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Posted on The Courtroom Insider, 10-Feb '10, 2:57PM

Well, folks, we have a new twist in the case. Elijah Reid has filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court, Rock Island, seeking $17 million because he claims Rock Island County Jail correctional officers Jeff Stulir and Bryan Browne did not let him use the jail’s law library, though Judge Walter Braud ordered he be [...]

Posted on QC Garden, 1-Feb '10, 12:28PM

If you’ve grown Perilla in your garden before you might be   hesitant to ever add another plant by the same name.   I love Perilla but it can be a self-seeding thug in my zone.   I’ve seen gardens taken over by the purple masses.   Although, I think its pretty easy to hoe away or pull seedlings, [...]

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  Today is Friday, April 25, the 115th day of 2014. There are 250 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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