The following help to make QC Q&A available:

Nurse Midwives
2701 17th St.
Rock Island, Illinois
(309) 779-4272

Old Chicago
3030 Utica Ridge Rd.
Bettendorf, Ia.

One Solution
800 36th Ave

Peabody's Espresso Lounge
1711 5th Ave.
Moline, Il.

Pfister & Sons
1125 Blackhawk Rd.
Rock Island, Il.

Pickerman's Soup & Sandwich Shop
4659 44th ST.
Rock Island, Il.

Pizza Hut
Cumberland Sq.
Bettendorf, Ia.

Project Now Headstart
85 9th ST.
Silvis, Il.

Putnam Museum of History & Natural Science
1717 W 12th ST.
Davenport, Ia. 319-324-1933

Quad City Blind Factory
1614 State St.
Bettendorf, Ia.

QC Botanical
2525 4th Ave.
Rock Island, Il.

Quad City Skin Clinic
3601 7th ST.
Moline, Il.

Quad City Sports Center
700 W River Drive
Davenport, Ia.

Quint City Baptist School
4823 Jersey Ridge Rd.
Davenport, Ia.

RIA Federal Credit Union
4217 Utica Ridge Rd.
Bettendorf, Ia.

RI Enterprises
1022 Mound St.
Davenport, Ia.

Raynor Door
919 E 59th St.
Davenport, Ia.

Rock Island County Council On Addictions
1607 John Deere Road
East Moline, Illinois
(309) 792-0292

R.S.C. Hurley Crane Service, Inc.
1521 47th Avenue
Moline, Illinois
(309) 762-1370

Reason's Locker Service
18510 206th St. W. Buffalo Prairie, IL
(309) 537-3424

Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors

Rusty's Auto Body & Towing
412 1st St.
Andalusia, Il.

St. Johns Center for Early Learning
1450 30th Ave
East Moline, Il.

Sacred heart Catholic School
408 E. 11 St.
Davenport, Ia.

Sacred Heart Pedals
1602 13th St.
Moline, Il.

Sable's Jewelry
908 15th Ave
East Moline, Il.

Schurr, Joe
534 W 1st
Milan, Il.

Schwender & Mougin Shoes
1614 5th Ave
Moline, Il.

612 Valley View Dr.
Moline, Il.

Shive Hattery
1830 6th Ave
Moline, Il.

Smile Awhile Pre-School
300 W 2nd Ave
Milan, Il.

St. Ambrose

(319) 333-6270

St. Johns Preschool
1450 30th Avenue
East Moline, IL
(309) 792-0765

State Farm Insurance
Rick Lawson
1007 W 4th St.
Milan, Il.

Stenzel Auction Service Inc.
14619 East 60th St.
Osco, Il.

Sterling House
4040 E 55th St.
Davenport, Ia.

Sunbeam Bakery
2330 Spruce Hills Dr.
Bettendorf, Ia.

Sylvan Learning Center
1035 Lincoln Rd, Suite 307
Bettendorf, IA 52722
(319) 359-1001

Toy Box
2202 E 11st.
Davenport, Ia.

Traynor's Antiques & Fine Furnishings
1852 16th St.
Moline, Il.

Trinity Medical Ctr.
500 Jone Deere Rd.
Rock Island, Il.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1330 13th St.
Moline, Il.

Two Rivers YMCA
2040 53rd St.
Moline, Il.

3707 Eastern Ave
Davenport, Ia.

Wah Konsa
2358 Vermont Ave
Wilton, Ia.

Wayne Montgomery Furniture & Interiors
1415 Brady St.
Davenport, Ia.

Wild Birds Unlimited
3616 Eastern Ave.
Davenport, Ia.

Wildwood Baptist
18717 Hubbard
East Moline, Il.

Wintergreen Harbor Restaurant & Bar
Rt 92
Andalusia, Il.

Wolfe's Village Bike Shop
1018 Mound St.
Davenport, Ia.

