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Governor Quinn Hosts “On the Table” Discussion on Volunteerism and Service PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Blanchette   
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 12:28

Part of Chicago Community Trust 99th Anniversary

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today hosted volunteer and community leaders from across the Chicago area for a discussion focused on the future of volunteerism and service in civic life. The roundtable discussion, hosted by the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, is part of the Chicago Community Trust's 99th anniversary "On the Table: Service Edition" celebration. Today’s event is part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to fostering volunteer service in Illinois.

“Illinois is blessed with thousands of people who give their time and talent to worthy causes,” Governor Quinn said. “Today’s program helps us chart a course for volunteer service and remind everyone how valuable donated efforts can be. The heart of Illinois is the heart of a volunteer.”

Thousands of Illinois residents also gathered across Chicago during the day to participate in a community-wide conversation about volunteerism and its role in the future of the Chicago area. On June 10, Serve Illinois plans to further engage Illinois leaders in recognizing the potential of volunteers through a Senate Resolution on Service.

“Service equals strength for our communities and for our state, and events like this can inspire great ideas to enhance Illinois’ volunteer infrastructure,” Serve Illinois Executive Director Brandon Bodor said. “We are thrilled that ‘On the Table’ is spurring these conversations because individuals who step up and volunteer have always been what drives action in this country.”

Governor Quinn is committed to promoting volunteerism in Illinois. Last month he presented 23 Illinois residents and four businesses with the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize and honor those who have made positive changes to our state through their efforts.

The Serve Illinois Commission is a 40 member, bipartisan board appointed by the Governor. Its mission is to improve Illinois communities by enhancing volunteerism and instilling an ethic of service. The Commission is accomplishing this mission through the support of local community-based efforts to enhance volunteer opportunities and the administration of Illinois' AmeriCorps program. For more information on Serve Illinois, or to find one of over 40,000 volunteer opportunities in the state, visit


Next Generation National Neighborhood Watch program PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sgt. Thomas B. Gibbs   
Friday, 09 May 2014 15:09

The Scott County Sheriff's Office, in support of the National Sheriff's Association is announcing the launch of the Next Generation National Neighborhood Watch program.

You may know it previously as - Neighborhood Watch Program, but they are now being rebranded as the National Neighborhood Watch - A Division of the National Sheriff's Association.
USAonWatch was started in 1972 with funding in part by the National Sheriff's Association, through a grant. The grant funding has come to an end, but the National Sheriff's Association is happy to continue with this great program.

Our nation is built on the strength of our citizens. Every day, we encounter situations calling upon us to be the eyes and ears of law enforcement. Not only does neighborhood watch allow citizens to help in the fight against crime, it is also an opportunity for communities to bond through service. The Neighborhood Watch Program draws upon the compassion of average citizens, asking them to lend their neighbors a hand.

For more information on the Next Generation National Neighborhood Watch Program please visit or contact the Scott County Sheriff's Office.

KISS Invites Community to Town Hall Meeting to Make Case for Hope Creek. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Chris Baker   
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 12:49

Rock Island, IL— On Wednesday May 7th, the KISS Hope Creek Referendum Committee will be hosting a town hall meeting concerning the past, present, and future of Hope Creek Nursing Home and the November Referendum. The purpose of this town hall meeting is to better inform Rock Island County voters on this important community issue.

Rock Island County Board Members Scott Terry and Drue Mielke, and Rock Island County Board candidate Brian Flaherty will be sharing information and taking questions about Hope Creek.

The town hall meeting will be held at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25 Hall, which is located at 4600 46th Ave in Rock Island. The meeting will be from 5:30-7:30pm. Light refreshments and snacks will be available. All Rock Island County residents are invited.

To learn more about KISS, please visit or

Revised Committee of the Whole Agenda PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jackie E. Holecek   
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 12:33
City of Davenport, Iowa
Wednesday, May 7, 2014; 5:30 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
I. Moment of Silence
II. Pledge of Allegiance
Ald. Justin
III. Roll Call
IV. Meeting Protocol and Decorum
V. Reports of City Officials
VI. Appointments, Proclamations, Etc.
A. Military Appreciation Week
B. American Legion Poppy Days
C. Foster Parent Appreciation Month
D. Scott Emergency Communications Center s National Telecommunications Week
E. Motorcycle Awareness Month
* F. Public Works Week
VII. Public Hearings
A. Community Development Committee
1. Public Hearing for the Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute documents necessary to convey the following property:
Parcel H0044-25, 1717 W. 9th Street, to Petitioner Cynthia A. Buxbaum [3rd Ward]
2. Public Hearing for the purpose of considering an amendment to the I-74/53rd Street Urban Renewal Area.
3. Public Hearing for the Ordinance for a Zoning Map Amendment (rezoning) of 1.04 acres more or less, of real property known as Lot 20 in Block 1 of Ferndale Addition; Lot 3 in Block 2 of Ferndale Addition; Lots 56-58 and 85-89 of Home Addition, from “R-4” Moderate Density Dwelling District to “PDD” Planned Development District, for the purpose of expanding the Genesis Medical Center
East Campus (Genesis Health System, Petitioner; Case No. REZ14-03). [5th
4. Public Hearing for the Ordinance for the right-of-way vacation (abandonment)
of a portion of College Avenue located between High Street and Rusholme Street,
a portion of Elm Street east of College Avenue, and a portion of a twenty-foot
wide east-west alley located east of College Avenue between Elm Street and
Lombard Street, collectively containing approximately 1.011 acres (44,033 sq. ft.),
more or less; and a portion of Esplanade Avenue located between Rusholme and
Lombard Streets, containing 0.152 acres (6,600 sq. ft.), more or less. The
petitioner owns the adjacent property to the west of the right-of-way segments.
(Genesis Health System, Petitioner; Case No. ROW14-01) [5th Ward].
B. Public Safety - None
C. Public Works
1. Public Hearing on the plans, specifications, form of contract and estimated cost
for the River Heritage Park Phase I, CIP Project #10466.
2. Public Hearing on the plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of
cost for the Fiscal Year 2015 Contract Sewer Repair Program, CIP Project #10532.
3. Public Hearing on the plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of
cost covering the 2015 Sidewalk Repair and Construction Program, CIP Project
D. Finance
1. Public Hearing on the issuance of not to exceed $32,255,000 General
Obligation Corporate Bonds, Series 2015.
VIII. Presentations - None
IX. Recess to Standing Committees
A. Community Development Committee
*** CD #5 added May 6
B. Public Safety Committee
C. Public Works Committee
*** PW #15 added May 6
D. Finance Committee
*** FIN #6 added May 6
X. Reconvene Committee of the Whole
XI. Other Ordinances, Resolutions and Motions
XII. Approval of Discussion and Consent Agenda for City Council Meeting as recommended by the Standing Committees
XIII. Public with Business
XIV. Reports of City Officials
XV. Adjourn

Notice of cancellation for SECC Board meeting for May PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Annie Nugent   
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 08:21
There will not be a May 15, 2014 Scott Emergency Communications Center Board meeting.
The next scheduled SECC Board meeting is June 19th at 3:30 p.m.

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