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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Fall Community Garage Sale at Longview Park

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Come search for a great bargain or hidden treasure!

Come search for a great bargain or hidden treasure! Over 6,000 square feet of shopping for toys, home décor, furniture, trinkets and more at the Rock Island Parks & Recreation Fall Community Garage Sale on Saturday, September 25th, at Upper...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

City of Rock Island 2021 City Council Sessions

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City of Rock Island 2021 Council Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis and Strategic Planning Sessions

The Rock Island City Council will hold all sessions in the Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 1528 Third Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois.

*Masks are required.

 

The SWOT Analysis sessions will be held on:

 

  • Monday, September 20 from 5:00 p...
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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Register now for free Hug-A-Book PLAY kits

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Families can sign up now to pick up a free Hug-A-Book: Play kit next week filled with at-home activities to support preschool learning through play. The event kit is available at Rock Island Public Library locations.

Families can sign up now to pick up a free Hug-A-Book: Play kit next week filled with at-home activities to support preschool learning through play. The event kit is available at Rock Island Public Library locations. 

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

City of Rock Island Water and Sewer Privatization Update

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The Rock Island City Council is suspending further exploration into the privatization of the City's water and sewer utilities.

The elected officials and staff of the City of Rock Island are continually looking for ways to provide high quality and cost-efficient services to its citizens.  For the past 18 months, the City has gathered information related to the potential p...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Learn More about Your Library Card Benefits with Library University

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September is Library Card Sign Up Month, and as a reminder of the awesome power and benefits of having a simple plastic library card, Rock Island Public Library will offer free “library university” online courses all this month.

September is Library Card Sign Up Month, when libraries everywhere remind residents about the awesome benefits of a simple plastic library card. You can get schooled on how to get more about of your Rock Island Public Library with free “library ...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Three ways to listen to a story with Rock Island Public Library

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Parents and other caregivers now have more options for storytimes at the Rock Island Public Library.

In addition to the library’s ongoing virtual storytimes, offered at 10:30 am on Tuesdays via Facebook Live, the library has begun a limited in-person Friday storytime at the Rock Island Public Library Southwest branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road. The i...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

2021 Citizen of the Year Award Winners Announced!

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The City of Rock Island is pleased to announce the 2021 Citizens of the Year in seven categories. During the September 27 City Council meeting, all recipients will be announced. All recipients have been invited to participate in the Labor Day Parade.

Citizen of the Year and Organization of the Year:   Project NOW 

Project NOW has been a pillar in our community for over 53 years.  This organization works tirelessly in moving our most vulnerable populations out of poverty. &...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Thursday Night Groove: Free Concert Series at Schwiebert Park

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Get your groove on with free concerts every Thursday night at Schwiebert Park

Rock Island Parks & Recreation is proud to announce the annual Thursday Night Groove Concert Series, sponsored by IMEG, Illinois Casualty Company, Rock Island Happy Joe’s, Friendship Manor, Arc of the Quad Cities, and KIIK 104.9.

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Rock River Warning

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Due to the continued high river level of the Rock River the City of Rock Island is recommending boaters avoid the Rock River west of Ben Williamson Park.

Due to the continued high river level of the Rock River the City of Rock Island is recommending boaters 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...

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