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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Rock Island Public Library Hosting Community Blood Drive Wednesday, July 15

Some community heroes don't wear capes - they give life-saving blood. As part of its summer "Every Hero Has a Story" activities, the Rock Island Public Library will host a community blood drive from 10:00 am to 1:30... Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Crack and Joint Sealing Program, 30 ST 5-18 AV

Starting Monday, July 6, the Crack and Joint Sealing Program will begin on 30th Street between 5th and 18th Avenue.

Traffic control has been established and a flagger will be present during construction. The cleaning... Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Road Closure to Thru Traffic, 6 AV 11 ST Intersection

On Monday, July 6, construction of the new large diameter relief sewer and some water main will begin at the intersection of 6th Avenue and 11th Street. This work will necessitate the closing of 11th Street to traffic... Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2015

Rock Island Announces Grant Program for Not-for-Profit Agencies

The City of Rock Island is accepting applications from local non-profit agencies for the Gaming Grant Program. Gaming Grant funds are intended to enhance public service activities that benefit the Rock Island community.... Read on...

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Posted on: June 26, 2015

See Juggler Jason Kollum First at Rock Island Library

The Niles, Illinois entertainer appeared to rave reviews in Rock Island last year. His hour-long interactive show includes a super-sized blend of juggling everything from audience member's shoes to more traditional balls,... Read on...

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

Holiday Refuse, Recycling, and Yardwaste Collection Schedule

Refuse, recycling and yardwaste collection will be on schedule during the week of the Independence Day holiday.

The Drop-Off Center located at Millennium Waste, 13606 Knoxville Road, Milan will be closed on Saturday, July... Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2015

City of Rock Island Sets Goals and Strategic Initiatives

The City of Rock Island has announced new strategic initiatives and an action agenda for 2015-2016.

The Mayor and City Council recently met over a series of public meetings to develop this new strategic plan for the... Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

Applications for City of Rock Island CDBG Funding Available

The City of Rock Island currently has applications available for CDBG until July 17, 2015. Agencies interested in applying for funds should complete an application and return it to the City of Rock Island Community and... Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

Update Rock Island - June 22, 2015

Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor dennis Pauley focusing on news in Rock Island.

City of Rock Island Set Goals and Strategic Initiatives

The Mayor, City Council... Read on...

Posted on: June 18, 2015

4th of July Activities and Patriotic Fun in Rock Island

Rock Island Celebrates Independence Day with a events for families to enjoy. Slide down waterslides all morning at Whitewater Junction and then head to Schwiebert Riverfront Park in the afternoon for children’s activities,... Read on...

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

Rock Island Ranked 32 out of 1300 Best Small Cities in America

A new study from consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has identified the best small cities in the U.S., and out of more than 1,300 places, Rock Island ranked 32nd.

To find the best small cities NerdWallet crunched U.S.... Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

Teens - Add Some Superpower to an Ordinary Summer

The Rock Island Library has teens covered with a number of "Escape the Ordinary" summer events from now through the end of July. Super-powered Teen fun and learning for ages 12 to 18 at the Rock Island Libraries... Read on...

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Posted on: June 9, 2015

Teen Gaming Nights at Rock Island Library this Summer

Wednesday, June 17 and Wednesday, July 7: Teen Gaming Night, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Rock Island Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Teens gather to play a variety of Wii and Xbox 360 games together on the big screen. The fun... Read on...

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Posted on: June 8, 2015

Road Closure to Thru Traffic, 6 AV 9 ST Intersection

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, construction of the new large diameter relief sewer and some water main will begin at the intersection of 6th Avenue and 9th Street. The closure will extend thru the intersection and to the east... 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...