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Posted on: July 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - July 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.

Are you looking for some great bargain book deals?

The Rock Island Public Library will hold its monthly book sale this Friday, July 28 at the downtown branch, 401 19th Street. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit special library projects, including the library’s new fine-free lending policy for Rock Island Public Library cardholders.

Sunset Park Cleanup

The community is invited to help clean up Sunset Park on Saturday, August 12 from 8:30 am. to 11 a.m. The group will meet at the pavilion where garbage bags, gloves and other supplies will be provided. Refreshments and pizza will be served following the cleanup. 

Take part in the Rock Island Labor Day parade!

The 39th Annual Rock Island Labor Day Parade will be held Monday, September 4. This year’s theme is Planting Pride – Growing Together. You may build your own float, ride in your business vehicle, enter your organization, school, church, or simply walk the parade route. All clowns, hula-dancers, neighborhood groups, families, schools, church, and civic groups are welcome to join the fun! 

Best category awards will be presented during an October city council meeting. Go to for more information on the parade and to download an entry form.


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