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    Back to School Time is Coming Soon: Are Your Kids Ready?

    It seems hard to believe, but summer is rapidly drawing to a close for children enrolled in the Rock Island/Milan school system. The Rock Island Public Library and Twin Rivers RAH! Rotary will offer a free back-to-school event on Thursday, July 25. Read on...
  2. 38 ST 14 AV Detour Map

    38 ST Resurfacing Project; 7 AV to Blackhawk RD

    On Friday, July 19, 2019, 14th Avenue will be closed to westbound traffic at its western intersection with 38th Street in order to construct new pedestrian access ramps, curbing, fire hydrants and storm sewer. Read on...
  3. Universe of Stories banners featuring people in space reading, listening

    Can You Escape Outer Space?

    Registration is open now for a July 23 Outer Space Escape Room game at the Rock Island Library that challenges teens and adults to test their problem-solving skills. Read on...
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    Keep Summer in Orbit with Amazing Performers at Rock Island Library!

    From jump rope stunts to space puppets, families can find all sorts of ways to keep summer in orbit with free performers at the Rock Island Public Library. Read on...
  5. Rock River Dam

    Rock River Flood Warning

    Due to the continued high river level on the Rock River, the City of Rock Island is recommending boaters avoid the Rock River west of Ben Williamson Park. Read on...
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    Detour and Road Closure to Thru Traffic, 16 AV 22-24 ST

    Beginning on Monday, July 8, 2019, 16th Avenue between 22nd and 24th Streets will be closed to through traffic to allow for work on the water main. Read on...
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    Rock Island Labor Day Parade

    Calling all families, neighbors, schools, churches, organizations, clubs and businesses! The 35th annual Rock Island Labor Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, September 2, 2019. Read on...
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    Update Rock Island - July 8, 2019

    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. Read on...
  9. High resolution illustration of new I-74 bridge arches

    Tour the New I-74 Bridge in a Virtual Way at RI Library

    Gain a whole new view of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project, thanks to virtual reality technology available at the Rock Island Public Library Downtown through September 27. Read on...
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    My Library Rewards™ Launches at Rock Island Public Library

    Now that Rock Island Public Library has introduced the My Library Rewards program, your checkouts can help you earn points towards rewards at local businesses and more, Read on...
  11. Starlight Concert

    Starlight Revue: Free Summer Concerts in Lincoln Park

    Come dance or relax under the stars at this year’s Starlight Revue free concert series... Read on...
  12. 76ers

    Quad City 76ers Semi-Pro Baseball at Douglas Park

    Come out to the newly renovated Douglas Park to watch the Quad City 76ers Semi-Pro Baseball Club.... Read on...
  13. Traffic Cones

    38 ST Resurfacing Project; 7 AV to Blackhawk RD

    Road construction on 38th Street between 7th Avenue and Blackhawk Road is to begin the week of March 25, 2019. Construction is anticipated to last until November, 2019. Read on...
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    I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction Project

    In order to keep the community informed of the I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction Project, news releases will be sent periodically. Read on...
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