Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: Jan. 09, 2013, 1:45 pm
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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.

Annual State of the City Address - Mayor Dennis Pauley will give his Annual State of the City Address on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 12pm during a joint meeting of the Rock Island Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue. Mayor Pauley will also give the address at the City Council meeting on Monday, January 14, 2013 starting at 6:45 pm in City Council Chambers at City Hall. The City Council meeting is open to the public and Mediacom subscribers can watch the address live on Channel 9. Mayor Pauley states, "The State of the City Address is an opportunity for me to reflect on our accomplishments of the previous year and inform citizens of our opportunities for the coming year. I look forward to many more successes in 2013." Copies of the speech may be picked up at the Mayor's Office at 1528 Third Avenue after 1:30 pm on January 8 or by contacting his office at (309) 732-2012. The text of the address will be available on www.rigov.org on January 15.

Good Karma Shirt Company Ribbon Cutting - Join us at the Good Karma Shirt Company for a ribbon cutting to celebrate its first retail location on Wednesday, January 9, 4:00pm, at The Shoppes on 2nd, 1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 5. Good Karma Shirt Company Shirt Company features handcrafted and custom designed re-purposed clothing, hula hoops, and other products targeting young -in-spirit people who love life, music, and celebration. Hours are 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Free Christmas Tree Collection - The City of Rock Island is still offering free Christmas tree collection until January 11, 2013. Christmas trees should be placed at the normal garbage setout point on the citizen's garbage collection day. Christmas ornaments, lights, and stands must be removed from the tree. Trees must be placed at least 3 feet away from garbage carts to guarantee collection of both the Christmas trees and the garbage carts. Separate trucks will pickup Christmas trees.

New Loitering Ordinance During Late-Night Hours - A new ordinance took effect on December 31, 2012 to set limitations on loitering for individual's ages 17 to 20 years old in the late-night hours on the Great River Plaza in downtown Rock Island. Persons between ages 17 and 20 years old, between the hours of 12 midnight and 3 am Monday through Sunday, will not be permitted to loiter, congregate, or remain in public areas of the Great River Plaza. This new ordinance is designed to stop the congregating or loitering. It is not intended to discourage individuals 17 to 20 years of age from visiting businesses or residents.

30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service & Awards - The 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service and Award celebration honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013, 9:00 am -11:30 am at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. The theme for this year's program is "There's Still Work to be Done." Following the program, the 2013 Presidential Inauguration will be televised which begins at 12 pm. Please note the program is starting at 9:00 am. In past years, it has started at 10:30 am but they wanted people to be able to watch the inauguration so the celebration will begin at 9:00 am.

















 



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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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