Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: Feb. 20, 2013, 9:00 am
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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.

Broadway District to Host City Candidate Forum March 7th -Want to know what Rock Island city candidates think about issues affecting Broadway residents? Come and find out at a public forum on Thursday, March 7. The event will be 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 710 23rd St., Rock Island.

The following candidates have been invited:
Mayor: Incumbent Dennis Pauley, David Levin, and Rick Cassini.
1st Ward: Incumbent Terry Brooks and Ivory Clark.
5th Ward: David McAdam, Margie Mejia-Caraballo, Kate Hotle, and Anthony Heddlesten.

Each candidate will have a brief opportunity to make any remarks, and then the forum will be open for questions from the audience. For more information, please contact Barb Braun at (309) 788-1769 or barb@thecommunicationsolution.us.

Holiday Refuse and Recycling Collection Schedule - Refuse and recycling collection will be on the normal collection schedule during the week of the President's Day holiday, Monday, February 18. The Drop-Off Center located at Millennium Waste, 13606 Knoxville Road, Milan will be open on Saturday from 7 am to 12 noon.

2013 RV & Camping Show- February 22-24th the 2013 RV & Camping Show sets up camp at the QC Expo Center. Exhibitors will showcase everything for the RV and camping adventurer from full size equipment to accessories. Hours are Friday 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Adults are $7 - Kids (6-16) are $1 and kids under 6yrs are free.

The Artful Office Ribbon Cutting – Join us for the Artful Office Ribbon cutting Friday, March 1, at 4:00 pm at 1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 1. The Artful Office offers unique items for creatives, aspiring entrepreneurs that want to turn their office, business, or dorm into meaningful and functional workspace. The Shoppes on 2nd hours are 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday.

















 



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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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