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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Explore Black History with the Story of the Pullman Porters

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The Rock Island Public Library’s Feb. 26 Black history spotlight focuses on the Civil Rights legacy of the Pullman Porters, Black railroad workers who organized for better working conditions in the 1920s.

Pullman Porters & Civil Rights, Feb. 26 at Rock Island Library 

The Rock Island Public Library will show the Chicago Stories documentary, “Pullman and the Railroad Rebellion” at 2pm on Monday, Feb. 26 at the Rock Island Dow...

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Posted on: February 19, 2024

Mayor Thoms goes to Washington

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Rock Island city officials lobbied federal officials for funding of several city projects.

Rock Island city officials recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with federal officials and lobby for funding in support of several city projects. 

Mayor Mike Thoms was joined by Community and Economic Development Director Miles Brainard, ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Update Rock Island - February 12, 2024

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.

Show some love by supporting the Community Comforts Drive

The Rock Island Public Library is hosting its Community Comforts Drive through the month of February. The library has partnered with the Heart of Hope Outreach Center and the Rocky Resource...

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Show Some Love, Give to the Community Comforts Drive

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It's no coincidence that Rock Island Public Library is hosting its Community Comforts Drive in Febuary, the month of love. Community donations of non-food household and personal care items will benefit two Rock Island organizations.

Supporting others in our community is love in action, so it’s no coincidence that the Rock Island Public Library has chosen the “month of love to host its Community Comforts Drive. The Library is taking donations of household supplies ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

Sunset Marina Announces 50% Discount for Full Season Slip Rentals in 2024

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Sunset Marina is thrilled to announce an exclusive offer for the upcoming boating season. In 2024, all Full Season slip renters will enjoy a substantial 50% discount on the slip fee portion of their seasonal billing.

Sunset Marina is thrilled to announce an exclusive offer for the upcoming boating season. In 2024, all Full Season slip renters will enjoy a substantial 50% discount on the slip fee portion of their seasonal billing. This incredible discount is applicable...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

2023 Citizen of the Year award winners announced: Aubrey Barnes wins Individual Category

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Rock Island announces the 2023 Citizen of the Year award winners

Rock Island announces the 2023 Citizen of the Year award winners

 

The City of Rock Island has chosen the winners for the 36th Annual Citizen of the Year awards. Each year, people in the community have an opportunity to submit a nomination for thos...

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