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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 Saturday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2014. There are 151 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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