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Posted on: November 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - November 11, 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.

Holiday Garbage Collection – garbage and yard waste collection will be on the normal collection schedule during the week of the Veteran’s Day holiday, however, due to the inclement weather, curbside recycling collection will be one day late all week. The Drop-Off Center located at Millennium Waste, 13606 Knoxville Road, Milan will be open on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 noon.

Community Comforts Donation Drive - Through the month of November Rock Island Public Library will be hosting their first Community Comforts Donation Drive, which aims to collect resources for Rock Island organizations fighting homelessness and housing insecurity. They are collecting toiletries, non-perishable shelter food, paper products, cleaning supplies, and new clothing. Collection boxes are at each library location through November 30th. As we prepare for another long winter, please think of those in need and give today. Thank you for your generosity!

Learn about Cannabis Legalization - In a major change to Illinois law, recreational-use cannabis will be legalized in 2020. To help answer questions about impacts and issues of this new law, the Rock Island Public Library and City of Rock Island Community and Economic Development department will host a panel discussion on Tuesday, November 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. The moderated discussion features experts in human resources, law and law enforcement, medicine, government, and the cannabis business. Attendees may submit questions in advance at Rock Island Public Library locations and at the event. Beverages and light refreshments will be available. The event is free and open to the public.

30th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner - November 24, 2019, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm @ Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. Come enjoy a delicious, free Thanksgiving meal and warm holiday cheer. All are welcome! Thanksgiving at the King Center is about community and hospitality. It’s about welcoming friends and family to share a meal that has been lovingly prepared – because that is what people do during the holidays. Dine-in only (no carry-out) on November 24th. To schedule a delivery of 20 or more meals on November 23rd, please call (309) 732-2999.


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