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UPDATED: Illinois Covid Mitigations Will Be In Place For At Least Two To Three More Weeks

December 1st, 2020

UPDATED: Illinois will remain under tier 3 covid mitigations for at least two to three more weeks, and could elevate to a more restrictive level if numbers get worse, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said during his press conference today. Illinois covid numbers leapt back up after a few days of numbers getting better. After yesterday’s report of just 6,190 new cases, today’s report listed 12,542 new cases in Illinois and 125 new deaths over the past 24 hours. It should be noted that today marks six days from “Blackout Wednesday,” that traditional unofficial day of inebriation... Read More

Even In A Strange And Downtrodden Year, There Are Things For Which To Be Thankful

November 27th, 2020

It was a surreal Thanksgiving. My ex-wife and I alternate years on holidays, and it’s always strange and depressing for me when I don’t get to see my son on those days, especially when I’m reminded of the fun times we had the year before in the memories section of social media. This year was even more downcast, given the dark cloud of covid. Whereas in previous years when I was without my son, I would go to visit family or friends, or have people over to my house, this year there was none of that. I wasn’t going to be visiting my family, nor would there be my usual open door to people to... Read More

Need To Find A Turkey Last Minute In The Quad-Cities? TWO Stores Hit The Spot!

November 25th, 2020

All is not lost, procrastinators! If you’ve let your thanksgiving planning go to the very last minute, if you desperately searched around at various spots today for a turkey without having any luck (as we did and reported on earlier!), don’t fret! There are TWO spots in the Quad-Cities where we found turkeys just a little over an hour ago! Moline HyVee, at 4200 John Deere Road, had been dry of turkey earlier in the day, but a few new birds must’ve flown in from the back storage because as of 8 p.m. tonight they had a half-dozen turkeys available for purchase. HyVee also had a... Read More

Quad-Cities’ River Bend Foodbank Seeing Record Demand Since Pandemic

November 25th, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only devastated the U.S. economy and cost more than 260,000 American lives, it is driving record hunger in the greater Quad-Cities region. “The number of people who don’t have enough food to eat in the QCA has increased by over 50 percent since Covid,” Mike Miller, president/CEO of River Bend Foodbank, said this week. “There are now almost 150,000 in the 23 counties we serve, 1 in 7 people and 1 in 4 children who are food insecure.” “The Foodbank has responded with record-setting food distributions in April, May, June, and July, with over 2 million meals... Read More

Still Looking For A Turkey In The Quad-Cities? They Might All Be Gobbled Up

November 25th, 2020

Thanksgiving turkeys and supplies have been gobbled up quickly off Quad-Cities grocery store shelves, so if you’re still on the hunt for a bird, you might have tough time. A trek to three area HyVee and two Aldi stores and a Target on the Illinois and Iowa sides of the river found ALL six of them SOLD OUT of turkeys, as of this morning. As for other supplies, the Aldis in Davenport and Rock Island were also sold out of cranberries, mashed potatoes and some stuffings, although still had gravy and a good supply of vegetables. The HyVees in Moline, Davenport and Milan were likewise out of cranberries,... Read More

Rock Island County At A ‘Crisis Point’ For Covid, Health Department Officials Say

November 23rd, 2020

Rock Island County is at a “crisis point” in regard to covid-19 cases, according to health department officials. Currently, a record 92 patients are in Rock Island County hospitals with COVID-19. In addition, the health department reports 114 additional cases. The total number is now 7,783. “This is a jump of 16 patients (in area hospitals) from Sunday to Monday,” said Nita Ludwig, administrator, Rock Island County Health Department. “We know our hospital systems sounded alarms earlier this month when the number of patients was lower. Now, we are at a crisis point with... Read More

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner At Martin Luther King Center

November 17th, 2020

Martin Luther King Center, 630 9th St., Rock Island, is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner. Enjoy a delicious, free Thanksgiving meal. All are welcome! Thanksgiving at the King Center will be a bit different this year. We will provide delivery and curb-side pickup for three days (November 20-22). There will be no dine-in service this year. If you would like us to deliver 25 or more meals to one location, please call 309 732 2999 to reserve. More details to come! This event is made possible through the hard work and dedication of hundreds of volunteers, many of whom have been coming back for more than... Read More

Get Your Turkey Trot On This Thanksgiving!

November 24th, 2019

Before you dig into your Thanksgiving feast, join the Scott County YMCA for their 31st Annual Turkey Trot!  There is a 1 mile, 5K, and 5-mile option. Packet Pick Up & Late Registration (at Davenport YMCA, 606 W 2nd Street) Wednesday, November 23rd – 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Thursday, November 24th – 6:30 – 8 AM   Schedule of Events 8:30 a.m.            1 Mile Family Fun Run 9 a.m.                 5K Run/Walk (with FREE Child Watch) 9:05 a.m.            5 Mile Run/Walk (with FREE Child Watch) 10 a.m.               Post-Race... Read More

How To Avoid Plumbing Issues For A Happy Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2019

The delicious bounty of food enjoyed on Thanksgiving can lead to a far-less-enjoyable bounty of issues with sewer and plumbing systems in the days after the holiday. Everything from sinks to toilets to garbage disposals can become clogged, leaving people far from grateful. Fortunately, the contractors who employ the skilled professionals of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 25 in Rock Island can provide the service and expertise needed to fix any problems as they arise.   While many people spend the day shopping for the best holiday deals, plumbing professionals deal with the rush... Read More

For A Happier Holiday: Where Those In Need Can Go For Dinner On Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2016

As we look forward to our annual holiday to give thanks for the good things in our lives, let’s remember that for many people, life is full of challenges that are difficult to overcome, and some people find themselves in need this thanksgiving. That’s why we at QuadCities.com are running this list of places that people can go for a good meal and hospitality free of charge this Thanksgiving. If you are someone in need, the places on this list offer a good dinner and we hope you find them well and accommodating and enjoy your holiday. If you know of anyone in need, please pass this along to them,... Read More