lif Heading lif RSS
09/30/2014, 10:30 pm Former President Jimmy Carter is 90. Actress-singer Julie Andrews is 79. Actress Stella Stevens is 76. Rock musician Jerry Martini ...
Read Full Story

09/30/2014, 1:31 pm Pity the chia seed. For so long this nutritional powerhouse was relegated to late-night television commercials hawking sprouting cat-shaped clay ...
Read Full Story

09/30/2014, 1:30 pm Just as you're finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn's overabundance of butternut ...
Read Full Story

09/30/2014, 1:30 pm We weren't sure whether this slightly sweet, slightly savory, very Italian pear tart belonged best at brunch or dessert. And ...
Read Full Story

09/30/2014, 1:30 pm Some days you just need to embrace a kitchen sink approach to cooking. This quick bread is just such a ...
Read Full Story

09/30/2014, 11:47 am Mr. Tidbit: Choice of Twinkies We survived the disturbance in the Force that was caused by the recent brief disappearance ...
Read Full Story

09/29/2014, 11:49 pm Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel is 86. Actress Angie Dickinson is 83. Singer Cissy Houston is 81. Singer Johnny Mathis ...
Read Full Story

09/29/2014, 5:38 pm Do you have any pet peeves? I'm not a prude, and I know texting is a popular form of communicating ...
Read Full Story

09/29/2014, 5:38 pm Submit photos of you with your grandchildren by emailing them to features@qconline.com. In the subject line, type the word "Grand," ...
Read Full Story

09/29/2014, 5:37 pm Looking for something to do with your grandchildren? Here's a list of upcoming activities in the Quad-Cities area. Oct. ...
Read Full Story

09/30/2014, 10:59 am The musical Jekyll and Hyde (book by Leslie Bricusse, music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse, and ...
Read Full Story

09/29/2014, 2:29 pm HONOLULU (AP) A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a ...
Read Full Story

09/29/2014, 12:16 pm VENICE, Italy (AP) The romantic canaled city of Venice has been the venue for 323 weddings of foreign ...
Read Full Story

09/29/2014, 11:53 am The addictive power of nicotine can have such a grip on smokers that it takes an average of 14 attempts ...
Read Full Story

09/29/2014, 11:52 am FORT WORTH, Texas -- Stress expert and board member of the American Institute of Stress in Fort Worth Cynthia Ackrill ...
Read Full Story

09/29/2014, 11:51 am TRY THIS Medicine ball workout moves your body to fitness Medicine balls offer a great alternative to dumbbells. They ...
Read Full Story





Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






(More History)