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 Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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