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Posted on: December 18, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - December 17, 2018

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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.

Holiday Observance Schedule – In observance of the 2018 holidays, City Hall will be closed Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1. The refuse collection will be on schedule Monday 12/24 and 12/31, and one day late the rest of both weeks.  Recycling will be one day late both weeks. The City’s libraries will be closed Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25 and Monday 12/31 and Tuesday 1/1. For more information please visit The City of Rock Island wishes everyone a very happy and safe holiday season!

Friends of Douglas Park Night – Quad City Storm Hockey and the Taxslayer Center will host the Friends of Douglas Park Night on Friday, December 28, 2018, starting at 7:00 pm.  Gather friends and family for a night of hockey and raffle contests; portions of tickets sold through the following link will go directly back to Friends of Douglas Park, in restoration efforts of Douglas Park in Rock Island.  The link to donate and purchase tickets is

Citizen Survey – The City of Rock Island has launched an innovative survey platform for residents to directly provide input into local government.  Polco is a tool for the public to have their voice heard, where residents can answer questions and make comments in regards to City matters.  Residents need to register by visiting the city website;, under Popular links, click on “Citizen Survey Platform.”  Answers and comments will remain anonymous.  The service is free to all residents.

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