Rock Island community survey deadline extended


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Posted Online: Sept. 05, 2013, 12:25 pm
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island


The City is seeking citizen input in its comprehensive planning process. Rock Island residents have until September 30 to complete an online community survey to provide input on city services and infrastructure, quality of life, housing, and community and economic development. The survey is available in English and Spanish on the City's website at www.rigov.org. Hard copies may be picked up and completed at City Hall or any of the three Rock Island Public Library branches.

Help Rock Island shape its future

The City of Rock Island is hosting two community vision workshops to provide residents an opportunity to express their ideas on how the community should grow over the next 20 years and what issues need to be addressed in the City's comprehensive plan.

• Monday, September 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center located at 630 9th Street. Spanish, French, Swahili, Karen, and Burmese interpreters will be available.

• Tuesday, September 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Farrell Hall at St. Pius Catholic Church located at the northeast corner of 24th Street and 31st Avenue.

The City encourages residents to attend one of these fun, interactive sessions. For more information visit the City's website at www.rigov.org.

















 



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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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