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Posted on: April 16, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Options

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Everyone age 16+ is now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine!

Everyone age 16+ is now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine!  Vaccine supply in the Quad Cities is good, with lots of available appointments, including same day, nights, and weekends.  Thank you for your patience – now it’s YOUR turn! ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Parks & Recreation summer registration is now open.

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So much fun to be had this summer!

Rock Island Parks and Recreation has released it's summer schedule of activities for 2021. Concerts and Movies in the Park, outdoor fitness classes, sports and adventure camps, swim lessons, golf, waterpark fun and more!  Registration is...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Rock River Warning

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Due to the continued high river level of the Rock River the City of Rock Island is recommending boaters avoid the Rock River west of Ben Williamson Park.

Due to the continued high river level of the Rock River the City of Rock Island is recommending boaters avoid the Rock River west of Ben Williamson Park. The boat barrier buoys are currently not in place as a result of the high river level thus making the...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Register now for Library Summer Art & Math for Kids!

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The Rock Island Public Library has opened registration for virtual art and math children’s programming offered from Tuesday, June 8 to July 13 during Reading Colors Your World summer learning.

Art and Math virtual demonstrations and projects premiere at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm, respectively, from June  8 to July 13 via the Rock Island Public Library YouTube channel. They’ll remain available for viewing on demand. The following pr...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Grow a Reader this Spring at the Rock Island Public Library

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April 4 through 10th is National Library Week, when the nation celebrates libraries, library workers, and the use and support of libraries. The 2021 theme is "Welcome to Your Library" and the library has launched a Spring Grow a Reader giving campaign.

The Rock Island Public Library kicked off their Grow a Reader giving campaign this week to welcome young users back to the library. Grow a Reader donation “trees” are on display at the Rock Island Downtown and Southwest Libraries. Each...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Destination=Vaccination

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Free on-demand service to the Camden Centre via Metro every Tuesday

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Leaf Collection Program

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The City of Rock Island is providing leaf collection for its residential refuse customers from Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 30, 2021.

The City of Rock Island is providing leaf collection for its residential refuse customers from Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 30, 2021, with the following conditions:  Customers must place the leaves in approved paper yard waste ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

The Distracted Driving Campaign

Distracted Driving Awareness Week

(Rock Island, IL) – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month across the nation, and the Rock Island Police Department is urging drivers to drop their phones and focus on the road with a not-so-subtle reminder: “Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other.”

“It has become all too common to see people driving down the road while looking at their phones,” said Chief Jeffrey VenHuizen.  “People know texting and driving is both dangerous and illegal, but they do it...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Downtown Spring Cleanup

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Spring is almost here! Please join us as we spend a morning in the fresh air for the annual Rock Island Downtown Cleanup

Spring is almost here!

Please join us as we spend a morning in the fresh air for the annual Rock Island Downtown Cleanup. The event starts at the Centennial Bridge Visitors Center located at the foot of the Centennial Bridge (Illinois side) at 8:30am - noo...

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