Yen Ching
4707 16th St.
Moline, Il.

Your Hearts Desire
2119 E 12th St.
Davenport, Ia.

Zimmerman Pontiac
1740 5th Ave
Rock Island, Il.

1st Baptist
1901 29thSt.
Moline, Il

1st Presbyterian
1702 Iowa
Davenport, Ia.

1st United Methodist
1820 5th Ave
Rock Island, Il.

1st United Methodist Church
712 16th St.
Moline, Il.

Abundant Life
1441 12th St.
Moline, Il.

100 E Kimberly Rd.
Davenport, Ia.

Addus Health Care
500 42nd St. #7
Rock Island, Il.
(309) 788-1260

Advanced Accounting
404 Northwest Bank Tower
Bettendorf, Ia.

All Staff
3401 16th St.
Moline, Il.
710 E. Kimberly Rd.
Davenport, Ia.

American Dream Kitchen
1019 Mound St.
Davenport, Ia. 52803

American Institue of Commerce
American Institue of Commerce

1801 E. Kimberly Rd.
Davenport, IA 52807
(319) 355-3500 1-800-747-1035

Audiology Consultants
608 35th Avenue
Moline, Il.
(309) 762-2497

Augustana Red Shoes Preschool
639 38th St.
Rock Island, Il.

Back Nine
1161 E. Kimberly Rd.
Davenport, Ia.

Bailey Hearing Aid Center
5030 38th Ave. Suite 18
Moline, Il.
(309) 764-8485

Barnett's House of Fireplaces
1620 5th Ave.
Moline, Il.

3850 Blackhawk Rd.
Rock Island, Il.
(309) 786-4004

Benders Restaurant & Bar
5400 27th St.
Moline, Il.

Bethany Baptist
700 35th Ave.
Moline, Il.

Bethel Assembly of God
3535 38th Ave
Rock Island, Il.

Black Hawk College
6600 34th Ave
Moline, Il.

17th St. & 5th Ave
Moline, Il.
2482 53rd St.
Bettendorf, Ia.

Baughman's Cottage
1105 Christie St.
Davenport, Ia.

Boyd's Coin and Jewelry
2112 E 11th St.
Davenport, Ia.

Bi-State Janitorial
2319 5th Avenue
Moline, Il.
(309) 762-5616

Bryant Bureau
2435 E Kimberly Rd. #110 North
Bettendorf, Ia.

Cardio Vascular Medicine
1230 E Rusholme St.
Davenport, Ia.

Carmen's Jewelry
925 4th Ave
Moline, Il.

Carver Lumber
117 E. 17th Airport Rd
Milan, Il.

Chatterbox Day Care Center, Inc.
1014 Mt. Vernon Dr.
Davenport, Ia.

5233 Grand Ave &
510 Brady St.
Davenport, Ia.

Child Abuse Council
525 16th St.
Moline, Il.

Cindy Mahoney/American Family Insurance
3760 41st St.
Moline, Illinois
(309) 797-6600

Communications & Catholic Credit Union
1107 E Kimberly Rd.
Davenport, Iowa
(319) 391-2850

Coyote Grafix Tee Shirts & Signs
Viola, Il.
(309) 596-2424

Crowne Forest
1275 49th Ave., Ct.
East Moline, Il.
(309) 792-4655

Adler Theatre -- The former RKO Orpheum vaudeville house, built in 1931, has been renovated, seats 2,353 and hosts a variety of performing-arts presentations during the year, ranging from theater to symphony. 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport; (319) 326-8555.

Backwater Gamblers Water Ski Show Club -- Free water-skiing shows at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays on the Rock River at 44th Street in Rock Island from Memorial Day through Labor Day. (309) 788-9528.

Ben Butterworth Parkway -- Features a biking and jogging path, a marina, gazebos, playgrounds and picnic facilities along the Mississippi River, Moline.

