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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Rock Island Public Library Honored for 147 Years of Service

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Rock Island Public Library Honored with a 2019 Illinois Centennial Award

Rock Island Public Library was honored with an Illinois Centennial Business Award on Saturday, September 14, from the Illinois State Historical Society.The 35th annual Centennial Busi...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Banned Books Week Read-In Shines Light on Personal Freedom

Banned Books Week 2019 logo light bulb reading book with words Keep the Light On

In celebration of freedom of expression and ideas, the Rock Island Public Library and the Midwest Writing Center will host their 6th Annual Banned Books “Read-In” on Tuesday, September 24, at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Unicorn & Dragon Adventure Quest

unicorn adventure quest

Dress up as your favorite fairy, troll, unicorn, or dragon as all magical creatures are invited to explore the gardens at the Quad City Botanical Center. The Adventure Quest will be Sunday, September 22nd from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Seek and find fairies in ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2019

Rock River Flood Warning

Important

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: September 13, 2019

Road Closure to Through Traffic, 24 ST 8 to 8 1/2 AV

Road Work Ahead Sign

Beginning on Monday, September 16, 2019, 24th Street will be closed between 8th and 8 1/2 Avenues for a sanitary sewer repair.  The road closure is necessary for the safety of the crews performing the repair as well as the motoring public.

Through...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Road Closure to Through Traffic, 44 ST 4-5 AV

Detour Stop Signs

44th Street continues to be closed between 4th and 5th Avenues for a water main investigation and repair.  The road closure is necessary for the safety of the crews performing the repair as well as the motoring public.

Through traffic is being det...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Sunset Park Cleanup Day

park clean up

Participate in the United Way Day of Caring and join Rock Island Parks and Recreation staff at Sunset Park on Thursday, September 19th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for a community service opportunity to help beautify the park. Projects that will be available w...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Extend Your Understanding of Historic, New Bridges in the Quad Cities!

Library owned image of the building of Centennial Bridge now the Stanley Talbot Memorial Bridge

On Tuesday, September 10 at 2:00 pm, the Rock Island Downtown Library hosts a talk on “Historic Bridges of the Quad Cities” with Curt Roseman and Bob Replinger. Roseman, an expert in urban geography, and Replinger, a local his...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Get Your GROOVE On: Concert Series in Schwiebert Park

Groove concert

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, ARC of the Quad Cities, Bent River Brewing Company, WHBF, KGCW, and KLJB TV...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

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

High resolution illustration of new I-74 bridge arches

The I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Virtual Reality Experience will be available for viewing at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, from now through September 27.The virtual reality program allows participants to explore the new I-74 Mississi...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

38 ST Resurfacing Project; 7 AV to Blackhawk RD

Traffic Cones

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.  

This project is being funded by Federal Surface Transportation Blo...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Construction Project

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Logo

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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