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.
Sewer Smoke Testing - The City of Rock Island and personnel from Veenstra & Kimm, Inc. conducted smoke testing on the sanitary sewer lines in the area bounded by 30th Street to 38th Street and 18th Avenue to 23rd Avenue on October 16 and October 17, 2017. There will be an informational meeting to discuss those results on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 6:00 PM, at the Rock Island Police Department Community Room, 1212 5th Avenue, Rock Island.
Career Information Day - John Deere is having a Career Information Day at the Martin Luther King Jr., Community Center on Saturday November 11, 2017 at 10:30 am. John Deere leaders will be on hand to discuss careers in Information Technology, Skill Trades, Engineering, Accounting and Human Resources. This event is open to the public, but high school students and young adults are encouraged to attend. The King Center is located at 630 9th Street in Rock Island. For more information, please contact (309) 732-2999.
Holiday Refuse Collection – Refuse, recycling and yard waste collection schedule will be on the normal schedule during the week of Veteran’s Day holiday. The Drop-Off Center located at Millennium Waste, 1360 Knoxville Road in Milan will be open on Saturday from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. The City of Rock Island offices will be open.
How To Feed Your Winter Birds – On Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am, naturalist Bob Motz will help you identify birds common to our winter feeders and show the types of foods that attract a variety of winter birds. Binoculars will be provided. The event will be held at the Singing Bird Center in Black Hawk State Park. The event is free and for more information please call (309) 788-9536.
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