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09/02/2014, 6:06 pm To the best of my knowledge: — It's darn near impossible to describe the joy you feel when your ...
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09/02/2014, 3:11 pm Submitted press release Northwest Illinois & Mississippi Valley Directors of Volunteers in Agencies Announces Open Registration for Bi-State ...
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09/02/2014, 3:08 pm Press release submitted by Wendy Artman JOHN DEERE PAVILION HOSTS QCA HERITAGE TRACTOR PARADE AND SHOW SEP. 6, ...
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09/02/2014, 1:22 pm Press release submitted by Genesis Medical Center DAVENPORT, Iowa – August 29, 2014 – Genesis Medical Center will ...
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09/02/2014, 12:32 pm Press release submitted by IONSQC The Institute of Noetic Sciences Quad Cities (IONSQC) Community Group will meet on ...
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09/02/2014, 11:10 am Thanks to the Moonlight Parade Committee for giving me the honor of being grand marshal of the Aug. 23 parade. ...
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09/02/2014, 10:40 am Press release submitted by Katie Wilson On September 9th 2011, former Pleasant Valley and University of Iowa football ...
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09/02/2014, 10:16 am Press release submitted by Ametra Carrol RI Co. NAACP Will Host Community Celebration and Resource Fair The ...
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09/02/2014, 10:12 am Press release submitted by Milan American Legion The sixth annual Freedom Walk will be held at 11 a.m., ...
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09/02/2014, 10:05 am Press release submitted by Sue Pienta Rock Island Conservation Club Annual Picnic - Open to the Public Saturday, ...
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09/01/2014, 11:59 pm Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year. 1864 ...
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09/01/2014, 11:57 pm Steve Couch (Live Lunch) Noon, Community Stage, River Music Experience, 129 Main St., Davenport. Free, 563-326-1333, feedback@rivermusicexperience.org, rivermusicexperience.org. Driftwood ...
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09/01/2014, 10:17 pm ROCK ISLAND -- A belated Red, White & Boom! still packed riverfront parks Monday with hundreds of people looking for ...
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09/01/2014, 8:54 pm GENESEO -- There's something "old" and something "new" at Geneseo's ninth annual "Trains, Planes & Automobiles" celebration, which runs from ...
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09/01/2014, 4:51 pm HAMPTON - Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., joined Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, on Labor Day to hammer Republican Bobby Schilling ...
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09/01/2014, 3:54 pm Summer may be drawing to a close, but there's still a little unfinished business to attend to -- namely, the ...
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08/31/2014, 11:00 pm Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year. 1864 ...
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08/31/2014, 9:18 pm ROCK ISLAND -- Who knows — perhaps kart racer Connor Lund got the energy for a come-from-behind day-opening win Sunday ...
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08/31/2014, 7:38 pm On a holiday created to honor all working men and women, readers share stories about some of the worst jobs ...
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08/31/2014, 6:24 pm Beyond the summer-ending barbecues, today is the day set aside to honor America's workers. From its beginnings in the ...
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08/31/2014, 8:51 pm BETTENDORF -- She clutched the NFL football as if an oncoming linebacker was there to strip it from her, politely ...
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08/31/2014, 5:12 pm Office hours for this newspaper have been adjusted in observance of today's Labor Day holiday. All offices will be ...
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08/31/2014, 3:48 pm This weekend, millions of Americans hit the road, fired up their grills, and swarmed to beaches to celebrate Labor Day ...
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08/31/2014, 3:48 pm MOLINE -- Western Illinois University continues to build on its 20-acre riverfront campus property in Moline with a focus on ...
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08/31/2014, 3:48 pm MOLINE -- With the completion of the second phase of Western Illinois University's Moline riverfront campus, plans are taking shape ...
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08/31/2014, 3:40 pm Salute to Labor Chicken Dinner for the Rock Island County Democratic Party 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Illiniwek Park, Hampton. $10; $6 ...
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08/30/2014, 11:00 pm Travoltas, Johnny Don't! 8 p.m., Rock Island Brewing Company, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island. $12. 309-793-1999, ribco@ribco.com, ribco.com. Rock ...
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08/30/2014, 11:00 pm Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year. 1864 ...
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08/30/2014, 10:49 pm ROCK ISLAND -- If elected this November, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said he will not take a salary or ...
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08/30/2014, 8:31 pm Decorated World War II Veteran visits Joint Munitions Command ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL. — Decorated World War II Veteran Henry ...
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08/30/2014, 6:55 pm MOLINE -- The Moline High School Class of 1959 will celebrate its 55th class reunion the weekend of Sept. 19-21. ...
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08/30/2014, 6:13 pm DAVENPORT -- The crowd jumped when the cannons and guns were fired, trailing dark gray smoke against the sky. ...
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08/30/2014, 6:09 pm Office hours for this newspaper have been adjusted in observance of Monday's Labor Day holiday. All offices will be ...
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09/02/2014, 1:33 pm Of all the museums in the world to which Samuel and Ann Charters could have donated their large collection of ...
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08/30/2014, 5:18 pm COLONA – The couple volunteers at the American Legion together. They ride Harleys together, and soon, they'll go under the ...
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08/30/2014, 9:00 am Jacob Rowell MACOMB, Ill. -- Jacob Rowell was one of 15 Western Illinois University Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets ...
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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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