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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, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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