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Posted on: May 26, 2015

Calling All Superheroes!

The library will host a superhero costume contest for children, teens, and adults as part of its Super-Powered Summer Kickoff on Saturday, May 30.

The Summer Reading kickoff takes place in the parking lot of the Rock... Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2015

Escape the Ordinary with Summer Fun for Adults at Rock Island Libraries

Learn to Knit class - 6:30 pm, Monday, June 1, 8 and 15, Main Library. Have you been waiting to learn how to knit? Join the Naked Sheep Yarn Barn and the Rock Island Library for a free three-week class that will teach you... Read on...

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

Junior Golf Swings into Action in Rock Island

The First Tee Quad Cities Junior Lessons are available this June or July in Rock Island for ages 8 through 17. This nationally recognized junior golf program will focus on all aspects of golf including irons, woods, chipping... Read on...

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Posted on: May 20, 2015

Holiday Refuse, Yardwaste, and Recycling Collection Schedule

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, refuse and yardwaste collection will be one day late all week. Curbside recycling collection will be on schedule.

The Drop-Off Center located at Millennium Waste, 13606 Knoxville Road,... Read on...

Posted on: May 19, 2015

Update Rock Island - May 18, 2015

Update Rock Island is a segment at city council meetings given by Mayor Dennis Pauley focusing on news in Rock Island.

Press Conference and Awareness Rally on the Potential Impact of Illinois Department of Health... Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2015

Ride the Slides at Whitewater Junction

Whitewater Junction opens on Saturday, May 23rd for the summer season! Grab your suit and head out this weekend with your family or friends to Whitewater Junction! Splash down the waterslides, relax on a lounge chair by the... Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2015

Rock Island Library Closings for May

Additionally, the Rock Island Library 30/31 Branch at 3059 30th Street and Southwest Branch at 9010 Ridgewood Road will closed on Saturday, May 30 so that branch staff can assist with the Super-Powered Summer Reading kickoff... Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

MLK Center hosts its 3rd Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness and Testing Summit

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center promotes a “Leave No Man Behind” campaign as they prepare for their Prostate Cancer Awareness and Testing Summit. The Summit is to be held on Saturday, June 27, 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the... Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2015

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's super summer reading at Rock Island Library

Rock Island Library leaps into its campaign to beat summer learning loss with a Super-Powered Summer Kickoff on Saturday, May 30 at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street.

The free summer carnival saves the day... Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

Road Closure to Thru Traffic, 6 AV 11-12 ST

On Monday, May 11, 2015, construction along 6th Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Street will require this section of 6th Avenue to be closed to thru traffic.

Travel delays can be expected during the construction at or... Read on...

Posted on: May 5, 2015

2015 Citizen of the Year Award Nominations

Do you know someone that deserves to be recognized for what they do for the community? If so, this is your opportunity to nominate them for the 2015 Citizen of the Year Awards, sponsored by the Mayor and City Council. There... Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

Road Closure to Thru Traffic, 6th Avenue, East of 8th Street

On Monday, March 30, 2015, construction for new sewer, water main and pavement on 6th Avenue east of 8th Street will begin. In order to install the large diameter relief sewer and water mains, it will be necessary to... Read on...

Posted on: October 29, 2014

Road Closure, 13 ST 5-6 AV

Starting Thursday, October 30, 2014, 13th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues will be closed due to construction of the new City of Rock Island Police Station. The road closure is expected to last until construction of the... Read on...