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Reading the Local News on the Web



Access to the Dispatch/Argus newspaper on the web is normally restricted to only users who are dialed up and connected through an account with Quad-Cities OnlineŽ or have an active 7 day delivery subscription to the print version of the newspaper. Current active Dispatch/Argus Subscribers click here.

If you are a current active subscriber to the Moline Dispatch or the Rock Island Argus, you can gain free access to the news on the web by creating a log in name. You can register for this free access by going to our Registration Page at http://qconline.com/pressplus . This will require you to enter your first and last name as well as your contact information for verification that you are a subscriber.

If you are not dialed up as a Quad-Cities OnlineŽ customer, are connected to the Internet using a different service provider, or do not have a current and active subscription to the print version of the newspaper then you will be denied access to that section of the web site. If you have place your newspaper subscription on hold for any reason, you will not be able to access the online version of the paper until you have restarted your home delivery. Persons wishing to purchase access to the news on the web can subscribe to this service for a fee of $99.95 per year. Visit our Registration Page at http://qconline.com/pressplus/login.php# for more information and to set up an account.



If you encounter problems reading the news on the web, visit the Press+ help section.


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  Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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