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Posted on: April 25, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - April 24, 2023

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.

Do you need help managing money?

The City is offering FREE financial literacy classes this week. Classes are on Wednesday and Thursday nights April 26 and 27 from 5:30 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 226 17th St., Rock Island, in the Captain 2 conference room. Food will be provided to all participants. 

You may register for the two classes online at or by calling Samantha Gange, city clerk and ARPA program manager at 309-732-2009.

Learn to identify birds and wildflowers at Black Hawk State Park this weekend

The 46th Annual Stroll Through Springtime event will be Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at Black Hawk State Historic Site. Meet at Watchtower Lodge at Black Hawk State Park. Experts will help locate both resident and migratory birds in the morning hours and wildflowers will be identified in the surrounding woods starting at 10 a.m. 

For more information, go to or call 309-788-9536.

Pick up some great bargains this Saturday 

The Spring Community Garage Sale and Vendor Fair is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Longview Park, 1300 17th Street. Enjoy an amazing day of shopping and treasure hunting as you pick your way through 6,000 square feet of vendor space, rain or shine.


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