Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: March 19, 2013, 11:29 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.


Easter Egg Hunt- Bring your bags and baskets to Lincoln Park, 11th Avenue and 38th Street, on Saturday, March 23. There will be many colorful eggs throughout the hunt areas, and some contain special prizes! There may even be a surprise visit from a very popular bunny. The hunt is free and will begin promptly at 9:30 am. Do not be late, as eggs are only available for a short time! Rain location will be the Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center, 4303 24th Street.

Targeted Rehabilitation Loan Program - The City of Rock Island Planning and Redevelopment Division will accept preliminary applications for the Targeted Rehabilitation Loan Program beginning at 8:00 am on April 15, 2013 on a first come, first served basis. This program is available to qualified owner-occupied and/or investor-owned properties throughout the City to make specific property repairs. Forms may be picked up in the Planning Division offices on the second floor of City Hall from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Completed forms will not be accepted prior to April 15, 2013.

Candidates Forums - The NAACP of Rock Island County will host the following non-partisan Candidates' Forums:

ALDERMAN'S CANDIDATES' FORUM
Thursday, March 21, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 630 9th Street, Rock Island. The following candidates have confirmed their participation: Ivory Clark, Terry Brooks, Katie Hotle, David McAdams, and Margie Mejia-Caraballo.

MAYORAL CANDIDATES' FORUM
Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 630 9th Street, Rock Island. All three mayoral candidates have confirmed their participation.

Rock Island Milan School Board Candidates Forum - The Rock Island County NAACP and the Community Caring Conference will co-host the Rock Island-Milan School Board Candidates' Forum on Thursday, April 4, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 630 9th Street, Rock Island.

Quad City Botanical Center Easter Egg Hunt - Celebrate Easter at the Quad City Botanical Center with a botanical egg hunt, Sunday, March 31. Doors will open at 12:00 pm. There will have two hunts for two age groups. Children ages 2-5 will hunt at 12:30 pm and children 6-10 at 1:00 pm. Children will be able find plastic eggs containing candy, toys or seeds! Children will be able to plant the seeds in take home containers. If your children are planning on participating please make sure you arrive early for the Easter egg hunts, they are over in flash. Planting and other fun family activities will go on until 2:00 pm. The Botanical Center will close at 4:00 pm. The Easter Egg Hunt is included in the price of admission: Adults $6.00, Seniors $5.00, Youth (6-15 yrs.) $4.00, Children (2-5 yrs.) $2.00, Children under 2 and Members of the Quad City Botanical Center are free.

















 



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  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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