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Hundreds Of Quad-Cities Businesses Positively Impacted Through $275 Million Illinois Grant

January 9th, 2021

As previously reported on QuadCities.com, thousands of businesses statewide including a large number of Quad-Cities businesses, benefited from over $275 million in grants given by the state of Illinois to small businesses negatively impacted by covid-19. According to the business grant website, the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program was developed by Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to provide $580 million in economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. BIG – the largest program of its kind in the nation – leverages federal funding provided by the... Read More

Ballet Quad-Cities, RIBCO, Rozz Tox, Many Others, Benefit From $275 Million In Illinois Grants

January 8th, 2021

Hundreds of Quad-Cities arts, entertainment and leisure businesses and similar businesses statewide — including Rust Belt, Ballet Quad-Cities, RIBCO, Playcrafters, Black Box Theater and more — were given a helping hand today as Governor J.B. Pritzker announced more than $275 million for hard hit businesses across Illinois. Over 9,000 emergency assistance grants have been made to small businesses in over 600 cities and towns statewide through the Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program, according to the  Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), making it the... Read More

Especially During Covid, Quad-Cities Small Businesses Need Your Support

August 7th, 2020

Things are not looking good for this fall in regard to covid-19. Numbers are spiking, the government has been pathetically inept in terms of dealing with the crisis, and the economy is once again on the verge of completely tanking. Unemployment is up, some industries are shut down through the end of the year, and others are teetering on the precipice of being shut down, maybe for good. I don’t know about you, but I’m so pessimistic I’m starting to stock up on toilet paper. That’s why it’s more important than ever to shop at your locally-owned small businesses now. Local... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of July 26th: Flamingo Follies, Jazz Fest, Meadstock and MORE!

July 26th, 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

Rock Out Rock Island With Heavy Metal Parking Lot At Wake Brewing

June 11th, 2020

Looking for a little outdoor fun this weekend? Make your way to Wake Brewing (2529 5th Avenue Rock Island) for some Heavy Metal Parking Lot fun this Friday Jun 12 from 5 – 8 p.m. and Saturday Jun 13 from 12 – 3 p.m. Enjoy Wake’s extended outside seating across their front parking lot while taking in the Weather, Heavy tunes, Wake brews and Amazing food by local food vendors. For more information and updates, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2607676766227026/.  Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of June 7th: Heavy Metal, Cruises, Movies and MORE!

June 7th, 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

Tour De Brew Rolling On The River In May

February 24th, 2020

Ready to roll on the river while rolling up to quaff some great craft beers? Tour de Brew QC /Katie’s Club offers a scenic, fun-filled route during the 7th annual ride Saturday, May 2. The 2020 route will cover about 45 miles on both sides of the river. Packet pick up is Friday, May 1 at Icons, 124 18th St., Rock Island, from 3 p.m. To 7 p.m. A pre-ride beer tasting will be held during that time in Icon’s courtyard. It will cost $10 for registered riders and $25 to just taste beer. More details to come soon on the beer tasting. Packet pick up resumes the next day, Saturday, May 2 at... Read More

Truckfighters, Valley of the Sun, Daykeeper Rev Into RIBCO

February 20th, 2020

Truckfighters, Valley of the Sun, Daykeeper Rock Island Brewing Co. 1815 2nd Ave, Rock Island Saturday, February 22 Doors 7/Show 8 $18/18+ Heavy music devotees in the QCA are used to high-quality touring bands stopping at the Rock Island Brewing Company with clockwork regularity. This Saturday’s bill, however, will cause even the most complacent headbanger to take note. Swedish desert rockers Truckfighters are back from a short breakup, and, with Ohio’s Valley of the Sun in tow, are visiting Rock Island for the first time in years. Wake Brewing, the heaviest brewery in the Midwest,... Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#30 – #21)

December 29th, 2019

It’s almost the end of the year, and it’s time for everyone to flashback on the past 300-plus days, and we at QuadCities.com are right there with you. We’re taking a glance in the rearview at the past 365 to run down the top 30 stories of the year for our site! Of course, since we cover entertainment, sports, and features, that’s all we’ve got going on here. For stories on the flood, politics, crime and such, please feel free to check out our news media partners at KWQC-TV6. For the criteria on how we picked the stories, check out my column on the countdown. As always, it’s interesting... Read More

Three Shades Of Heavy Rocking RIBCO Sunday Night

November 1st, 2019

If you have any energy left after the Halloween weekend, head over to the Rock Island Brewing Company for an early show on Sunday night. Wake Brewing and LoPiez Pizza are sponsoring the show, which will paint the brick walls of RIBCO with three distinct shades of heavy. Ripple Music’s Horseburner is swinging thru RIBCO on a monthlong American tour. Their Appalachian-rockslide rumble is less groove-based than fellow West-by-god natives Karma to Burn. It’s more like a mineshaft collapsing in slow motion while the miners sing hymns in the dark. Their new record finds the band embracing... Read More