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Posted on: March 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - March 8, 2021

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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.

St Patrick’s Day Parade – The Quad City’s annual bi-state parade originally scheduled for March 13, 2021 has been postponed to August 28, 2021.

Rock Island offers EGG-xtra Safe & Fun Egg Hunt Options - Kids, grab your swimsuit and goggles and come to the Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center for the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Underwater Egg Hunt! Thousands of colorful eggs will be ready to grab on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Register for the time slot you prefer: 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, or 4:00 pm. Children under 48 inches are required to have adult participant in the pool. Bring a bucket or bag to hold your eggs in the water, towel, and goggles if needed. Eggs will float on the water, not sink to the bottom. This is a safety precaution for our younger swimmers. Participants will turn in their empty eggs to receive a goodie bag full of candy. Two spectators are allowed per swimmer. Spectators must wear face masks. Swimmers must wear face masks when entering and exiting the building and on the pool deck, but may remove them during their swim time. Group sizes have been reduced to allow for social distancing. Try to arrive in your swim gear to avoid overcrowding in the locker rooms. The hunt is $7.00 and pre-registration is required as space is limited. Registration closes March 12, 2021. Register online at www.rigov.org/ePark, or call RIFAC at (309) 732-7275. The Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center is located at 4303 24th Street, Rock Island, IL.

2021 Public Input Survey - The Bi-State Regional Commission is in the process of completing a 5-year update to the region’s Comprehensive Development Strategy. Public input is an important component of plan development. There are currently 9 overarching goals identified in the plan along with a number of strategies identified working toward those goals. To provide feedback on what you think is most important in developing our community complete the survey available on the City’s website, rigov.org. Additional information and a link to the survey are available under the “News & Announcements” located on the City’s home page. 

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