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Posted on: June 19, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - June 12, 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 know a person or organization that deserves recognition?

The City of Rock Island is seeking nominations for the 36th annual Citizen of the Year awards. The awards were founded in 1987 as a way to recognize individuals and organizations that make a positive difference in the Rock Island community. 

Each year, people in the community have an opportunity to submit a nomination for those who have made selfless contributions of service to the City of Rock Island. There are eight categories available for nomination: Individual; Youth; City Employee; Professional; Education; Veteran; Organization, Church or Non-Profit; and Business. 

Nomination forms can be accessed on the City’s website at or contact Community Engagement Manager Sarah Hayden at

Enjoy free music in Lincoln Park

Come dance or relax under the stars at this year’s Starlight Revue free concert series in Lincoln Park at 38th Street and 11th Avenue. Concerts are every Tuesday night for the next seven weeks from 7 to 9 p.m. Tomorrow’s night band will be the Gray Wolf Band.

Food and desserts will be available for purchase starting at 5 p.m. from the Hy-Vee Grill and Dessert Station; and popcorn and drinks will be served by the Parks Department. Enjoy a beautiful night in Lincoln Park with great music, food, dancing and fun. 

Calling all third ward residents and anyone with questions about the city

Third Ward Alderwoman Judith Gilbert will hold a ward meeting at City Hall on June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting is here in the council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 1528 Third Ave. Alderwoman Gilbert and several department directors will answer questions from residents. All are invited to attend the meeting. Bring a neighbor and friend and learn more about how the city operates.

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