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Posted on: January 25, 2022

City of Rock Island is partnering with Black Hawk College

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Earn while you learn with BHC highway construction program

 

Demand for new workers in good-paying construction jobs has been very high. A career in construction may be waiting for you!

 

The Highway Construction Careers Training Pr...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

For Immediate Release

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Update on Armed Robbery Investigation - Blackhawk Tobacco and Vape

Detectives with the Rock Island Police Department identified the third suspect in the armed robbery at Blackhawk Tobacco and Vape as 22-year old Shauntez D. Thomas of Rock Island. On Sunday, January 23, 2022, members of the Davenport Police Department too...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Enjoy Ukulele Music on Tuneful Tuesday at Rock Island Library

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Guests at the February 1 "Tuneful Tuesday" at Rock Island Public Library can enjoy music courtesy of the Quad City Ukulele Club.

Tuneful Tuesdays hosts area and visiting musicians on the first Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 pm in the Community Room of the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street. The series is made possible by funding from long-time Rock Island patron...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Update on Armed Robbery Investigation - Blackhawk Tobacco and Vape:

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Suspect #1: 23-year old Marcase K. Humphries of Rock Island. Humphries was wounded by gunfire and transported from Rock Island to Genesis East hospital in Davenport where he was declared deceased.

Suspect #2: 23-year old Ernest D. Morgan, III of Rock Islan...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Rock Island Library Wins Grant for Transforming Library Spaces

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The Rock Island Public Library is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $50,000 grant for fiscal year 2022 from the Illinois State Library to help it transform library spaces for COVID resilience.

The Rock Island Public Library is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $50,000 grant for fiscal year 2022 from the Illinois State Library to help it transform library spaces for COVID resilience. 

The library applied for the grant fundin...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

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On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at approximately 10:54 P.M. the Rock Island Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at Blackhawk Tobacco & Vape, 2733 18th Avenue.

Three masked suspects, one armed with a handgun, entered the store and began threatening employees and demanding merchandise. During the course of the robbery, one of the employees withdrew a handgun and fired several shots at the suspects. The three susp...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Sweetheart Dance

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Dads, daughters, moms, sons and everyone…get dressed up and come have a fun night out together!

     Dads, daughters, moms, sons and everyone…get dressed up and come have a fun night out together! Dance to music from a live DJ, get silly or sweet pictures taken in the themed photo booth, do a craft together, eat...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Rock Island Library Rolls Out New School Bookmobile Routes

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The Rock Island Public Library rolled out new after school Library2Go bookmobile routes this week at Rock Island-Milan elementary schools. The new 3:00 to 4:00 pm stops alternate between schools every other week.

Rock Island Library Rolls Out New Bookmobile Routes to Rock Island-Milan Schools 

 

The Rock Island Public Library rolled out new after school Library2Go bookmobile routes this week at Rock Island-Milan elementary schools. The new 3:00 to ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

State of the City Address - January 10, 2022

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Mayor Mike Thoms gives the Annual State of the City Address.

The Annual State of the City Address was given at the City Council Meeting on Monday, January 10, 2022.  The City Council meetings are held remotely, but you can view them on the City's website at www.rigov.org or by playing the link below. &...

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Posted on: January 17, 2022

Read for a Better World this Winter with RIPL!

Rock Island Public Library Read for a Better World Winter Reading Challenge

Using the power of imagination, readers can always envision a better world. To encourage reading for fun and relaxation, the Rock Island Public Library offers the all-ages "Read for a Better World" Winter Reading Challenge, Jan. 17-Feb. 26.

Explore and imagine other worlds and perspectives this winter through a cozy winter reading sessions for the whole family! 

The Rock Island Public Library's  2022 Winter Reading Challenge encourages all ages to “Read for a Better World” f...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Refuse and Yard Waste Drop Off Center

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In an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus Millennium Waste will be closing the Refuse and Yard Waste Drop Off Center on Saturdays from January 15, 2022 through March 26, 2022.

In an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus Millennium Waste will be closing the Refuse and Yard Waste Drop Off Center on Saturdays from January 15, 2022 through March 26, 2022.  

 

The Drop Off Center will reopen on Saturday, ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Career Opportunity - Firefighter/Paramedic

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The City of Rock Island is currently looking to fill 3 Firefighter/Paramedic positions.

Qualified candidates interested in the Firefighter/Paramedic positions should review the Firefighter Testing Information Packet.   Applications will be accepted at www.rigov.org until Friday, January 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm. &nb...

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