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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Short Week, Still Plenty to Do at Your Library!

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While Rock Island Public Library locations will be closed Monday, July 4 for the holiday, there is plenty of summer fun planned when we reopen on July 5. Read on for more events from July 5-8.

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Pick up some book bargains Tuesday at the Southwest Branch

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Monthly "fill-a-bag" book sales start Tuesday, July 7 at the Rock Island Public Library's Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road, Rock Island.

Mark your calendars for July 5, the first Tuesday of the month, for a book sale from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Rock Island Public Library's Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road! Fill one of our paper bags with library and donated items...

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Posted on: July 1, 2022

The City of Rock Island seeks public input for ARPA survey

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The City of Rock Island seeks community input on how to invest once in a lifetime American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

On March 11, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This law provides funding to local governments to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a stro...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

For Immediate Release

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On Sunday, June 26, 2022 at approximately 5:32 p.m. the Rock Island Police Department responded to a hit and run in the 2300 block of 20th Avenue involving a juvenile who was struck while riding a bicycle.

The juvenile was transported by ambulance to the UnityPoint Trinity Hospital and later transferred to Peoria for treatment of a broken leg. The juvenile is in stable condition.

Residential security cameras in the vicinity recorded a suspect vehicle traveli...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Rock Island Shows How, “We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation”

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The City of Rock Island has officially proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation month!

The City of Rock Island has officially proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation month! This July, join Rock Island for Park and Recreation Month, as we celebrate how Rock Island is stronger, more vibrant and more resilient because of parks and recreation. ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Holiday Refuse, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection Schedule

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Refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection will be one day late during the week of the July 4th holiday.

Refuse, recycling, and yard waste collection will be one day late during the week of the July 4th holiday.

 

The Drop-Off Center located at Millennium Waste, 13606 Knoxville Road, Milan will be open on Saturday, July 2nd.  

 

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Public Input Meetings Notice

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Notice to the Residents of City of Rock Island regarding Community Development Block Grant Program Year 2022 Annual Action Plan / Public Input Meetings

The City of Rock Island, as a designated entitlement community, participates in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The over-arching goal of the CDBG ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

New Library Branch to be Named In Honor of Generous Local Family

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Progress continues on a new Rock Island Public Library (RIPL) branch inside the future Two Rivers YMCA facility at 2715 30th Street in Rock Island, including the announcement of an official name.

The RIPL Board of Trustees has officially voted to name the future location as the Watts-Midtown Branch. The name honors the enduring support shown to the library by the late Lorene Evans Watts, and her son, Eudell Watts, III, as former and current member...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Red, White and Boom Fireworks Display July 3

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The annual bi-state Red, White and Boom in downtown Davenport and Rock Island returns this year...

The annual bi-state Red, White and Boom in downtown Davenport and Rock Island returns this year on July 3, 2022. Family-friendly activities will take place throughout the day in Davenport and Rock Island. At 9:30 pm fireworks will be shot, in sync to musi...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Starlight Revue: Free Summer Concerts in Lincoln Park

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Come dance or relax under the stars at this year’s Starlight Revue free concert series..

Starlight Revue: Free Summer Concerts in Lincoln Park

Come dance or relax under the stars at this year’s Starlight Revue free concert series held in Lincoln Park. Many genres of music will be featured at this year’s 66th annual Rock Isl...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

2022 Rock Island Citizen of the Year Award Nominations

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Each year, people in Rock Island have an opportunity to nominate residents who have contributed to the Rock Island community.

Nominations are now being taken for the 2022 Rock Island Citizen of the Year Awards, sponsored by the Mayor and City Council. 

There are nine categories for Rock Island Citizens: Business, Professional, Education, Individual, City Employee, Organi...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

38th Annual Labor Day Parade

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2022 Labor Day Theme: Marvelous Rock Island!

Save the date! The Labor Day Parade will be Monday, September 5th, 2022.  Line up will be at 8:30 am and parade will start at 9:30 am. Parade organizers chose the theme "Marvelous Rock Island!" to focus on what is so extraordinary about...

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