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Posted on: March 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - March 20, 2017


Mayor Dennis Pauley gives an update at the March 20 City Council Meeting on upcoming events in Rock Island.

City Council and Mayoral Candidates Forum - The Rock Island County chapter of the NAACP has two forums set up in March for the City of Rock Island Council candidates and for the Rock Island Mayoral candidates.  Forums will be handled with scripted questions for the candidates that attend. The City strongly encourages residents to attend these two forums. The first will be March 23, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm for City Council candidates. The second forum will be on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm for Mayoral candidates. Both forums will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr., Community Center located at 630 9th Street in Rock Island.

Tuesday, April 4 – Election Day – The Consolidated General Election Day for the city and school board officials is Tuesday, April 4, 2017. This is right around the corner so please remember to get out and vote. The polls will be open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on Election Day. Early voting is available now through April 3, 2017. The County Clerk’s office will be open for early voting, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information about candidates and voting locations please contact the Rock Island County Clerk at (309) 558-3571 or visit

United States Navy Concert Band – On Sunday, April 2, 2017 the United States Navy Concert Band will perform at Centennial Hall on Augustana College campus at 2:00 pm. A wide variety of music will be preformed, including marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and a modern wind ensemble repertoire. The concert is free but to avoid overfilling, tickets are required. Those wishing to get tickets may stop by the Augustana Ticket Office located at 3703 7th Ave in Rock Island. Normal operating hours for the office is 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays. For more information please call (309) 794-7323.

 Augustana College Men’s Basketball – The City of Rock Island would like to congratulate the Augustana College Men’s Basketball team for an outstanding season. They placed second in the Division III NCAA tournament and have a very young team that looks to compete in upcoming years. The team brings fantastic recognition to the City of Rock Island.


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