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MJH Engineering
127 E Main St PO Box 36
Aledo IL

Modern Woodmen Of America
1701 1st Ave.
Rock Island IL

My Life Hearing

Nancy's Toys and Treasures
NBA Schroder
New Life Fellowship
2345 19th Street
Moline IL

Oakdale Memorial Gardens
2501 Eastern Avenue
Davenport Iowa

Orion Collision Inc.
13684 U.S. Highway 150
Orion IL

Pekin Insurance
2505 Court Street
Pekin IL

Pete Peterson's Bird Shop
1108 Jersey Ridge Rd.
Davenport IA

Piehl Motors
1402 N. Main St

QC Rebath
530 West 1st St. Hwy 67

QC Suzuki
QC Toyota
What about higher education?

Ashford University

Founded in 1918 as Mount St. Clare College, Ashford University is a coeducational, regionally-accredited institution, offering 25 academic programs in some of today’s most desired and marketable fields of study, including education, business, computer animation and graphic design and other areas. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and intercollegiate athletics, at its Clinton campus. Life in the residence halls includes study and entertainment lounges, recreation areas, and single and double occupancy rooms. Many classes can be taken online for student convenience. With one of the lowest private tuition costs in the Midwest, AU is an affordable alternative to high-priced education. In addition, AU offers financial aid options and scholarship and grant opportunities to students who qualify. You can afford to earn your college degree at Ashford. 400 N. Bluff Blvd., Clinton; (563) 242-4257 or (800) 242-4153;

Augustana College

Augustana College is a selective, independent, four-year college of the liberal arts and sciences. Offering a balance of majors in preprofessional programs and the liberal arts, the college is known for its many international study programs, close connections between students and faculty, and its robust selection of extra- and co-curricular student programs. Augustana enrolls approximately 2,500 students and maintains a 13:1 student to faculty ratio. Related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the college places emphasis on developing leaders who will use their abilities to meet the needs of our diverse and changing world. Campus attractions include the Fryxell Geology Museum, John Deere Planetarium, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, public radio station WVIK (90.3 FM), Thomas Tredway Library, Wallenberg Hall and Centennial Hall. 639 38th St., Rock Island; (309) 794-7000 or (800) 798-8100;

Black Hawk College

A two-campus community college, fully accredited through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Black Hawk offers two-year associate degrees as well as vocational and technical training. The Quad-Cities Campus is at 6600 34th Ave., (309) 796-5000 or (800) 334-1311, with learning centers at various other sites; East Campus is at 1501 Illinois Highway 78, Kewanee, (309) 852-5671 or (800) 233-5671;

Eastern Iowa Community College District

Two-year colleges accredited by the North Central Association, Scott, Clinton and Muscatine community colleges comprise the Eastern Iowa Community College District, winner of the 2003 Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence Award. Programs are offered for both college transfer and career technology. Scott Community College: 500 Belmont Road, Bettendorf; Blong Technology Center, 8500 Hillandale Road, Davenport, (563) 441-4360; Kahl Educational Center, downtown Davenport; (563) 336-5200. Clinton Community College: 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton, (563) 244-7001. Muscatine Community College: 152 Colorado St., Muscatine, (563) 288-6001. EICCD offices are at 306 W. River Drive, Davenport, (563) 336-3300 or (800) 462-3255;

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Founded in 1897, by the discoverer of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, Palmer is the oldest and most respected name in chiropractic education. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council on Chiropractic Education. It offers a five-academic-year doctor of chiropractic degree, plus bachelor of science in general science and master of science in anatomy and clinical research degrees, an associate of science in chiropractic technology degree, and two certificate programs for chiropractic office assistant and clinical assistant. 1000 Brady St., Davenport; (563) 884-5000 or (800) 722-3648; .

Quad Cities Graduate Study Center (GradCenter)

The GradCenter is a consortium of 10 public and private higher-education institutions in Illinois and Iowa that cooperate to provide more than 80 graduate programs. Member institutions include Drake University, Illinois State University, Iowa State University, Northern Illinois University, St. Ambrose University, St. Xavier University, University of Illinois, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, and Western Illinois University. 639 38th St., Rock Island; (309) 794-7376, (888) 331-4723;*

St. Ambrose University

Celebrating 125 years of enriching lives, St. Ambrose is a private, four-year, liberal-arts college offering more than 75 undergrad majors and 12 graduate master's degree programs, as well as doctoral programs in business administration and physical therapy. A 15-to-1 student-faculty ratio and more than $67 million in new construction in the past 20 years, along with a reputation for having a robust academic, community service and student-centered culture, make SAU one of the fastest growing universities in Iowa. 518 W. Locust St., Davenport; (563) 333-6000;

Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Founded in 1994, Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences is a specialized college providing education for health-care careers such as nursing, radiography technology, surgical technology and emergency medical services and will be adding respiratory care in the fall of 207. The college also provides a Bachelor of Sciences in nursing completion program. The college is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulations and the Illinois Board of Higher Education and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association. The college is a senior affiliate of the Iowa Health System. 2122 25th Ave., Rock Island; (309) 779-7700;

Western Illinois University

With its main campus in Macomb, Western Illinois University offers a caring and supportive learning environment to nearly 1,300 students who live and work in the Quad-Cities. It offers eight undergraduate- and 14 graduate-degree programs, four certificate programs, an educational doctoral program and a post-master's education-specialist degree at its Quad-Cities campus at 3561 60th St., Moline. A new campus on the Mississippi River in Moline is under development. Western Illinois University is accredited by the North Central Association and places emphasis on the values of academic excellence, educational opportunity, personal growth and social responsibility. (309) 762-9481;

Other colleges, technical and trade schools

-- Bible Missionary Institute, 3501 Blackhawk Road, Rock Island; (309) 788-0491

-- Brown Mackie College- Moline, 1527 47th Ave., Moline; (309) 762-2100;

-- Capri College, 425 E. 59th St., Davenport; (563) 388-6642 or (800) 728-1336;

-- Davenport Barber Styling College, 730 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport; (563) 391-9950; (800) 615-4247.

-- Hamilton Technical College, 1011 E. 53rd St., Davenport; (563) 386-3570;

-- Kaplan University, 1801 E. Kimberly Road, Suite 1, Davenport; (800) 747-1035;

-- La'James International College, 3802 E. 53rd St., Davenport, (563) 441-7900, and 485 42nd Ave., East Moline, (309) 755-1313.

-- Partners in Job Training and Placement and the Illinois Employment Training Center, 1504 3rd Ave., Rock Island, (309) 793-5200; 4703 16th St., Suite F & H, Moline, (309) 736-5890, (309) 736-9621; 601 S.E. 19th Ave, Aledo, (309) 582-7289; 405 Tenney St., Kewanee, (309) 852-6544;

-- Quad City Electrical Training Center, 1700 52nd Ave., Suite C., Moline; (309) 762-3270;

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