Black Hawk State Historic Site -- Has over 4 miles of hiking trails amid rolling woodlands, which includes the Dickson-Sears Cemetery, the Hauberg Indian Museum and a restored prairie. Most of the park is a nature preserve and is open year-round. 1510 46th Ave. (Black Hawk Road), Rock Island; (309) 788-0177.

Brettun and Black Mercantile and Museum -- Housed in a restored 1849 brick building. The museum contains exhibits and artifacts related to the river, mining, pottery and mills. Donations accepted. 601 1st Ave., Hampton; (309) 755-0362.

Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead -- the first home of the famous frontier scout, buffalo hunter and Wild West showman, William F. Cody. 28050 230th Ave., near Princeton, Iowa, off U.S. 67. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. (319) 225-2981

Buffalo Bill Cody Museum -- The museum features the famous Indian scout and impresario; pioneer, riverboat and Indian memorabilia; and the sternwheeler Lone Star. On River Drive in LeClaire, Iowa; take U.S. 67 north from Bettendorf. (319) 289-4330.

Butterworth Center -- The home of Katherine Butterworth, granddaughter of John Deere, was built as a wedding gift for the Butterworths in 1892 and is now a community meeting hall. Tours are held by appointment. Visitors may stroll through the gardens to see the wide variety of flowers and plants. 1105 8th St., Moline; (309) 765-7971.

Campbell's Island State Memorial Park -- A large monument on the north side of the Mississippi River island commemorates American soldiers who died here in a War of 1812 battle with Black Hawk and his men. Black Hawk, who sided with the British in the war, pursued the American soldiers to this spot and won the battle in July 19, 1814. Enter Campbell's Island Causeway from Illinois 84, East Moline.

Catich Gallery -- Holds an art collection by internationally acclaimed artist Friar Edward Catich in the Galvin Fine Arts Center at St. Ambrose University. 518 W. Locust St., Davenport; (319) 383-8800.

Center for Belgian Culture -- features Old World lace exhibition, special displays of memorabilia of early Belgian immigrants. Free admission; call for hours. 712 18th Ave., Moline; (309) 762-0167.

Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse -- Wednesday through Sunday dinner shows and Wednesday matinees. Located in a 1920s vaudeville house, the dinner theater produces Broadway musicals and other popular entertainment. 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island; (309) 786-7733.

Chippiannock Cemetery -- Established in 1855 and one of the oldest formal cemeteries in Western Illinois, featuring many imaginative grave markers. Cemetery tours are offered during the summer. 2901 12th St., Rock Island; (309) 788-6622.

Colonel Davenport Home -- The oldest house in the Quad-Cities, built in 1833 by Col. George Davenport. He was killed there by a gang called the Banditti of the Prairies in an infamous 1845 murder case. The house and a marker are on the loop of Davenport Drive, on the northwestern shore of Arsenal Island; (309) 786-7336.

Davenport Museum of Art -- Maintains a permanent collection of European, Mexican-Colonial, Haitian, and 19th and 20th-century American art; features works by Grant Wood and a rotating schedule of exhibits. Closed Mondays and holidays. 1737 W. 12th St., Davenport; (319) 326-7804.

Deere Administrative Center -- World headquarters of the Deere & Co. organization, designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen, who also designed the St. Louis Arch. Product display exhibit open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily; tours Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (except holidays). On John Deere Road (Illinois 5) a mile east of 70th Street, Moline; (309) 765-4235.

Deere-Wiman House -- Built in 1873 by Charles Deere; son of John Deere. His descendants lived in the house until 1976. It contains many of the original furnishings. Tours by appointment. 817 11th Ave., Moline; (309) 765-7971.

Dickens' son's grave -- Francis Jeffrey Dickens, son of British novelist Charles Dickens, is buried on a high terrace on the east side of Riverside Cemetery, 27th Street and 5th Avenue, Moline.

