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Posted on: April 9, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - April 8, 2019

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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.

Free Leaf Bag Collection - The City of Rock Island is providing leaf collection for its residential refuse customers starting Monday, April 15 through Friday, May 3, 2019.  Customers must place the leaves in the approved paper yard waste bags and be placed at the normal refuse collection locations and days.  Free leaf bags are available now at various locations throughout the City.  Please visit for more information.

Fair Housing Legislative Breakfast - Community members are invited to attend a meeting of local, state and national legislators to discuss fair housing, community progress and other issues.  This 3rd Annual Legislative Breakfast will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (MLK Center) on Monday April 15, 2019 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. Representative Mike Halpin, Senator Neil Anderson, Representative Tony McCombie, and a representative from Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ office will be in attendance.  Breakfast will be served. There is no cost to attend. Sign language interpretation will be available.  Community members can call (563) 355-6655 or email to RSVP.

Picnic Shelter Reservations – Rock Island Parks and Recreation is currently accepting picnic shelter reservations for the 2019 season.  Reservations can be made over the phone or in person at the park office at the Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center, 4303 24th Street.  Reserving a shelter is first come, first serve and payment is required at the time of reservation.  Call the Rock Island Park Office at (309) 732-PARK for more information.

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