Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: Jan. 09, 2013, 1:45 pm
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island


Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Dennis Pauley focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.

Annual State of the City Address - Mayor Dennis Pauley will give his Annual State of the City Address on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 12pm during a joint meeting of the Rock Island Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue. Mayor Pauley will also give the address at the City Council meeting on Monday, January 14, 2013 starting at 6:45 pm in City Council Chambers at City Hall. The City Council meeting is open to the public and Mediacom subscribers can watch the address live on Channel 9. Mayor Pauley states, "The State of the City Address is an opportunity for me to reflect on our accomplishments of the previous year and inform citizens of our opportunities for the coming year. I look forward to many more successes in 2013." Copies of the speech may be picked up at the Mayor's Office at 1528 Third Avenue after 1:30 pm on January 8 or by contacting his office at (309) 732-2012. The text of the address will be available on www.rigov.org on January 15.

Good Karma Shirt Company Ribbon Cutting - Join us at the Good Karma Shirt Company for a ribbon cutting to celebrate its first retail location on Wednesday, January 9, 4:00pm, at The Shoppes on 2nd, 1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 5. Good Karma Shirt Company Shirt Company features handcrafted and custom designed re-purposed clothing, hula hoops, and other products targeting young -in-spirit people who love life, music, and celebration. Hours are 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Free Christmas Tree Collection - The City of Rock Island is still offering free Christmas tree collection until January 11, 2013. Christmas trees should be placed at the normal garbage setout point on the citizen's garbage collection day. Christmas ornaments, lights, and stands must be removed from the tree. Trees must be placed at least 3 feet away from garbage carts to guarantee collection of both the Christmas trees and the garbage carts. Separate trucks will pickup Christmas trees.

New Loitering Ordinance During Late-Night Hours - A new ordinance took effect on December 31, 2012 to set limitations on loitering for individual's ages 17 to 20 years old in the late-night hours on the Great River Plaza in downtown Rock Island. Persons between ages 17 and 20 years old, between the hours of 12 midnight and 3 am Monday through Sunday, will not be permitted to loiter, congregate, or remain in public areas of the Great River Plaza. This new ordinance is designed to stop the congregating or loitering. It is not intended to discourage individuals 17 to 20 years of age from visiting businesses or residents.

30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service & Awards - The 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service and Award celebration honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013, 9:00 am -11:30 am at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. The theme for this year's program is "There's Still Work to be Done." Following the program, the 2013 Presidential Inauguration will be televised which begins at 12 pm. Please note the program is starting at 9:00 am. In past years, it has started at 10:30 am but they wanted people to be able to watch the inauguration so the celebration will begin at 9:00 am.



















 




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1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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