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07/31/2014, 10:36 am Press release submitted by city of Rock Island The City of Rock Island has announced new strategic ...
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07/31/2014, 9:51 am Press release submitted by city of Bettendorf BETTENDORF: The Friends of the Bettendorf Park Foundation is planning a ...
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07/30/2014, 11:14 pm ARSENAL ISLAND -- At the end of the day on Tuesday, only two men could call themselves Army Materiel Command's ...
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07/30/2014, 11:12 pm DAVENPORT -- A new organization hoping to help high school dropouts and ex-offenders develop job skills is hosting an informational ...
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07/30/2014, 8:31 pm ALEDO -- A Mercer County woman invited to the White House on Tuesday said her goal is to raise awareness ...
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07/30/2014, 8:27 pm ROCK ISLAND -- Archers have until 5 p.m. Aug. 22 to apply for 2014-15 permits to hunt deer in the ...
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07/30/2014, 7:44 pm Jazz on the Side 7 p.m., Central Park Bandshell, SE 3rd Street and SE 2nd Avenue, Aledo. 309-582-2751. Hal ...
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07/30/2014, 7:35 pm Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year. 1864 ...
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07/30/2014, 5:35 pm The annual "Iowa Sales Tax Holiday" will run 12:01 a.m. Friday to midnight Saturday. During that period, sales tax ...
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07/30/2014, 3:36 pm Press release submitted by KeyStone Neighborhood Association KeyStone Summer Potluck Dinner & Neighborhood Meeting August 3rd The ...
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07/30/2014, 3:33 pm Press release submitted by Quad City Botanical Center The Quad City Botanical Center Welcomes the Illinois Office of ...
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07/30/2014, 3:23 pm Press release submitted by The Runge Mortuary Your Life Your Legacy! Plan to make it right! (Davenport, ...
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07/30/2014, 3:17 pm Press release submitted by Iowa American Water Iowa American Water invests almost $700,000 in water main upgrades and ...
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07/30/2014, 12:56 pm ROCK ISLAND -- Better leaders make better churches, and better churches make better communities. The Rev. Bill Hybels believes ...
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07/30/2014, 12:50 pm The Cellular Connection, the nation's largest Verizon retailer, is donating backpacks full of school supplies to children across the country. ...
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07/30/2014, 11:42 am Some Rock Island residents still are without water after a hydrant break Tuesday, and city workers are working to make ...
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07/30/2014, 11:35 am Press release submitted by Mike McCollum The 9th Annual Adrianne Reynolds Memorial Car Wash is scheduled for Saturday, ...
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07/30/2014, 5:40 pm ROCK ISLAND -- Archers have until 5 p.m. Aug. 22 to apply for 2014/15 permits to hunt deer in the ...
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07/30/2014, 10:02 am Press release submitted by IDOT Dixon, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that a lane closure ...
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07/30/2014, 9:57 am Press release submitted by IDOT Dixon, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation announces the following update to ...
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07/29/2014, 11:00 pm Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year. 1864 -- ...
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07/29/2014, 11:00 pm Cancer Warrior and Inspirational Speaker Tammy Stoffers 7-8 p.m., Davenport Library, 6000 Eastern Ave. Free. 563-320-0780. Family Fun Night ...
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07/29/2014, 10:52 pm CAMBRIDGE – Trustees on Monday approved paying to have up to three Henry County Sheriff's officers trained as part-time patrol ...
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07/29/2014, 9:55 pm The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities will host an informational program with a diplomat from the Israeli Consulate to ...
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07/29/2014, 8:45 pm This month has brought an unusual cool spell to the Midwest, with temperatures as much as 20 degrees below normal. ...
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07/29/2014, 11:09 pm DAVENPORT -- The new hub for the Quad-Cities' first magnet school for the arts is scheduled to open after Labor ...
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07/29/2014, 7:49 pm MOLINE -- Like many of his brothers who served in Vietnam, Bill Albracht stuffed his war memories in a closet, ...
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07/29/2014, 7:46 pm MOLINE -- Country Style Ice Cream is offering bacon and maple-bacon flavored milkshakes, malts and sundaes. "You can add ...
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07/29/2014, 7:10 pm DAVENPORT -- St. Ambrose University students logged about 80,000 volunteer hours in the 2013-14 school year, about 20,000 more than ...
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07/29/2014, 7:09 pm ROCK ISLAND -- The mother of Derek J. Jackson, the tattoo artist fatally shot in December, has established a $500 ...
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07/29/2014, 5:26 pm Mercer County has 60 days to fill the seat vacated by former treasurer Mike Bertelsen. Mr. Bertelsen pleaded guilty ...
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07/30/2014, 4:54 pm RIVERDALE -- U. S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wants a law to stop corporations like the Illinois-based Walgreens moving their ...
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07/29/2014, 3:10 pm Press release submitted by The Institute Meet & Greet Aaron Brown Who is Aaron Brown? ...
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07/29/2014, 12:40 pm Press release submitted by Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation Scholarship established in memory of Rock Island tattoo artist Derek ...
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07/29/2014, 4:59 pm Rock Island has issued a water boil advisory for 31st to 39th streets, from 6th to 12th avenues, and for ...
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07/29/2014, 11:54 am Press release submitted by The Center for Youth and Family Solutions EUCHRE TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT ABUSED AND NEGLECTED ...
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07/29/2014, 11:50 am Press release submitted by Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center 630 Ninth ...
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07/29/2014, 11:00 am East Moline school registration today and Thursday East Moline school registration will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ...
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07/29/2014, 5:07 pm ROCK ISLAND --  Rock Island County State's Attorney John McGehee wants Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to investigate alleged corruption ...
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07/30/2014, 11:04 am The East Moline Police Department will host the annual Night Out Against Crime at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at ...
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07/28/2014, 10:49 pm MOLINE -- Volunteers are needed for the ASA 16U Northern National Girls Fastpitch Championship Thursday through Sunday at the Milt ...
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07/28/2014, 10:34 pm COLONA – Aldermen on Monday approved a new completion date for the $1.8 million water treatment plant improvement project. ...
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07/28/2014, 10:03 pm MOLINE -- Moline School Board members voted 6-1 Monday to extend the district operational plan through 2017. Ben ...
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07/28/2014, 8:46 pm ROCK ISLAND - Aldermen have given the green light to the $135,000 sale of a site to a company that ...
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07/28/2014, 7:40 pm Glenn Hickson 5-8 p.m., Jake O's Grille, 2900 Blackhawk Road, Rock Island. Free. 309-788-5635. David G Smith (Live Lunch) ...
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07/28/2014, 7:32 pm Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year. 1864 ...
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07/28/2014, 8:13 pm MOLINE -- A handful of preschoolers from Skip-a-Long Child Development Services helped break ground for the Moline center's expansion Monday morning.Skip-a-Long ...
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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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