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Family-Friendly Fright Night Scaring Up Fun In Downtown Rock Island Tonight

October 27th, 2021
Family-Friendly Fright Night Scaring Up Fun In Downtown Rock Island Tonight

Have a FRIGHTFUL good time tonight in downtown Rock Island with your little ghosts and goblins! Family-Friendly Fright Night will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. TONIGHT at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. Goodwill of the Heartland is one of the sponsors of the event, which is FREE for kids and families.  Read More

Virtue Signaling Needs To Be Accompanied By Virtue To Accomplish Economic Diversity And Equality In The Arts

October 24th, 2021
Virtue Signaling Needs To Be Accompanied By Virtue To Accomplish Economic Diversity And Equality In The Arts

Diversity in the arts is the latest hot topic on the Quad-Cities arts scene, and it’s certainly a welcome one, as the discussion has long been overdue. There is a definite shortage of minority voices across the arts spectrum, and that needs to be corrected. The only way it will be corrected is by it being acknowledged and addressed. Some groups have certainly been doing so, and deserve credit for it. Tristan Tapscott’s The Mockingbird On Main has been one of the most forward thinking theaters on the subject, with casts and shows that have distinctly featured minority performers and... Read More

Rock Island High School’s Wright, Putnam, Regur Qualify For Cross Country Sectionals

October 24th, 2021
Rock Island High School's Wright, Putnam, Regur Qualify For Cross Country Sectionals

Yesterday’s IHSA 2A Galesburg Cross Country Regional was tough but these Rock Island Rocks were tougher and qualified for next weekend’s Metamora Sectional Meet. #AllSophs Congratulations to Nora Wright, JP Putnam, Ian Regur!  Read More

NEW Atomic Coffee Bar Coming To Rock Island!

October 20th, 2021
NEW Atomic Coffee Bar Coming To Rock Island!

Let the long lines begin! Atomic Coffee Bar, known for their signature energy drinks, friendly drive-thru customer service, and long lines due to popular demand, is opening up a new location at the old Checker’s spot on John Deere Road in Rock Island. The shop is currently under construction and is expected to be open before the end of the year. Atomic has two other locations in the Quad-Cities, 4707 N Brady St. in Davenport, and 3235 Ridge Point, Bettendorf. For more info, stay tuned to your fun, free, local QuadCities.com…  Read More

Chamber, Business Leaders Provide Update On Efforts To Revitalize Downtown Rock Island

October 12th, 2021
Chamber, Business Leaders Provide Update On Efforts To Revitalize Downtown Rock Island

The Quad Cities Chamber on Monday presented a progress report to Rock Island City Council on efforts to explore the creation of a new public-private place management organization supported by sustainable funding to deliver special services that enhance public spaces, encourage investment and improve overall quality of life in Downtown Rock Island. In addition, updates were provided on plans to modernize the Downtown core, including the Great River Plaza and Arts Alley. Jack Cullen, the Chamber’s Director for Downtown Rock Island, introduced the core place management services called for by the... Read More

New Business, Haus Of Om Combining Wellness And Beauty In Rock Island

October 2nd, 2021
New Business, Haus Of Om Combining Wellness And Beauty In Rock Island

Haus of Om, a new fitness experience, will be opening soon at 3416 Black Hawk Road, Rock Island. The business is in the former Rock River Fitness which closed their doors this week and is merging an existing hair salon (Hilltop Head Shop) with the yoga studio, both owned by Jennifer Kavanaugh. For more information, click HERE.    Read More

BREAKING: Rock Island’s Theo’s Close To Finding New Owner

September 30th, 2021
BREAKING: Rock Island's Theo's Close To Finding New Owner

BREAKING NEWS: Theo’s Java Club, which has been a Rock Island staple for 27 years, is close to finding a new owner who will continue the traditions and heritage of the revered local coffee shop. As previously reported on QuadCities.com, owner Theo Grevas had mentioned Oct. 2 as a potential closing date for the quirky and unique spot for coffee, sandwiches, tea and more which has been a haven for a wide variety of folks from creatives to tourists at 213 17th St., Rock Island since 1994. Grevas since pushed the end date to Oct. 6. However, Grevas said today that he’s close to a deal with... Read More

Rock Island Names Its Citizens Of The Year

September 29th, 2021
Rock Island Names Its Citizens Of The Year

Each year, people in the community have an opportunity to submit a nomination for Rock Island residents who have made selfless contributions of service to the community. Rock Island High School dean Andy Campbell was chosen for the category of Education, RIHS coach Thurgood Marshall was chosen for the category of Individual, and RIHS student Riley Jones was chosen for the category of Youth. On September 27, they were honored at the city council meeting. Here’s what their nominations said… Thurgood Brooks  Born and raised in Rock Island, Thurgood Brooks is a passionate and dedicated... Read More

Help Crown Mr. Quad-Cities And Help Local Charities TONIGHT!

September 18th, 2021
Help Crown Mr. Quad-Cities And Help Local Charities TONIGHT!

Who will be MR. QUAD-CITIES???? Find out, and help out at good cause, Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Living Arts, 220 19th St., Rock Island, as they crown the KING of the QUAD CITIES! This fun men-only pageant is a duel fundraiser for the Mississippi Crown Scholarship Program & Center for Living Arts. We cannot wait to see a stage full of talented pageant dads, boyfriends & other QC royalty! More information? Click Here.  Read More

Rock Island’s Lowland Block Party Returns Oct. 3 With Art, Beer, Music And More

September 18th, 2021
Rock Island's Lowland Block Party Returns Oct. 3 With Art, Beer, Music And More

After a three year hiatus, Lowland Block Party returns for its fourth edition 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Laborspace, 311 21st St., Rock Island. Organizer Jon Burns posted the following about the event: We’ve carved out a nice lil block over the last decade on the east-side of the downtown, which we’ve self-identified as the Lowland area. Our block party not only brings awareness to our neighbors, but also to our creative and entrepreneurial friends that are scattered throughout the QC area, whom we’ve worked with and been inspired by over the years. FOOD: Roosters... Read More