The District -- Downtown Rock Island's entertainment district, concentrated on and around the Great River Plaza (2nd Avenue from 17th to 19th streets) and Casino Rock Island on the Mississippi River. (309) 788-6311.

Duck Creek Park -- Features the Stampe Lilac Garden, with about 250 blooming lilacs, from late April to June 1. Offers other seasonal flowers, an 18-hole golf course, bike-path access and a lodge. East Locust Street just west of Kimberly Road, Davenport.

Family Museum of Arts and Science -- Exhibit galleries include ``The Homestead'' (farming), ``Kinder Garten'' for preschoolers, ``Heartland,'' about the human heart, and ``Rhythm Alley,'' about sound and music. 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf; (319) 344-4106.

Fejervary Park -- Offers picnic and swimming facilities; home to Fejervary Park Zoo and a new aquatic park. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 1800 W. 12th St., Davenport; (319) 326-7830.

Fryxell Geology Museum -- Located at Augustana College; emphasis is on the systematic display of fossils. Free admission. Enter drive across from Lincoln Park on 38th Street hill, between 8th and 11th avenues, Rock Island; (309) 794-7318.

Hauberg Civic Center -- Space for public meetings in a mansion originally owned by descendants of the founders of the Weyerhaueser and Denkmann lumber empire. 1300 24th St., Rock Island; (309) 788-2132.

Hauberg Indian Museum -- Contains dioramas depicting the culture of the Sauk and Mesquakie Indians between 1750 and 1800 and the natural history of the region. Open daily; free admission. Located at Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46th Ave. (Black Hawk Road), Rock Island; (309) 788-9536.

Hero Street Park -- Honors the 100-plus residents of Silvis' two-block 2nd Street (renamed Hero Street in 1967) who have served in the military -- more than from any other street of comparable size in the country. Eight, all Mexican-Americans, died in World War II and the Korean War. Hero Street has become a focus of pride for the Hispanic community and the entire Quad-Cities.

Illiniwek Forest Preserve -- Recreation, picnic and hiking and boat-launch facilities in a Rock Island County-operated park, spreading from the bluffs to the Mississippi River. Along Illinois 84 in Hampton; (309) 786-4451.

Indian Boundary Line -- The Treaty of 1816 fixed a line running from the southern tip of Lake Michigan due west to the Mississippi River as the border of lands held by the Ottawa, Chippewa and Pottowotomee nations. Land to the south was ceded to the United States. A bronze plaque in northwest Lincoln Park, Rock Island, across the road from the two cannons and the gazebo, marks the boundary. Enter the park at 38th Street and 11th Avenue.

Indian burial mounds -- The Quad-Cities area holds dozens of burial mounds of Indians who lived here a milleninnium or more before European settlers came. The oldest may be a 2,000-year-old mound at the intersection of King Drive and Farley Lane on Arsenal Island. About 60 feet in diameter, it was never excavated, although efforts to open it were made in 1875.

John Deere Commons -- Moline entertainment and tourism center; the area includes The Mark of the Quad-Cities, John Deere Pavilion, Centre Station, restaurants and a hotel. River Drive, Moline, from 12th to 15th streets.

John Deere Pavilion -- 14,000-square-foot exhibition hall paying tribute to Deere & Co. heritage. Modern and antique farm equipment on display. Free admission. Hours are frm 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday=Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday. 1400 River Drive, Moline; (309) 765-1000.

John O'Donnell Stadium -- Scenic 1931-vingage ballpark oon the banks of yhe Mississippi River at the foot of the Centennial Bridge in Davenport; home of the Quad City River Bandits of the Midwest League. River Drive and Gaines Street, Davenport. (319) 324-2032.

Lincoln historical marker -- Abraham Lincoln was sworn into service here as a captain during the Black Hawk War of 1832. The blue-and-yellow aluminum marker is at the south side of the Showcase Cinemas parking lot on Illinois 92 (Andalusia Road) in Milan.

