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Posted on: June 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - June 22, 2020

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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.

The Quad City Botanical Center is Open - Members and the general public are welcome to the gardens.  Members get in free.  Guests are encouraged to buy tickets online for contact free admission.  Drop in on a Thursday afternoon this summer and do hands-on activities with your kids or grandkids to learn about nature.  If you have fireflies at home, catch them and bring them for a nighttime release at the gardens on July 5.

Update your Pet’s Vaccinations – Wednesday’s between 1:00 and 4:00 pm, the Rock Island County Animal Control is opened for curbside vaccinations.  Simply pull up, staff will meet you at your car to check-in your pet and take them inside the building for their shots, then return them to your car.  For additional information please call (309) 558-3647.

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 24th City Council meeting.  Nominations can be made through August 9, 2020.  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 e-mail at  For questions please call (309) 732-2905. 

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