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Posted on The Courtroom Insider, 10-Feb '10, 2:57PM

Well, folks, we have a new twist in the case. Elijah Reid has filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court, Rock Island, seeking $17 million because he claims Rock Island County Jail correctional officers Jeff Stulir and Bryan Browne did not let him use the jail’s law library, though Judge Walter Braud ordered he be [...]

Posted on QC Garden, 1-Feb '10, 12:28PM

If you’ve grown Perilla in your garden before you might be   hesitant to ever add another plant by the same name.   I love Perilla but it can be a self-seeding thug in my zone.   I’ve seen gardens taken over by the purple masses.   Although, I think its pretty easy to hoe away or pull seedlings, [...]

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  Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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