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Posted on: January 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - January 27, 2020

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.

Sunday Funday: Tropical Paradise – Visit the Quad City Botanical Center February 2, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for their tropical paradise on Sunday Funday! Warm up in our Sun Garden and learn about both tropical plants and the migrant animals that flourish in a lush tropical paradise. The Sun Garden is home to flower varieties that are common where these unique animals live. No RSVP required.  Please contact the Quad City Botanical Center at (309) 794-0991 for hours and admission prices.

Tax preparation assistance - The MLK Center is a drop-in site for United Way’s VITA program.  United Way is offering qualifying individuals and families free tax preparation assistance. Services will begin on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, and will finish on April 11. Hours are 5:00-8:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 9:00 am-noon on Saturdays.

Valentine’s Wine Dinner – Enjoy a gourmet dinner and sample six wines from Dimitri Wine & Spirits at the Hauberg Estate with someone special.  The Valentine’s Day dinner is at 6:30 pm on February 14, 2020.  Tickets are $50.00 and advance purchase is required.  Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling (309) 373-5080.

Support Your Community - Census results are used to determine your representation in Congress, and they help inform how billions of dollars are distributed for hospitals, schools, roads, and more. Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the 2020 Census. To apply online visit  Positions in Rock Island County are paying $22.00 per hour. 

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