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EXCLUSIVE: Thurgood Brooks Considering Run For Illinois State Representative

September 8th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Thurgood Brooks Considering Run For Illinois State Representative

EXCLUSIVE: Thurgood Brooks, who recently led the charge to pass The Resolution to improve relations between police and the Rock Island community, is considering a run for lllinois State Representative for the 72nd District, which includes the Quad-Cities. The current representative, Mike Halpin, announced today he would be leaving the seat to run for State Senate. Brooks, who was narrowly defeated in the Rock Island Mayoral election earlier this year, has been extremely active in the community, from his work as a football coach with Rock Island High School to his various charitable projects and... Read More

BREAKING: Mike Halpin Running For Illinois State Senate

September 8th, 2021
BREAKING: Mike Halpin Running For Illinois State Senate

BREAKING NEWS: Mike Halpin, who has served as Illinois State Representative for the 72nd District including the Quad-Cities since 2017, announced this afternoon that he’s running for State Senate. Halpin will run in the 36th district, which is currently represented by Neil Anderson. However, Anderson, who lives in Andalusia, was drawn out of that district in the latest redistricting maps and is ineligible for reelection. Halpin, who has lived in Rock Island for nearly 20 years, was raised in a working family in the small town of Voorheesville, just outside the city of Albany. His father worked... Read More

WQPT Unleashes Expanded Signal Upon The Quad-Cities

April 9th, 2021
WQPT Unleashes Expanded Signal Upon The Quad-Cities

WQPT, the PBS station serving the Quad Cities and surrounding communities has often heard from viewers with issues related to receiving their signal. As a result, for the last several years WQPT has been involved in their Aspire Higher Capital Campaign. The first year was spent in the “silent” portion of the campaign and in January 2020 WQPT announced the public phase of the campaign. “This was only the second time in our 38 year history that we embarked on a capital campaign,” said Interim General Manager, Dawn Schmitt. The first being before WQPT went on the air for the start-up of the... Read More