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Looking For Positive News? Here’s The Good News For June, Quad-Cities!

June 21st, 2021
Scott Beck and Bryan Woods winning a Saturn Award for "A Quiet Place"

It’s summer, covid is fading, and spirits are high for new beginnings and positivity! And we here at QuadCities.com, as we do every month, are giving you a dose of that positivity with our What’s The Good News column! Every month, we, in conjunction with our friends and partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” give you a rundown of some of the positive things going on in and around the Quads. So, what’s the good news for this month? Here ya go… Quad City Arts Metro Arts Is Coloring Moline The Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program has... Read More

John Deere To Donate $1.7 Million to River Bend Food Bank in 2021

June 17th, 2021
John Deere To Donate $1.7 Million to River Bend Food Bank in 2021

Moline-based John Deere  — which started River Bend Food Bank in 1982 in response to the ’80s farm crisis — committed Thursday to donate $1.7 million to the Food Bank in 2021, part of a planned $7 million through the John Deere Foundation over the rest of this decade. In 2020, with Deere’s continued investment, the Food Bank distributed more than 23 million meals and served 160,000 people in 23 Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois counties. “Our history together goes back to the very beginning of River Bend almost 40 years ago,” Nate Clark, president of the John Deere Foundation,... Read More

New John Deere Foundation President Oversees New $200 Million Pledge

April 2nd, 2021
New John Deere Foundation President Oversees New $200 Million Pledge

John Deere is known the world over for its signature green – in its iconic deer logo; its gleaming ag equipment, and literal link to the land. But another kind of green is playing a larger role in the Moline-based institution as it continues a long tradition to devoting time and treasure to communities it serves, through corporate citizenship and charitable contributions. This week, the John Deere Foundation announced it will invest $200 million over the next 10 years in initiatives that will bring to life John Deere’s higher purpose: “We run so life can leap forward.” That recalls the... Read More

Quad Cities Chamber Forecast Predicts “Hot” Economy for 2021

December 3rd, 2020
Quad Cities Chamber Forecast Predicts “Hot” Economy for 2021

There are just 28 days left in this nightmare of a year. But will 2021 really be much better? Yes, but we’ll need to be patient, according to an economic forecast Thursday presented by the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce. “Pivot and acceleration are two new favorite words in our dictionary,” Paul Rumler, chamber president/CEO, said before the formal virtual presentation, done online. “The Quad Cities Chamber has pivoted very aggressively this year to meet the increased demand,” he said. “We are so gratified to hear about your resiliency and determination to fight through 2020, and be... Read More

Smart Lexus of Quad Cities Donates 2-Year Lease to a Lucky Winner, Birdies For Charity Raises Over $12 Million

October 30th, 2020
Smart Lexus of Quad Cities Donates 2-Year Lease to a Lucky Winner, Birdies For Charity Raises Over $12 Million

Despite the PGA Tour 2020 John Deere Classic being canceled this summer due to Covid concerns, it helped raise $12.22 million for 465 local and regional charities, through the annual Birdies for Charity program. Tournament officials Friday also announced that each participating charity will receive a 5-percent bonus in addition to the money raised through the Birdies for Charity program. This year, because of Covid-19 protocols, all checks will be mailed to participating charities. There will be no in-person check pickups. “Thanks to the incredible ongoing generosity of individuals, companies... Read More

FIRST LEGO League Kickoff!

September 13th, 2019
FIRST LEGO League Kickoff!

Quad Cities’ FIRST LEGO League teams from Iowa and Illinois including students, coaches and mentors are cordially invited to attend the FREE, 7th Annual FIRST LEGO League Kickoff. Please note there is also a parallel, FIRST LEGO League Junior Kickoff.  Here is a link with further info. The Kickoff provides a fun, interactive way to meet other teams, learn together and share key FIRST LEGO League information.  This includes opportunities to talk with Innovation Project Challenge experts about buildings and public spaces in your community.  In addition, you can learn from experienced FIRST LEGO... Read More

John Deere Classic Hits The Tees This Week!

July 11th, 2019
John Deere Classic Hits The Tees This Week!

The revered and lauded local golf tournament drawing fans and sportsmen from around the world, the John Deere Classic, runs at Moline’s Deere Run course Thursday through Sunday. Competitors began teeing off today, with a wide-range of events and promotions surrounding the event. Favorites for the trophy this year include Vegas odds favorite Collin Morikawa. The 160-player field battles it out for a $6 million purse, with the winner getting $1.044 million. Various charities are also winners as, last year, 521 participating charities received $12.27 million.  This year, the tournament is expected... Read More

Have a Waddlin’ Good Time at Annual Duck Hatching Event!

April 11th, 2019
Have a Waddlin’ Good Time at Annual Duck Hatching Event!

John Deere’s most popular family event, the Annual Duck Hatching, is back yet again! The 2019 Duck Hatching Event takes place on Saturday Apr 13 and Sunday Apr 14 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the John Deere Pavilion (1400 River Drive Moline). This event features a hatching observation and education program with informational sessions conducted at the top of every hour. Follow along at three learning stations as ducklings first crack out of their shells, learn how to waddle, and play and swim with each other. Informational sessions will be held at the top of every hour, where children can ask questions... Read More

Have a Waddlin’ Good Time at Annual Duck Hatching Event!

March 29th, 2019
Have a Waddlin’ Good Time at Annual Duck Hatching Event!

John Deere’s most popular family event, the Annual Duck Hatching, is back yet again! The 2019 Duck Hatching Event takes place on Saturday Apr 13 and Sunday Apr 14 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the John Deere Pavilion (1400 River Drive Moline). This event features a hatching observation and education program with informational sessions conducted at the top of every hour. Follow along at three learning stations as ducklings first crack out of their shells, learn how to waddle, and play and swim with each other. Informational sessions will be held at the top of every hour, where children can ask questions... Read More

John Deere Heritage Tractor Parade Rolling into Downtown Moline!

September 7th, 2018
John Deere Heritage Tractor Parade Rolling into Downtown Moline!

Are you a heritage tractor owner? Maybe you wish you were a heritage tractor owner? Either way, this event is for you! The John Deere Pavilion will be hosting the 7th Annual Quad Cities Area Heritage Tractor Parade and Show this Saturday, Sep 8 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The John Deere Pavilion is located at 1400 River Dr Ste 100 Moline. This event features a variety of antique tractors! The parade will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the John Deere Pavilion on River Drive and will proceed to 19th Street, then on to 5th Avenue, and down 12th Street. The tractors will return to the Pavilion along River... Read More