Update on Rock Island news

Posted Online: Dec. 18, 2012, 10:05 am
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island

Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Dennis Pauley focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.

Holiday Observance Schedule – In observance of the holidays, City Hall will be closed Monday, December 24; Tuesday, December 25; and Tuesday, January 1. The refuse schedule will be on normal schedule Monday and the rest of the week one day late both the week of Christmas and New Years. The recycling will also be one day late all week for the week Christmas and New Years. All Rock Island Library locations will be closed December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1 for the Christmas and New Year's Holiday. The City of Rock Island wishes everyone a very happy and safe holiday season!

2013 Illinois Quad Cities Citizens Police Academy - The 2013 Citizen Police Academy is set to start on February 6 and run through April 17. The eleven-week program designed to give the participant a basic knowledge of how your police department operates. Participants will have an opportunity to shoot a police-issued handgun and tour the county jail. The sessions are informal and questions are encouraged. To find out more information or to get an application please go to www.rigov.org . Applications will be accepted until January 4, 2013.

2012 Zweig Marketing Letter Marketing Excellence Award – Congratulations to KJWW Engineering Consultants for receiving a national award for its year-long marketing campaign celebrating the firm's 50th anniversary in 2011. The firm placed third in the integrated marketing category of the 2012 Zweig Marketing Letter Marketing Excellence Awards, which recognize the exceptional efforts of architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the U.S. and Canada. KJWW's campaign was designed to foster pride and recognition both inside and outside the company."Our message was clear and simple to our clients and employees -- and that was one of appreciation for their loyalty to and support of a company that achieved many great accomplishments in its first 50 years," says Paul VanDuyne, president of KJWW.

End of the World Party – Celebrate the end of the Mayan Calendar in The District. Pick up your "Mayan Calendar Bucket List" card at participating businesses and do things you've always thought about or wanted to, before you run out of time. Complete all the bucket list items at each of the locations and you could win some sweet prizes, courtesy of Stern Beverage and Budweiser. So gather your family and friends and join us for the End of The World in The District. Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm.

The Shoppes on 2nd Welcomes 3rd Tenant - The Shoppes on 2nd, Rock Island's retail incubator, has welcomed its third tenant last week. Since November three new retailers have opened and now include:QC Collective- a retail co-op featuring over 50 various artists, Varieties- an antique store featuring jewelry, furniture, collectibles and most recently Good Karma Shirt Company, a vintage clothing store. Make sure to stop by the Shoppes on 2nd as it continues to advance retail growth and opportunity in our downtown. The hours vary, but the majority of the suites open 11:00 am- 7:00 pm. Tuesday- Friday, and Saturday hours 10:00 am-4:00 pm.


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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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