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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Starlight Revue: Free Summer Concerts in Lincoln Park

Starlight Concert

Come dance or relax under the stars at this year’s Starlight Revue free concert series held in Lincoln Park. Many genres of music will be featured at this year’s 63rd annual Rock Island Parks & Recreation Concert Series beginning T...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Quad City 76ers Semi-Pro Baseball at Douglas Park

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The Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite the public to come out to the newly renovated Douglas Park to watch the Quad City 76ers Semi-Pro Baseball Club. Their opening day for the season is Thursday, May 30th with a game against...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Movies in the Park

Movies in Longview Park

Join the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department for Movies in the Park. Each evening a family friendly movie will be featured on the Longview Park Upper Lawn. Concession stand (cash only) will open at 7:30 pm with items for purchase. The first 100 ki...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Assist Agency

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Officers were conducting surveillance of a house in the 4500 block of 15th Avenue where Bates was reported to be hiding. At approximately 8:38 a.m., surveillance units observed several persons exit the residence in question, entering into a black in color...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Traffic Fatality

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The victim vehicle was east bound on 16th Avenue when it left the roadway and struck a tree in 3700 block. Several witnesses remained on scene until emergency personnel arrived.

The passenger was transported to Unity Point Health by the Rock Island Fire De...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Whitewater Junction Season Opening

Rock Island, IL--Whitewater Aerial

Whitewater Junction is scheduled to open on Saturday, May 25th for the summer season! Grab your suit and head out Memorial Day weekend with your family or friends to Whitewater Junction! Splash down the waterslides, relax on a lounge chair by the side of ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

8th Annual Laura's Legacy Concert for ALS featuring LISSIE

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Laura’s Legacy is returning for its 8th annual event to Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island on June 8th. The event, hosted by Rock Island Parks and Recreation in partnership with Lissie, has raised $90,000 over the last seven year...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

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Explore a Universe of Stories, Fun & Learning this Summer! 

Rock Island Public Library Universe of Stories programming and reading challenges launch June 1 at all Rock Island Libraries and online. Kids of all ages can stay busy exploring new w...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Update Rock Island - May 20, 2019

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Whitewater Junction Opening – Whitewater Junction Aquatic Center’s season opening is Saturday, May 25, 2019.  Whitewater Junction is a zero-depth to 9 foot deep pool featuring slides and fun for the whole family. Grab your swim suit and head out ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

18 AV Resurfacing Project; 18 AV 44 ST Intersection (north half)

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Due to pending inclement weather, the road closure scheduled for 44th Street where it intersects with the north side of 18th Avenue has been delayed until Tuesday, May 29, 2019.  This work is still anticipated to take about one (1) week and the n...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Holiday Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Schedule

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Refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection will be one day late all week during the week of the Memorial 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: May 17, 2019

Arrest Warrant issued Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm

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Responding officers determined that during the course of a fight between multiple subjects, a single gunshot had been fired. Shortly after, a 36 year old male victim arrived at Unity Point with a non life-threatening gunshot wound to the abdomen. The vict...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Detour and Road Closure to Thru Traffic; 2 AV 17-18 ST

2 AV 17-18 ST Detour

Beginning on Monday, May 20, 2019, 2nd Avenue between 17th and 18th Streets will be closed to through traffic to allow for water main work. 

Vehicle traffic will be maintained using a detour route around the repair using 17th and 18th Streets via ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

Rock River Flood Warning

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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.  The boat barrier buoys are currently not in place as a result of the high river, thus makin...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

RFP for the Purchase and Rehabilitation of City Owned Property at 1307 44th Street

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The City of Rock Island, IL is issuing this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) to purchase and rehabilitate City-owned property located at: 1307 44th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.

The City seeks to work with interested parties to:

1. Bring t...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

2019 Rock Island Citizen of the Year Award Nominations

Group Photo 2018 COY Category Winners

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for what they do for the community?

Each year, people in Rock Island have an opportunity to nominate residents who have contributed to the Rock Island community. Nominations are now being taken for the 2019...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Road Closure to Thru Traffic, 5 AV West of 40 ST

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Beginning Friday, April 26, 2019, 5th Avenue just west of 40th Street will be closed due to water on pavement related to the Mississippi River flooding. This is caused by flood water backing up in the storm sewer system and surfacing at the low point in t...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

38 ST Resurfacing Project; 7 AV to Blackhawk RD

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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

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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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