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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Boil Order Lifted

Important

The boil order for the City of Rock Island water customers in Southwest Rock Island is lifted.  

 

  • All neighborhoods and individual properties south, east, and west of the Ridgewood Road, and Partridge Circle intersection
  • All neighborhoods ...
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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Boil Order Notice, Southwest Rock Island

Southwest Rock Island Boil Order Notice Map

While performing the Annual Fall Fire Hydrant Flushing Program an unexpected pressure drop in the water distribution system occurred which resulted in a lift station pump malfunction.  As a result, we are unable to guarantee the distribution syst...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Donated Park Bench Provides Awareness & Resource

Park Bench

Park and Recreation staff recently unveiled a new amenity in Longview Park. A park bench was donated by Josh’s Benches for Awareness, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues and promoting resources for suicide prevent...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Update Rock Island - September 28, 2020

Update RI

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 homeb...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Rock Island Library Introduces Homebound Resources Program

HomeBound_Resources_Logo_Stylized House roof with words Homebound Resources and library logo

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. 

“Though we’ve always allowed patrons to designate an of...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Library2Go Mobile Library Schedule for October 1- October 30

Bringing the Library to You Statement with icons for reading, listening, viewing, technology, WIFI

Library2Go, the Rock Island Public Library’s traveling outreach vehicle, runs on a consistent weekly schedule through October 30.

From Monday through Thursday, routes run from 10 am to 11:30 am, in the afternoon from 2:30 to 3:30 pm, and in the e...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Leaf Collection Program

Leaf Bags

The City of Rock Island is providing leaf collection for its residential refuse customers from Monday, October 12 through Friday, December 4, 2020, with the following conditions:  Customers must place the leaves in approved paper yard wa...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The City of Rock Island’s Public Works Department will begin the Fire Hydrant Flushing Program on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at 12:00 AM (midnight).  Crews will be flushing fire hydrants on first and third shifts until completed.

The pu...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

City of Rock Island Response to Storm

Important

City of Rock Island crews are currently out cleaning the roadways of debris, limbs and trees. 

Starting on Monday, August 17, there will be a FREE special collection of ONLY trees, limbs, and branches.  Garbage and other materials should ...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Candidate Packets Available for April 2021 Election

Front of city hall building

Candidates for office in the City of Rock Island may pick up a campaign packet beginning Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. in the Interim City Clerk/Executive Assistant’s office, 1528 Third Avenue, 1st Floor. The packets include general info...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Rock Island Parks and Recreation Fall Fun Activity Guide

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Your guide to fall fun is here! The Rock Island Parks and Recreation has many fall activities being offered to the community. Events such as Groove Concerts, Fall Doggie Fest, City-Wide Garage Sale, and Drive-Through Fright Night. Over 20 fitness classes...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Get Your GROOVE On: Concert Series in Schwiebert Park

stage with band

Rock Island Parks & Recreation is proud to announce the annual Thursday Night Groove Concert Series, sponsored by UnityPoint Health Trinity, Rock Island Happy Joe’s, and Friendship Manor.

The concert series will be held on the Ellis Kell Stag...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Rock River Warning

Rock River Dam

Due to the continued high river level of the Rock River, the City of Rock Island is recommending boaters avoid the Rock River west of Ben Williamson Park. The boat barrier buoys are currently not in place as a result of the high river level, thus making t...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Road Closure to Thru Traffic, 35 ST North of 7 AV

35 ST North of 7 AV Map

Beginning Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 35th Street north of 7th Avenue will be closed due to construction on the campus of Augustana College.  The construction traffic will cause 35th Street to be closed to the public and available only to emergenc...

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