The Rock Island Elks has donated $3,500 to Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities.
“When we finally are allowed to resume our flights, this generous gift will go a long way to sending our honored veterans to see their memorials in Washington, D.C.,” Kathy Quinn, an Honor Flight representative, said in a news release.
The group hopes to resume flights in the fall but "it will depend on what happens in D.C.," Steve Garrington, director of Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities, said. "We need the memorials and Arlington to open before we can go."
Two weeks after officials in Moline disclosed they have been in talks with state universities that might perform better on the riverfront than Western Illinois University, the mayor now says WIU's time is up.
From community-police relations to allowing Illinois American Water to serve Rock Island to attracting businesses and residents to the city and expanding the tax base, Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms and challenger Thurgood Brooks provided a few of their ideas Thursday during a debate held at the Quad-City Times.