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Ray and Rocky Launch Fundraising Effort for Local Animal Shelter

December 19th, 2020

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University’s live mascot, “Ray,” and his retired brother, “Rocky,” are getting into the holiday spirit, trying to raise at least $1,000 to buy food and treats for animals housed at the McDonough County Animal Shelter. The effort launched seeking 200 people to donate $5 each, and the food and treats will be purchased from local and small businesses. Ray and Rocky have also partnered with the Old Dairy to buy homemade, gourmet dog treats as part of the event. This is the last week for the fundraiser so the treats can be delivered... Read More

Col. Rock IV 2021 Calendar on Sale at University Bookstore

December 9th, 2020

For the most pawsitively terrific holiday gift, head over to the Western Illinois University Bookstore (in person or online!) and pick up the 2021 Western Illinois University Col. Rock IV (aka Ray) calendar. The 2021 calendar, designed by University Relations Graphic Designer Mark Austin, features photos — taken by WIU Visual Production Center photographers and by Rocky’s “people” Joe and Ketra Roselieb — of Western’s much-loved mascot Ray, along with a few photos of retired mascot Rocky, along with important WIU dates, such as Founders’ Day, Homecoming... Read More

What’s The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

January 16th, 2020

It’s a new year and a new decade, and everyone is making resolutions for a more positive life, and we at QuadCities.com are sticking to our resolution to give you the most and best positive news about the Quad-Cities! So, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” every month we give you What’s The Good News? A column here on our site written by yours truly, and an on-air segment presented again by your truly on Paula’s show every month. It showcases some of the great things going on in our community, including some great opportunities for young writers in the... Read More