News Flash

Posted on: December 6, 2022

For Immediate Release

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On Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at approximately 12:07 A.M. the Rock Island Police Department responded to the Maple Ridge Apartments, 3700 5th Street, in reference to a report of an injured person.

Responding officers located a 15-year-old female suffering from a life-threatening stab wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to UnityPoint Trinity Hospital for medical treatment, but later transferred to The University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa C...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Final Days to Enter Library Bookmark Contest!

Rock Island Public Library logo with anniversary star Celebrating 150 years

If you’re looking for a creative way to express your appreciation for 150 years of library service in Rock Island, entries are open through December 10 for the Rock Island Public Library’s 150 is Pretty Nifty Bookmark Contest.

If you’re looking for a creative way to express your appreciation for 150 years of library service in Rock Island, entries are still open for the Rock Island Public Library’s 150 is Pretty Nifty Bookmark Contest.   Entries wil...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

December Author Talk Features Holiday Baking

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The Rock Island Public Library December 13 Illinois Libraries Present event is just right for the holiday season. Register now for a free online conversation with cookbook author Shauna Sever. Read on for more details.

The Rock Island Public Library joins Illinois Libraries Present in featuring an online author event that’s just right for the holiday season, a conversation with cookbook author Shauna Sever. The free event is offered via a Zoom webinar at 7:00 ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Enjoy some family time at the Southwest Branch this December

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Whether you’re shopping for stocking-stuffer book bargains or introducing the kids to a now classic holiday musical, the Rock Island Public Library’s Southwest Branch at 9010 Ridgewood Road has December events that can entertain the whole family.

Book Sale, Holiday Movie Among Southwest Branch Activities this December 

Whether you’re shopping for stocking stuffer book bargains or introducing the kids to a now classic holiday movie musical, the Rock Island Public Library&rsquo...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Registration for Winter/Spring Activities is NOW OPEN

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Shop our Winter/Spring Activity Guide for fun activities....

Looking for something to keep you busy and active this winter? Rock Island Parks and Recreation Winter/Spring registration is now open! Shop for fun things to do in our Winter/Spring Activity Guide! Cubs trip, Sweetheart Dance, land and water fitness clas...

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Update Rock Island - November 28, 2022

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.

Light up your holiday at the Quad City Botanical Center

The 6th Annual Winter Nights Winter Lights, a spectacular display of more than 160,000 lights, is going on now at the Botanical Center. Stroll through magical gardens at night and visit the outdoor ev...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Demolition of the Downtown Rock Island Parking Garage

New Parking Lot Replacing Parking Ramp Map

Demolition of the downtown parking garage located at 16th Street and 3rd Avenue is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 28th. The parking garage will be closed to all users starting Sunday, November 27th at 3:00 p.m.

Demolition of the downtown parking garage located at 16th Street and 3rd Avenue is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 28th. The parking garage will be closed to all users starting Sunday, November 27th at 3:00 p.m. Vehicles remaining inside the parkin...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Leaf Collection Program

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The City of Rock Island is providing leaf collection for its residential refuse customers from Monday, October 17 through Friday, December 9, 2022.

The City of Rock Island is providing leaf collection for its residential refuse customers from Monday, October 17 through Friday, December 9, 2022, with the following conditions: customers must place the leaves in approved paper yard waste bags. ...

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