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Manzullo, Schilling, Loebsack Statement on Thomson Prison Developments PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andrea Pivarunas   
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 14:59
Congressmen Don Manzullo (IL-16), Bobby Schilling (IL-17), and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) today released the following statement on the Obama administration moving to purchase the Thomson Correctional Center from the state of Illinois:

“The bottom line is that this is a welcome development for our region, particularly those who have been struggling to find good jobs.  Thomson Correctional Center has been sitting empty for 10 years, costing the residents of Illinois millions of dollars in upkeep and keeping many Illinoisans and Iowans out of work each year.

“We have been working together towards the same goal of reaching across the divide, finding a solution, and bringing these jobs to our area without moving detainees from Guantanamo to U.S. soil.   If the Administration was willing to move on Thomson without closing Guantanamo all along, we question why they waited this long before taking action.  But as the old saying goes, ‘There’s no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.’”

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Quad City Premiere of 9 to 5 – The Musical at North Scott High School this Fall PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joanie Demmer-Freeman   
Monday, 01 October 2012 09:08

They are showing the boss who’s boss!

Lancer Productions, the Theatre Department at North Scott High School will be presenting 9 to 5: The Musical for its fall production. Show times will be October 26, 27, and November 3 at 7 pm, and October 8 and November 4 at 2 pm. Performances will be in the North Scott High School Auditorium in Eldridge, Iowa.

Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers, Violet, Doralee and Judy put together a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigoted boss Frank Hart. Set in the late 1970s, 9 TO 5: The Musical is a hilarious story of friendship and revenge. Based on the 1980 hit movie produced by 20th Century Fox Pictures starring Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Dabney Coleman, this musical will keep audiences laughing, tapping their toes, and reminiscing about the days before email, faxes, and political correctness.

9 TO 5: The Musical features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick. The director is Joanie Demmer-Freeman, vocal director Sue Becker, choreographer Connie Bracey, technical directors and house managers Tom Goodall and Steve Parmley, costumes Margo Stites, accompanist Terri Wittkowski, and orchestra director Alan Guss.

Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults and $6 for students and Senior Citizens. Members of Plus 60 and other seniors are invited to join Lancer Productions before the Sunday, October 28 and November 4 matinees for buy one get one free tickets and to meet in the lobby for coffee and dessert and the chance to sign up for door prizes.

For additional information contact Joanie Demmer-Freeman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

NOTE: Reserved seating is not available for this production. Tickets are available at the door only!

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The leads in this musical are (from left) Danielle Berger as Doralee, Ashley Crouch as Judy Bernly, Maria Leik as Violet, and Nathan Greve as Mr. Hart.

Galena, Illinois, celebrates 28th Annual Nouveau Wine Weekend November 16-17, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Galena Cellars   
Monday, 01 October 2012 08:03

Galena, Illinois - Celebrate the new vintage with wine-inspired lunches, dinners and tastings at the 28th Annual Nouveau Wine Weekend in Galena, Illinois, November 16-17! The weekend starts at noon on Friday, when many area restaurants offer traditional French peasant stew made with Nouveau wine. At 2:30 pm, Cellars Vineyard & Winery releases their Nouveau wine with horse-drawn wagon delivery to downtown businesses and a parade of revelers. Galena comes alive with a multitude of offerings: vineyard tours, wine dinners, wine tasting, lodging, shopping and spa specials throughout the beautiful, relaxing corner of northwestern Illinois. Web:

Revelers join in a horse-drawn wagon parade down Galena, Illinois’s Main Street celebrating the release of Galena Cellars’ limited edition Nouveau wine.

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CLIMB Theatre to perform at Bettendorf Schools PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Patrick Webster   
Monday, 01 October 2012 07:52

CLIMB Theatre is bringing its acclaimed programming to Hopewell and Cody Elementary Schools on Thursday, October 11th and Pleasant view and Riverdale Heights Elementary Schools on Friday, October 12th.  Professional actors will be in residence performing CLIMB’s original plays: Bugs and The Bystander.

“Our programs reached nearly 450,000 students in past years,” reports Peg Wetli, founder of CLIMB.  “I believe the quality of our programming is the best it’s ever been.”

Given the serious consequences that arise when a ‘school bullying’ situation exists, more schools are seeking outside programming to teach appropriate techniques to students regarding how to deal with bullying and harassment in and outside the classroom. Each year, CLIMB brings our plays and classes to over 400 schools throughout MN, IA, ND, SD and WI.   Students learn that kids who bully can be any size, come from any background, and girls can bully, too.

“We want students to understand ways to NOT give their power over to kids who bully,” says Buffy Sedlachek, Producer at CLIMB. “Through theatre, students learn how to effectively take a stand against bullying and they also learn that bystanders can have a big impact on creating bully-free schools.”

CLIMB is Creative Learning Ideas for Mind and Body

For over 35 years, CLIMB Theatre has brought quality character education programming into schools and other educational settings. Its mission is to create and perform plays, classes, and other works that inspire and propel young people toward actions that benefit themselves, each other, and the community.  CLIMB's programming is available in a variety of formats, including plays, interactive classroom activities, and professional development workshops for students and administrators.

For more information about CLIMB, visit http://. CLIMB is funded in part by a grant provided the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Schilling Announces Upcoming Mobile Office Hours PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andrea Pivarunas   
Friday, 28 September 2012 15:39
Moline, Illinois – Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) has announced the schedule of upcoming mobile office hours.  His staff will travel throughout the 17th Congressional District to meet with constituents and address any questions or concerns they may have.  No appointments are necessary.  

“As your representative in Congress, it’s my job to keep in close contact with folks across the district, asking for your input on issues before Congress or notifying you of upcoming events and how we can help,” Schilling said. “My staff and I prioritize constituent service and communications, and will continue working to keep in touch with folks in all corners of our area.  We work for you.”

A field representative will be available in the following locations at the following times:

October 3, 2012
Monmouth City Hall- Council Chambers
100 East Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462
9:00am - 12:00pm

Port Byron Village Hall
120 South Main St.
Port Byron, IL 61275
1:00pm – 4:00pm

October 17, 2012
Oquawka Village Hall
507 Schuyler St.
Oquawka, IL 61469
9:00am - 12:00pm

Aledo City Hall – Council Chambers
120 North College Ave.
Aledo, IL 61231
9:00am – 12:00pm

October 31, 2012
Alpha Village Hall
102 South Second St.
Alpha, IL  61413
9:00am – 12:00pm

Constituents are also encouraged to visit the Moline, Galesburg, Canton, and Rock Falls offices during normal office hours:

Moline District Office
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
3000 41st St., Suite B
Moline, IL 61265
P: (309) 757-7630

Galesburg District Office
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:30am - 5:00pm
Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce
185 South Kellogg St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
P: (309) 343-2220

Canton District Office
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am - 5:00pm
8 South Main St., Suite 200
Canton, IL 61520
P: (309) 649-3307

Rock Falls District Office
Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9:00am - 4:00pm
1600 First Ave., Suite A
Rock Falls, IL 61071
P: (815) 548-9440

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