Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: May 15, 2013, 12:53 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.

Lissie Concert to Benefit ALS - Acclaimed international rock artist, Lissie Maurus, will return home Sunday, May 19th to team up with the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department for a second time. The concert will be held at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island, IL from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm benefiting the ALS division of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. The outdoor concert will include a family friendly day of live music, food and fun. Admission is available at the gate only and is $10 for adults and children 12 and under will be free with paid adult. Four great bands will perform including Jordan Danielson (jordandanielsenmusic.com), Phox (phoxband.com), Whoozdads? featuring Ellis Kell (whoozdads.com), and Lissie (lissie.com). For more information please call (309) 732-7275.

2013 Heart Walk - 2013 Quad Cities Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's national campaign to get America moving. The Heart Walk is a non-competitive walk that celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes and encourages many more to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles while raising the dollars needed to fund life-saving research and education, advocate for health and save lives. Join us this year at the Quad Cities 2013 Heart Walk and let your footsteps raise awareness and funds, Saturday, May, 18 at the Great River Plaza in the District of Rock Island. Festivities begin at 8:00 am and the walk starts at 9:30 am. Register to walk at www.quadcitiesheartwalk.org or call (563) 323-4321.

Summer Movie Series - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is delighted to invite the community to the Summer Movie Series. The Movies will begin May 13th and will conclude August 26th, 2013. All shows will start at 12:00 pm in the Ida Robinson Banquet Room at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center located at 630 Ninth Street in Rock Island. The Summer Movie Series is an initiative that focuses on bringing families and community together in entertainment and dialogue. Immediately after the film viewing, attendees are encouraged to remain for 30 minutes of (R&R) Reflection and Response. The goal is to bring people together through the vehicle of entertainment in an effort to foster shared learning, understanding, and enjoyment. Monday Matinee attendees will view the movie at no cost. A popcorn and soft drink package will be available to purchase.

2013 Young Professional Awards - The Network's Symposium & Young Professionals Community Impact Awards were held Thursday, May 2 at the Establishment Theatre in Rock Island culminating a week long celebration of the #QuadCitiesWeek and what a great community it is to work and live in. Individuals and business were honored including, the 2013 Multi-Modal Award, Rock Island Bike Path Project. Thank you to the Young Professionals Network for recognizing our Bike Path Project.

















 



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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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