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Posted on: May 22, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - June 11, 2018

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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.

Tell on your Neighbor Awards - Each year, residents of Rock Island are encouraged to “Tell on Your Neighbor” by nominating the yards in their neighborhood that they find to be the most appealing or the most improved.  The City of Rock Island’s Beautification Commission will review all entries and awards will be presented at the August 27, 2018 City Council meeting.  Nominations can be made through August 9, 2018.  Digital photos of the nominated yards are required. Please do not go on private property. Send the photo and address of the nominated property to the Community & Economic Development Department via email at For questions call (309) 732-2905.

H.O.M.E. Program – Join us on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 for an informational meeting on how to acquire land lots for $5.00 for new home construction.  This meeting will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.  Meet with city staff, lenders and homebuilders to learn more.  Please call (309) 732-2900 for more information. 

Starlight Revue Summer Concerts – The Parks and Recreation Department free concerts at Lincoln Park series returns for its 62nd year. Concerts are every Tuesday Night throughout the summer. Tomorrow night, the Tailfins will perform at 7:00 pm along with a dance lesson in Single Swing starting at 6:30 pm. Make a night of it and enjoy food and drink for purchase from Hy-Vee Grill starting at 5:00 pm. Call the rain line at (309) 732-7246 after 3:30 pm on Tuesday to check status of event and inclement weather.  

Community Crime Prevention Partnership Meeting – Please join the City of Rock Island Police Department on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 for their monthly crime prevention meeting. This month’s topic will focus on 911 Communication Center and its use. These educational meetings are intended to strengthen the partnerships with the citizens of Rock Island and the Police Department. Meeting is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm at the Community Room of the Police Department at 1212 5th Avenue in Rock Island.

Rock Island Softball Team – The Mayor and Council members welcome and congratulate the Rock Island High School softball team for winning the 2018 Class 4A state championship. 

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