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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

‘Disenchanted!’ Ready To Enchant Audiences At Rock Island’s Circa ’21

September 15th, 2021
'Disenchanted!' Ready To Enchant Audiences At Rock Island's Circa '21

Your favorite fairytale princesses and a bunch of their empowered friends get a whole new look, and a whole new sound, in the latest stage event at Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse: DISENCHANTED! Running through November 6, this hysterical fairytale hit was praised by Chicago Critic for its “fun music and even funnier characters that will have you laughing all the way to the palace.” The show is now making its Quad Cities debut boasting the talents of a sensational professional cast.  DISENCHANTED! has scheduled performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at... Read More

BREAKING: Bayside Bistro Bringing Cajun Spice To Rock Island

September 14th, 2021
BREAKING: Bayside Bistro Bringing Cajun Spice To Rock Island

BREAKING NEWS: There’s going to be a new restaurant bringing the spice to Rock Island — and it’s an old favorite on the local foodie scene. Bayside Bistro is opening up it’s second location at 2704 18th Avenue in Rock Island, Illinois. (For those trying to place that spot, it’s in the old Spagos building across from Dunkin Donuts and next to Rudys.) That joins their previous location at 1105 Christie Street, in the Village of East Davenport. “We look forward to serving our great customers on both sides of the (Mississippi) River,” the owners, LaTisha and... Read More

Quad City Botanical Center Hosts Pay What You Can Week This Week

September 13th, 2021
Quad City Botanical Center Hosts Pay What You Can Week This Week

The Quad City Botanical Center is allowing guests to pay what they can for admission to the gardens September 12-18. Eliminating financial barriers to entry makes the gardens accessible to all regardless of the ability to pay the general admission fee. The public is welcome to visit Sunday 11AM-5PM and 10AM-5PM Monday through Saturday. Standard general admission is $7 for adults 16 and older, $4 for youth ages 2-15 and toddlers under age two receive free admission. Members always get in free. Fall highlights at the Botanical Center include interactive water play in the newly expanded Children’s... Read More

BREAKING: Rock Island Will Not Be Selling Off Its Water And Sewer Services

September 10th, 2021
BREAKING: Rock Island Will Not Be Selling Off Its Water And Sewer Services

BREAKING NEWS: Rock Island has stopped exploring selling off its water and sewer services to a private company. The city issued the following statement this afternoon: “The Rock Island City Council is suspending further exploration into the privatization of the City’s water and sewer utilities. The elected officials and staff of the City of Rock Island are continually looking for ways to provide high quality and cost-efficient services to its citizens.  For the past 18 months, the City has gathered information related to the potential privatization of the City’s water and sewer... Read More