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  • UAW president stumps for Bustos

    ROCK ISLAND -- United Auto Workers President and Rock Island native Dennis Williams campaigned for Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, in Rock I…

    • icon Updated October 21
  • Send us your fall photos

    The leaves are turning, and the Quad-Cities is awash in beautiful fall foliage. Grab your camera and capture some of the seasonal colors befor…

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
Colona residents set to decide if park district dies

COLONA -- This town of 5,099 will decide Nov. 4 whether to disband its 16-year-old park district,  a vote forced  by residents concerned that a proposed $4.5 million community center is too big a project for the district.

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River Bend Foodbank receives $15,000 grant

The Amy Helpenstell Foundation has presented $15,000 to the River Bend Foodbank to support its Backpack Program.

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Revolving loan funds available to new and expanding businesses

Low-interest loans are available to people who want to open, or expand, a business in Rock Island and Scott counties.

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RI church rummage sale Friday and Saturday

ROCK ISLAND -- A fall rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. at 15th Avenue Christian Church, 3600 15th Ave.

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Daily planner, Oct. 23, 2014

Haunts and Heroes Halloween Band Concert

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Davenport riverfront takes third place in national survey

Davenport was named third in a USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel contest for best riverfront in America at www.top10.com.  

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Davenport takes 3rd place for Top Riverfront

Press release submitted by Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Vice President Biden to speak in Davenport Monday

DAVENPORT - Vice President Joe Biden will speak in Davenport on Monday at an event for Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley.

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Martin Luther King/Second Baptist Trunk or Treat

Press release submitted by Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

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Spring Forward Learning Center receives Impact Grant

Press release submitted by Spring Forward Learning Center

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Tuesday 10/21/2014
Schroeder, Vann face off for Mercer County board seat

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Cleaning up a whirlwind of color in Rock Island

Leaves fly as a work crew clears one of the parking lots at the Blackhawk State Historic Site in Rock Island on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Some Quad-City residents already are finished clearing their property of fallen leaves, and others still have considerable seasonal work to finish.

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Atkinson condominium proposal before board again

   ATKINSON --   A proposal to build condominiums in West View Estates was again dominated the village board meeting Monday night.

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RI County prepares for first administrator, reviews budget

ROCK ISLAND — County board members on Tuesday officially set in motion the hiring of Rock Island County's first administrator by approving a job description, salary cap and money to hire a recruiting firm.

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Moline aldermen give first approval to 2015 budget

MOLINE -- Aldermen gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a $142 million 2015 budget as proposed by city administrator Lew Steinbrecher, but only after two hours of review and voting down some suggested changes. 

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Today in history for Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2014. There are 70 days left in the year.

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Rockridge reserves dwindle again, auditor says

EDGINGTON  -- Outside auditor Sarah Bohnsack told the Rockridge School Board on Monday that the district's operating fund balance shrank again last year, falling to $3,980,656. 

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Construction begins on Chicago-Moline passenger rail route

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Moline High School student one of four local whooping cough cases

MOLINE -- A Moline High School student is being treated for whooping cough. 

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Forest Preserve debt downgraded by ratings agency

ROCK ISLAND -- The Rock Island County Forest Preserve's debt rating has been downgraded by a major ratings agency.

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