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Posted on: January 21, 2021

For Immediate Release

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On Thursday, January 21, 2021 at approximately 2:38 A.M. the Rock Island Police Department responded to a report of shots fired the 1600 block of 7th Street.

Responding officers located a shooting scene and a victim who had sustained a gunshot wound. The victim, a 19 year old male, was transported to Unity Point Trinity Hospital and then flown to OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria with life threatening i...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Immediate Release - Missing Person

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The Rock Island Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating missing person Ryan Muckelston a 35 year old male Caucasian, approximately 6’00” tall, 135 pounds, blond hair, blue eyes

On January 19, 2021 Ryan Muckelston was reported missing. He was last seen on
January 18th at approximately 2:00 A.M. when he left a residence in the 2600 block of8
th ½ Avenue in Rock Island to walk to his residence in East Moline. He was ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Rock Island Public Library Wants to Know What You Think

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As it looks to revisit a strategic plan changed by COVID-19, the Rock Island Public Library wants to know what you think. The library is currently running an online opinion survey, and would appreciate your input.

The Rock Island Public Library is currently running a public opinion survey to identify community needs, potential barriers to library use, and opinions on community challenges. 

“With the numerous changes happening in the world, this is...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Update Rock Island - January 11, 2021

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Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Mike Thoms focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.

Mayor Mike Thoms gives the Annual State of the City Address – The Annual State of the City Address was given at the City Council Meeting on Monday, January 11, 2021.  The City Council meetings are held remotely, but you can view them on the City'...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Holiday Refuse and Recycling Collection Schedule

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Refuse and recycling collection will be on the normal collection schedule during the week of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Refuse and recycling collection will be on the normal collection schedule during the week of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

 

The Drop-Off Center located at Millennium Waste, 13606 Knoxville Road, Milan will be open on Saturday from 7 a.m. to...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Join the RIPL Best Sellers Club, and Jump the (Holds) Line!

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If you just can't wait for new releases from your favorite fiction authors, good news! The new Best Sellers Club at Rock Island Public Library could help you read those new titles earlier.

The new service allows library patrons to sign up for automatic holds on new titles from their favorite adult fiction authors. Signing up is simple, and available to anyone with a valid library card from a PrairieCat member library. You choose the authors...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Winter is a Great Time for Books Like Us Reading Challenge!

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Since few things go better with cozy wintertime reading than a hot cup of cocoa, Rock Island Public Library will launch its 2021 Books Like Us Winter Reading Challenge with a Curbside Cocoa Kickoff on January 8.

Rock Island Library Launches Winter Reading Challenge with “Curbside Cocoa Kickoff” 

Since few things go better with cozy wintertime reading than a hot cup of cocoa, Rock Island Public Library will launch its 2021 Books Like Us...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

QUAD CITY LAW ENFORCEMENT LAUNCH LOCK IT DOWN, QC

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On December 21, 2020 Quad City area law enforcement partners, hosted a press conference to discuss the issue of stolen vehicles in the Quad Cities and announced a new initiative, Lock It Down, QC.

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Down, QC is a cooperative effort of local law enforcement agencies to prevent auto theft in theQuad Cities.

“Vehicle thefts are an almost 100% preventable crime. We are pleading with the Quad Cityregion to please take this seriousl...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Rock Island Parks and Recreation Resumes Rec Programs.

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The State of Illinois has moved our region into Tier 1 Resurgence Mitigations beginning January 18th and all programming will resume immediately.

Rock Island Parks and Recreation is happy to announce that our region has moved into Tier 1 Resurgence Mitigation restrictions as of January 18th allowing our programming to resume immediately. Here are the updated guidelines as they pertain to Rock Islan...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Road Closure to Thru Traffic, 35 ST North of 7 AV

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Beginning Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 35th Street north of 7th Avenue will be closed due to construction on the campus of Augustana College.

Beginning Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 35th Street north of 7th Avenue will be closed due to construction on the campus of Augustana College.  The construction traffic will cause 35th Street to be closed to the public and available only to emergenc...

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