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Posted on Jame's 1948 , 21-Aug '14, 10:17PM

HEBREW HONEYCOMB Author: W.A. Dillard At various times and in sundry circumstances the measure of another person is taken.. Perhaps it is to recognize talents and abilities or to evaluate and praise the good deeds accomplished, or other reasons. … Continue reading →

Posted on QC Examiner, 21-Aug '14, 12:03PM

Team Schilling is making quite a stir with a press release demanding Cheri Bustos return 10% of her congressional salary or at least donate the $34,800 to vets or a charity of her choice because during an interview with the Chicago Tribune editorial board two years ago before she was elected, Bustos said she would […]

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 21-Aug '14, 10:37AM

The elections are going to be the focus of the drive by media for some time, and remembering campaigns past we have a few comments. In past elections it had been stated by some democrat candidates that the ‘Republicans want to put you back in chains.” Too bad said candidates couldn’t run on their accomplishments […]

Posted on QC Ghost, 20-Aug '14, 11:47AM

A high school student was allegedly suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.Kendra Turner, a senior at Dyer County High School, said bless you to her classmate who sneezed and the teacher told her that the term was for church."She said that we're not going to have godly speaking in her class and that's when I said we have a constitutional right," Turner told WMC.When she defended her actions, the teacher told Turner to see an administrator. The student said that she had to finish the class period in in-school suspension.The girl's parents ...

Posted on The Scoundrel, 1-Aug '14, 1:55PM

Illinois not just in it for the short-term we are the home of long-distance political skullduggery.   Illinois politics always were on the road to ruin – Quad Cities Online.

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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.

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