Lincoln Park -- Historic outdoor stage, bandshell, gazebo, picnic shelterss, athletic facilities, plus great sledding hills in winter. In summer, Genesius Guild performs Shakespeare and Greek theater, and Starlight Revue presents music at the bandshell. Park entrances are at 42nd Street and 9th Avenue and at 38th Street and 11th Avenue, Rock Island.

Lock and Dam 15 -- Completed in 1932 as part of the 9-foot channel project for the upper Mississippi River, this is the longest roller dam in the world. The swing span of the Government Bridge rotates 360 degrees over the double locks. The Mississippi River Visitors Center offers a great view of the locks in action. At the west end of Arsenal Island, between Rock Island and Davenport.

Longview Park -- Scenic Rock Island park on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River valley. Facilities include a conservatory and seasonal floral displays, Mel McKay Swimming Pool, tennis courts, disc golf course and skating rink. 18th Avenue and 17th Street, Rock Island; 788-7275.

Loud Thunder Forest Preserve -- 167-acre lake, boat ramp, campgrounds and picnic grounds in hills above the Mississippi River 7 miles west of Andalusia on Illinois 92. Operated by Rock Island County; (309) 786-4451.

The Mark of the Quad Cities -- Named national Arena of the Year by Performance magazine, 1993-98. The Mark plays host to national concert and theatrical tours, conventions and business shows, the Quad City Mallards of the United Hockey League and the Quad City Thunder of the Continental Basketball Association and a franchise in the new Arena Football 2 League that will begin lay in May 2000. . Seats up to 11,000, depending on the event. 1201 River Drive, Moline; (309) 764-2001.

Metro Link buses and trolleys -- Link the past and present in tours aboard one of Metro Link's historic trolleys or a modern bus. (309) 788-3360.

Mississippi Rapids Welcome Center -- exit Interstate 80 at the ``rest area/scenic overlook'' sign near Rapids City, Ill. The center offers maps and brochures detailing tourist attractions. (309) 496-2145

Mississippi River Visitors Center -- Operated by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Clock Tower Building on the west end of Arsenal Island, overlooking Lock and Dam 15. Call for seasonal hours; (309) 788-6412.

Mississippi Valley Welcome Center -- Open year-round at the intersection of Interstate 80 and U.S. 67 near LeClaire, Iowa; provides information on the Quad-Cities area, with a scenic overlook of the river. (319) 289-3009.

Niabi Zoo -- Niabi means ``spared by the hunter.'' Features over 400 mammals, birds and reptiles housed in simulated natural habitats. Its Kohler Education Center offers hands-on educational displays. On Niabi Zoo Road, just off U.S. 6 east of Coal Valley; (309) 799-5107.

Playcrafters Barn Theatre -- Offers plays year-round in a converted barn at 4950 35th Ave., Moline. (309) 762-6610.

Putnam Museum -- Maintains permanent displays in its 18,000 square feet on natural history and American Indians, plus temporary exhibits and an extensive Quad-Cities story. Open Tuesday through Saturday. 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport; (319) 324-1933.

QCCA Expo Center -- Hosts trade, craft, business, sports and nature shows in a converted millwork factory now owned by the Quad City Conservation Alliance. 2621 4th Ave., Rock Island; (309) 788-5912.

Quad City ArtsCenter -- Iowa and Illinois artists show their artwork in the gallery during monthly exhibits. Free admission. 1715 2nd Ave., on the Great River Plaza in downtown Rock Island. (309) 793-1213.

Quad City Botanical Center -- Opened in 1998, the building's vertical glass design uses natural daylight for plant growth and passive solar energy year-round. 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. (309) 794-0991

Quad City Kids and Company -- Children's museum for the whole family. Features sights and sounds of a rain forest and a collection of miniatures. Scan groceries, watch yourself on TV, learn about teeth and health, and deliver mail. 1723 2nd Ave., Rock Island, on the Great River Plaza; (309) 788-9599.

