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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, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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