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Posted on: December 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - December 14, 2020

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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.

Rock Island/Milan School District #41 Blended Learning Opportunity – The Rock Island/Milan School District plans to begin Blended Learning on January 19, 2021.  If parents do not submit a Commitment Form for their student(s) by December 22, 2020, the students will remain in Remote Learning 3rd Quarter through March 10, 2021.  Parents can review the Remote and Blended Learning Plans on the website or contact their child’s school with any questions. 


Holiday Schedule - In observance of the holidays, City Hall will be closed Thursday, December 24, Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1. The garbage collection will be on schedule through Thursday, December 24 and Thursday, December 31, and one day late the rest of both weeks.  Recycling will be on normal collection schedule both weeks. The City’s libraries will be closed Thursday, December 24, Friday, December 25 and Thursday, December 31 and Friday, January 1. For more information please visit 


Snow Routes - As we enter the winter season, please note that parking is not allowed on designated snow routes when two or more inches of snow has fallen until the snow has been removed. Snow routes are marked by street signage. Vehicles in violation of this ordinance will receive a $35 parking ticket. Vehicles that remain in violation will be towed. In the event of snow, major emphasis is placed on primary streets and hills with secondary priority given to school areas. Residential streets are cleared when the primary and secondary streets are completed. 


The ‘Winter Nights Winter Lights’ Exhibit – The outdoor gardens at the Quad City Botanical Center will be in winter bloom with their largest light display yet.  Open every night including Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and the night of New Year’s Day. Tickets must be purchased online at


The City of Rock Island and the City Council wishes everyone a very happy and safe holiday season!


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