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Reading the Local News on the Web



Access to the Dispatch/Argus newspaper on the web is normally restricted to only users who are dialed up and connected through an account with Quad-Cities OnlineŽ or have an active 7 day delivery subscription to the print version of the newspaper. Current active Dispatch/Argus Subscribers click here.

If you are a current active subscriber to the Moline Dispatch or the Rock Island Argus, you can gain free access to the news on the web by creating a log in name. You can register for this free access by going to our Registration Page at http://qconline.com/pressplus . This will require you to enter your first and last name as well as your contact information for verification that you are a subscriber.

If you are not dialed up as a Quad-Cities OnlineŽ customer, are connected to the Internet using a different service provider, or do not have a current and active subscription to the print version of the newspaper then you will be denied access to that section of the web site. If you have place your newspaper subscription on hold for any reason, you will not be able to access the online version of the paper until you have restarted your home delivery. Persons wishing to purchase access to the news on the web can subscribe to this service for a fee of $99.95 per year. Visit our Registration Page at http://qconline.com/pressplus/login.php# for more information and to set up an account.



If you encounter problems reading the news on the web, visit the Press+ help section.


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  Today is Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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