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Posted on: October 16, 2019

See the Construction of Lock & Dam 15 through Original Footage

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The video on the construction of Lock and Dam #15 started its journey in Chatham, IL, where it was donated to the Chatham Area Public Library District. The Springfield-area library district rightly concluded that the content would be more meaningful to Ro...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Play Trivia for a Great Cause: Helping Kids Love Reading!

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The Rock Island Public Library Foundation and the Lorene Evans Watts Fund for Children’s Materials will host the "Books for Kids" Trivia Night on Friday. November 1, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th A...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Rock Island Unplugged 3

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The third installment of Rock Island Unplugged will feature our City Council and Mayor Mike Thoms, held on October 30, 2019 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  It will be an informal yet structured event that will give citizens direct access to their electe...

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Library, Augustana Consider Student Activism from the 1960s to Greta Thunberg

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Remembering Bill Sampson: Frieze Lectures Consider Student Activism from the 1960s to Greta Thunberg

The 22nd Annual Frieze Lecture Series at the Rock Island Public Library will note the 50th anniversary of the “Student Bill of Rights an...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Scare Up Some Fun and Learning at Rock Island Library

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Escape rooms are a fun way to try creative problem solving with family and friends. Ages 12 and up can sign up now to take on the Library’s Haunted Escape Room game on Tuesday, October 22. Participants will take on the role of a ghost h...

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Posted on: October 8, 2019

Holiday Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Schedule

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Refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection will be on the normal collection schedule during the week of the Columbus Day holiday.

The Drop-Off Center located at Millennium Waste, 13606 Knoxville Road, Milan will be open on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 12 noon...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Library Events Provide Free Fun and Learning during School Break

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The Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, will host a Family Bingo Night where participants will play for candy. The free event is Thursday, October 10 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Community Room. All ages are welcome, and children 6 and under ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Rock Island Flood Preparations

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The City of Rock Island is preparing for the rising Mississippi River. 

City staff is implementing the flood strategy plan as the river rises which includes installing pumps and closing gatewells.

Several water pump discharge hoses will be placed a...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The City of Rock Island’s Public Works Department will begin the Fire Hydrant Flushing Program on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 12:00 AM (midnight).  Crews will be flushing fire hydrants on first and third shifts until completed.

The purpo...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Leaf Collection Program

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The City of Rock Island is providing leaf collection for its residential refuse customers from Monday, October 7 through Friday, December 6, 2019, with the following conditions:  Customers must place the leaves in approved paper yard was...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Rock River Flood Warning

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Due to the high river level on the Rock River, the City of Rock Island is recommending boaters avoid the Rock River west of Ben Williamson Park.  The boat barrier buoys that were in place broke as a result of the high river.  Without the...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction Project

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In order to keep the community informed of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction Project, news releases will be sent periodically by the Iowa's Department of Transportation.  For the most up-to-date information, please visit http://www.i...

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