Quad-City Music Guild -- Summer musical-theater entertainment at Prospect Park Auditorium, a century-old Chatauqua building. Music Guild presents three Broadway musicals on weekends in June, July and August. 1584 34th Ave., Moline; (309) 762-6610.

Quad City Sports Center -- Year-round indoor figure-skating and ice-hockey facility. The association also operates soccer leagues. 700 W. River Drive, Davenport; (319) 322-5220.

RiverCenter -- Hosts various public and private functions year-round, including conventions, food shows, expositions, concerts and the annual Festival of Trees. Call for schedule. 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport; (319) 326-8500.

Riverside Park and RiverSlide -- Features a conservatory, butterfly garden, swimming pool and water slide. Along 6th Avenue from 27th to 34th streets, Moline; (309) 797-0788.

Rock Island Arsenal -- The nation's largest manufacturing arsenal. The Arsenal Museum traces the history of the island and houses a collection of more than 1,100 military weapons. The Clock Tower was built in 1864-65, with four 12-foot clock faces and a 32-foot pendulum. Fort Armstrong is a replica of the original 1816 fort. The National Cemetery is the final resting place for thousands of veterans; the Confederate Cemetery holds those who died in the island's Union prison camp during the Civil War. Also has recreation paths and a private golf course. Enter Arsenal Island via the Government Bridge from Davenport, the Rock Island Viaduct from Rock Island, or the Arsenal Bridge from Moline. (309) 782-6001; museum, (309) 782-5021 or 782-5182.

Rock Island County Historical Society Museum and Library -- Houses the historical society's displays of pioneer artifacts. 822 11th Ave. Drive, Moline; (309) 764-8590.

Rock Island Depot -- The former Rock Island Lines depot in Rock Island has been restored, including its tile roof and clock tower. The Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Co. began operating here in 1852. A railroad memorial stands nearby; inscriptions describe important historical railroad events for the area. Near 32nd Street and 5th Avenue.

Saukenuk Indian village -- At one time, Saukenuk, in present-day Rock Island, was the second-largest Indian settlement in North America. The village was burned in 1780 at the order of Col. George Rogers Clark in retaliation for Indian participation in British attempts to capture Cahokia and St. Louis -- the westernmost conflict of the American Revolution. A bronze plaque below the Hillside Motel, where 11th and 12th streets meet, marks the site of the village. A plaque mounted above the stone retaining wall south of the Watch Tower Inn at Black Hawk State Historic Site, Rock Island, commemorates the Revolutionary War raid.

Scott County Park -- Has picnic sites, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, nature trails, campgrounds and the Walnut Grove Pioneer Village. Nine miles north of Davenport on U.S. 61, then 2 miles east of Long Grove; (319) 285-9656.

Snowstar Ski Area -- Eight runs for various skill levels on 19 acres of river bluff along the Mississippi River. Ski from early December through early March. Extensive snowmaking systems covers 100 percent of the trails. Skiing lessons, surface tows, chair lifts, cafeteria and lounge available. 9500 126th St. W., Taylor Ridge (take Illinois 92 west from Milan); (309) 798-2666 or (800) 383-4002.

Sunset Park -- 500-boat marina at Lake Potter, biking and jogging path, playgrounds, Mississippi River overlook, restrooms, gazebos, picnic facilities and softball fields. Take Rock Island's 18th or 31st avenues west to the Mississippi River.

Vander Veer Park -- Features a rose garden and conservatory. Five major floral displays are featured each year, and the rose garden has 145 rose varieties. Davenport. 215 Central Park, Davenport; (319) 326-7818.

Village of East Davenport -- A historic retail area dating back to 1851, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Shops and restaurants thrive in restored mid-19th-century buildings. River Drive and Mound Street, Davenport; (319) 322-1860.

Wacky Waters -- Huge water park, open daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Picnic area, beach, water slides, game room, miniature golf, swimming area. North of Interstate 80-Iowa 130 interchange in Northwest Davenport. (319) 388-9910.

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