A federal regulator is considering the economic benefit for Springfield to have an additional artificial lake that can host aquatic activities.
Bob Stickling’s letter of July 7 on the increase in gun violence addresses a national problem. President Joe Biden doesn’t target only Democratic cities, although the letter listed some. Surely there are more Democratic cities with increasing gun fire. There are mushrooming killings in 25 Republican states, unfortunately. Could it be an American problem, regardless of party?
I realize I am several months late on this, but jeers (imagine a thumbs down emoji here) to the City of Rock Island for allowing the YMCA to open a location in Rock Island. The Y is a great organization, but this new Y will be a mile or so from the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center (RIFAC), which had been a staple in Rock Island serving so many for decades. Did anyone look at Rock Island's age demographics and consider the inevitable dilution of RIFAC along with the numbers of gyms that have closed and lost members to home gym purchases during the last year or so of the COVID era? I sincerely hope I am wrong, but I do not see sustained success in two fitness centers in a city without the density to support them.
Davenport city officials say further work is needed to underground utilities after two sinkholes shut down a portion of East Locust Street for more than two weeks.
Red, White & Boom! 2021 was the best ever. No surprise there. Each year the annual fireworks spectacular grows bigger and better than the year before. I want to thank the many generous sponsors, including the Downtown Davenport Partnership and District of Rock Island staff as well as the local organizing committee for all their efforts making this event the centerpiece of our Quad Cities summer. But there is one person I would like to single out for special recognition: Ken Croken attended the first meeting of the Red, White & Boom! organizing committee back in 2004 and he’s chaired the event now for the more than a decade. In fact, he is the last member of that original group that came to together for a special purpose: to ensure a truly memorable – and free – Independence Day celebration for all Quad Cities kids.
Shoreline cities and towns in the Great Lakes region will be spending heavily in coming years to fix public infrastructure damaged by recent flooding and erosion, with estimated costs approaching $2 billion, officials said Thursday.
The Eldridge Summer Festival will celebrate the town's sesquicentennial July 9 and 10 with food, live music and other festivities.
You can watch the announcement live beginning at 10 a.m. on our Facebook page.
Tilda Swinton and Wes Anderson are teaming up on their fifth movie together.
A proposed subdivision on the border of Bettendorf and Davenport in a ravine-like area has been looked over by developers for years. Now, residents of Davenport and Bettendorf are questioning a proposal by Dolan Homes to develop 38 homes in a seven-acre area geared toward seniors.