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    Father Charles Klamut raises his hand and blesses the motorcycle owned by James and Linda Justice during the Blessing of the Bikes event at Ducky's Lagoon in Andalusia on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Thursday's event marked the first time the blessing has been offered. Organizers say they likely…

      Jose Flores, of Rock Island, spray paints the fence surrounding Steve's BelGrade restaurant and bar in Moline on Thursday afternoon. Flores and Alex Lopez have painted the exterior of the business, added a canopy and did remodeling on the interior of the business.

        Volunteer Kathy Nesmith checks to make sure Richard Boalbey, of Moline, is OK waiting in the long line to receive food from a mobile food pantry in the parking lot at Second Baptist Church in Rock Island Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The pantry was organized as part of the United Way of the Quad…

          A Rock Island firefighter shouts commands at the scene of a gas leak near 31st Street and 15th Avenue, Rock Island, Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Gas could be heard hissing from the break. The rupture -- believed to be a 3-inch main -- apparently was caused by a construction crew around 9:15 a…

            Travis Huffman, of Moline, takes a closer look at the graphics on the custom motorcycle owned by John Shope, of Phoenix, Ariz., with Dirty Birds Concepts, during the Geico Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour at Isle Casino Hotel in Bettendorf on Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014.

              Taleya, Treyshaun and Taurean Tolbert get their photo taken by their grandmother outside Garfield Elementary School before the first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Garfield was a hub of activity on Tuesday as students from Hamilton School have been relocated to Garfield, while Hami…

              An adult from north-central Iowa is infected with the state’s first probable case of monkeypox. The state health department announced the probable case on Friday. The patient, who was not identified, was likely infected during international travel and is now in isolation and receiving outpatient care. The department is conducting contact tracing to determine if anyone else is at risk. Most monkeypox patients experience only fever, body aches, chills and fatigue. People with more serious illness may develop a rash and lesions on the face and hands that can spread to other parts of the body.


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