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United Way Quad Cities Awards $275K in New Grants to Promote Racial Equity

February 26th, 2021

On Friday, United Way Quad Cities announced it has awarded $275,000 in grants to local organizations to help reduce and prevent racial inequities in education, income and health. The new “United for Equity” grants will help 25 nonprofits, grassroots organizations and social entrepreneurs provide access and opportunity to people of color in the Quad Cities by focusing on three primary goals — empowering the next generation, strengthening families, and educating and equipping the community. “In these turbulent times, issues of racial equity and social justice have been magnified. And, our... Read More

BREAKING: New Deadlier Covid-19 Strain Found In Rock Island

February 11th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: A Rock Island person is the first to be infected with the new, more deadly strain of the South African COVID-19 variant Thursday, Illinois Department of Public Health officials announced tonight. The variant B.1.351, was found in a Rock Island resident, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. It’s not yet known how the person contracted the disease. “We expected to see more cases of variants detected in Illinois, including the B.1.351 strain,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike in a release. “These variants seem to spread more rapidly, which can lead... Read More

Next Illinois Q-C Covid Vaccine Clinic Will be at TaxSlayer Tuesday, Feb. 9

February 5th, 2021

Because of predicted cold temperatures, the weekly Covid vaccine clinic run by Rock Island County Health Department for Tuesday, Feb. 9, will be inside the TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline. Vaccine distribution priority groups are Phase 1A and Phase 1B in Illinois, and the health department typically has a Tuesday drive-through clinic at Greater Quad City Auto Auction, 4015 78th Ave., Milan. Those seeking their first dose may visit the RICHD Facebook page or website at 10 a.m. each Friday for a link to reserve an appointment. Those seeking their second dose may visit the same sites... Read More

How Will It Impact You? Tough Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine

December 11th, 2020

There’s been in incredible number of questions in regard to an upcoming covid-19 vaccine, what it means, when it’ll get here, and how it’ll impact the Quad-Cities and beyond. In an effort to, as usual, present the latest FACT-BASED reporting and research on the topic, we at QuadCities.com are presenting a question and answer session on the topic, courtesy of the Rock Island County Health Department. The first questions were answered by Edward Rivers, director of the Scott County Health Department Vaccine 101: What we know now The first questions were answered by Edward Rivers,... Read More

Have Questions About The Covid-19 Vaccine? Here Are Some Answers…

December 11th, 2020

There are a LOT of questions in regard to covid-19, the upcoming vaccine, and various other health issues. In an effort to answer those questions and, as always, provide FACT-BASED reporting and information, we at QuadCities.com are printing the following Q and A regarding the covid-19 vaccine and other covid-related matters. The first questions were answered by Edward Rivers, director of the Scott County Health Department Who is involved in the vaccination planning in the Quad Cities? Our health departments, emergency management agencies, our local health systems (Genesis and UnityPoint) and... Read More

Rock Island County Reports New Covid Cases, Deaths For Today

December 10th, 2020

The Rock Island County Health Department is reporting five additional deaths from COVID-19: a man in his 90s, a man in his 80s, a woman in her 90s and a woman in her 80s, all of whom had been living in long-term-care facilities; and a woman in her 80s who died at home. The total number of deaths now is 192. “We offer our sincere sympathies to the loved ones of these five Rock Island County residents,” said Janet Hill, chief operating officer of the Rock Island County Health Department. In addition, the health department reports 124 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 9,522. Currently,... Read More

Rock Island County Health Department Reports 8,511 Total Covid Cases

December 2nd, 2020

The Rock Island County Health Department is reporting three additional deaths from COVID-19: two men in their 70s who had been hospitalized and a man in his 90s who had been living in a long-term-care facility. The number of deaths in the county from this virus, as of Dec. 1, is now 151. “We offer our heartfelt sympathies to their friends and family,” said Nita Ludwig, administrator, Rock Island County Health Department. “Throughout the pandemic, we have a seen about a three-week lag between a surge in cases and an uptick in deaths. We unfortunately are bracing for more COVID-19 deaths in... Read More

Get Your Fair Food Fix This Week!

August 31st, 2020

Get your Fair Food Fix at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds (4200 Archer Drive East Moline) this week! Westmoreland Concessions will be at the Fairgrounds between Tuesday Sep 1 and Monday Sep 7. Hours will be 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, except for Sunday when the stand will close at 5 p.m. Enjoy some Corndogs, Funnel Cakes, Nachos, Fried Cheese on a Stick, Deep Fried Oreos, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Soda and Tea. And the best part? Everything is only $5! Fulfill that fair food craving you’ve been dealing with all summer! For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/324947621886163/.   For... Read More

Monster Trucks Rolling into the Quad Cities

August 4th, 2020

The Monsters are coming! America’s biggest and baddest monster truck show is coming for the first time ever to the Quad Cities this Saturday Aug 8 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds (4200 Archer Drive East Moline)! Quad Cities Monster Truck Summer Nationals features National TV Monster Trucks, including two-time world champion BOUNTY HUNTER, plus SCARLETT BANDIT, IRON OUTLAW, JEKYLL & HYDE, and KAMIKAZE! For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit https://event.attendstar.com/event/show/quad-cities-monster-truck-summer-nationals/. Come experience the earth-shaking,... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of August 2nd: Monster Trucks, Sausages, Tours and MORE!

August 2nd, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More