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.
Rock Island Golf Courses Open – Highland Springs and Saukie Golf Courses are open for the season. The golf courses will follow the restrictions provided by the State of Illinois including: only groups of two allowed, 15-minute tee time intervals, no carts except those with physical disabilities or limitations, no rental pull carts, pre-paid tee time reservations, no practiced facilities including driving range and putting greens, and no congregating in or near the clubhouse.
Rock River Warning – Due to the continued high river level of the Rock River, the City of Rock Island is recommending boaters to 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 level, thus making the Steel Dam hard to see. The high river level combined with strong current makes this area extremely dangerous. Avoid this area at all cost.
Forward - As we move forward amidst our new norm with COVID-19, Illinois Quad City communities are rolling out one of the most robust business recovery programs in the nation by launching FORWARD - a free online portal that connects local businesses to a comprehensive list of resources—grants, loans, credits, offers, and local incentives. It’s a one-stop shop for recovery programs. The tool allows businesses to quickly find resources they are eligible for, based on their completed business profile. This effort is made possible through a new partnership with LiveStories- that has enabled a tool that brings more than 20 federal, state, and local resources together in one place for businesses to easily navigate programs that are available specifically to them. 1,100 Businesses will receive an email invitation over the course of this week to log into their business profile already set up for them. For more information or to request an invitation to this platform please visit the City’s website at rigov.org or at rockislandforward.com.