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Posted on: September 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - September 28, 2020

Update RI

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.

Rock Island Library Introduces Homebound Resources Program – The Rock Island Public Library recently introduced a Homebound Resources service to deliver library materials to Rock Island and Milan residents who are temporarily or permanently homebound. To learn more about how to apply, contact the library at 309-732-7350, email or write Rock Island Public Library, Circulation Department, 401 19th Street, Rock Island, IL  61201. Details and the Homebound Resources brochure are also available under the Questions tab of the library website.  


Native Plant Sale – Mariposa Designs is once again offering native trees, shrubs, and perennials for sale to the public. Locally grown and never treated with chemicals or pesticides. The Friends of Hauberg, will host the plant sale Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the civic center, 1300 24th Street, Rock Island.   


Leaf bags – Leaf bags will be available to RI residence garbage customers beginning next Monday, October 5, 2020. Bags will be available for pick up from the Public Works Department, Martin Luthor King Center, both RI township offices, Highland Springs and Saukie Golf Courses. Bag collection will be from Monday, October 12, 2020 through Friday December 4, 2020. For more information the Public Works Department at 309-732-2200.


Halloween – It has not yet been decided if the City will sanction Trick or Treating, because COVID is a fluid issue. We are waiting for direction from the Governor’s Office and working with our sister cities in Illinois to determine the best way to keep everyone safe. We will update you as soon as we can. 


2020 Census - All residents of the City should have received an invitation from the Census Bureau to fill out the Census. A complete count for Rock Island will result in federal dollars being invested right back into the City. It’s IMPORTANT and only takes 3 minutes via There’s not much time left.


Storm Debris Pick Up – The Public Works Department is continuing their effort to collect and dispose of the shrub and tree debris from last month’s storm. The grass under the debris may go dormant, but should return in the Spring. They are expected to be finished later this week. We appreciate your patience.


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