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Governor Signs Law Banning Workers’ Compensation Benefits Following Serious Criminal Convictions PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katelyn Tye   
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 12:27

New Law Prevents Workers from Claiming Benefits after Felony, DUI Convictions

CHICAGO – AUGUST 8, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation to prevent workers convicted of serious crimes from claiming workers’ compensation benefits for injuries resulting from those crimes. Senate Bill 1147 prohibits workers from receiving benefits or attorney fees for injuries sustained in the commission of forcible felony, aggravated DUI or reckless homicide. 

“Our workers’ compensation system is designed to protect workers injured on the job, not those who commit crimes,” said Governor Quinn. “Earlier this year, I passed and signed a comprehensive overhaul of our workers’ compensation system. This is another tool to make sure that workers’ compensation benefits go only to those who deserve them.”

After being charged with a forcible felony, aggravated DUI or reckless homicide, the new law also prevents employees from collecting benefits or attorney’s fees until their criminal case has concluded. Acquittal or dismissal, however, does not automatically guarantee benefits; after the conclusion of the criminal case, workers are able to pursue benefits similar to any other workers’ compensation claim.  

In June, Governor Quinn signed House Bill 1698, a comprehensive overhaul of Illinois’ workers’ compensation system. The reforms are expected to save Illinois businesses between $500 and $750 million dollars, while continuing protections for injured workers. The reform package also includes a stipulation to prevent workers from claiming benefits due to injuries caused by their own inebriation while on the job. 

Senate Bill 1147 was sponsored by Sen. William Haine (D-Alton) and Rep. Dwight Kay (R- Glen Carbon), and is effective immediately.


German American Heritage Center Events PDF Print E-mail
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Written by German American Heritage Center   
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 16:16

Sunday, August 14, 2011   2:00 p.m.


The German American Heritage Center presents local educator Bruce Bufe in the first of a series on personal family immigration histories called "My German Story." This program features the life and times of Franz Gustav Bufe, a German immigrant cigar maker in Moline in the 1880's. He was also an artist, a poet, and a keen social critic of his time. Come experience his poems in translation and explore the themes and views of a common man with an uncommon talent for self- expression. This program is re-scheduled from a spring emergency cancellation.


Members free; public welcome with $5.00 admission; includes museum exhibits.

Suds: The Rockin’ 60’s Musical Soap Opera opens Aug. 4 on The Old Creamery’s Main Stage PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Friday, 22 July 2011 22:22

Amana – Join Cindy and her guardian angels as they sing their way through more than just the spin cycle in The Old Creamery Theatre’s production of Suds: The Rockin’ 60’s Musical Soap Opera opening on the Main Stage in Amana on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m.

Set in a Laundromat, Suds will wash away your troubles with hit after hit from the 60’s like “I Feel Good,” “Chapel of Love,” “Color My World,” “Do You Want To Know A Secret,” “Johnny Angel,” “Wishin’ and Hopin’” and many, many more.

Suds was created and written by Melinda Gilb, Steve Gunderson, and Bryan Scott with musical and vocal arrangements by Steve Gunderson. Sean McCall directs the Old Creamery’s production of Suds with musical direction by Ben Bentler. The cast consists of Molly Hammer of Kansas City, Mo., Deborah Kennedy of East Amana, T.J. Besler of Manchester, and Jessica Bradish of Des Moines.

“The music in this show has such wide ranging appeal that all ages know it and can enjoy it,” McCall said. “The cast, the storyline, the entire show is a pleasure to produce and we look forward to sharing it with our audiences. We’re also excited to bring back The Old Creamery’s Patsy Cline, Molly Hammer.”

Suds: The Rockin’ 60’s Musical Soap Opera runs through Sept. 11 and is rated Theatre PG. Tickets are $27 for adults and $17.50 for students. Show times are Wednesday, Thursdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Call the box office at 800-35-AMANA or visit the website at for more information or to purchase tickets. Group and student rates are available.

The Old Creamery Theatre Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. The company is celebrating 40 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest. We thank KGAN and Fox 28, our 2011 season media sponsor.

July 21st 2011 " The Century of the Self" Part 1 Happiness Machienes: Independent Scholars' Evenings PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 18 July 2011 13:36

Independent Scholars' Evenings:

July 21st. 2011

Continued evening on "Propaganda" focusing on the 4 Part BBC series

"The Century of the Self"

Part I: Happiness Machines

Where once the political process was about engaging people's rational, conscious minds, as well as facilitating their needs as a society, the documentary shows how by employing the tactics of psychoanalysis, politicians appeal to irrational, primitive impulses that have little apparent bearing on issues outside of the narrow self-interest of a consumer population. 

7.00 p.m  

second floor of 

The Moline Commercial Club

1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.

309-762-8547 for the Moline Club

309-762-9202 for The Institute.

light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.

The event is free and open to the public.

doors open at 6.30

Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. Is a 501(c)3 at state and federal level since 1996.

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Written by Daniel Sheridan   
Monday, 18 July 2011 10:21


(Davenport, July 18, 2011) - Davenport Junior Theatre seeks the very best local professionals to help produce our Mainstage Acting Company Productions. All positions are compensated with pay for time invested.

We are seeking directors, designers, stage managers, theatre instructors, and dance instructors for our coming 2011-2012 season. For all of our staff, we seek individuals with a passion for the arts, a joy for working with children, an ability to collaborate with fellow artists, and the discipline to follow-through on commitments.

DJT can say with confidence that you would find a supportive and collaborative environment for all. Our focus is on bringing the stage to life, for both our students and audiences.

If you are interested in working with us, please select the below link to fill out an application and we will be in touch mid-August. We would be thrilled to get to know you!

If you have any questions, please e-mail Artistic Director, Daniel Sheridan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or call 563-888-2216.

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