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Loebsack Launches “Getting Iowans Back to Work” Tour

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he will kick off the August District Work Period by hosting a series of forums on his “Getting Iowans Back to Work” tour. At these forums, Loebsack will bring together businesses, labor organizations, local stakeholders, and...

Governor Quinn Announces Historic Workers’ Compensation Rate Reductions

Savings from 2011 Reforms Expected to Save $450 Million for Businesses Across Illinois

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has filed a request for lower workers compensation rates, recommending a 5.5 percent drop in the advisory...


Aubrey Kohl of Bettendorf Awarded Robert D. Blue Scholarship

DES MOINES, IA (07/30/2014)(readMedia)-- State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, a member of the Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation, announced today that Aubrey Kohl of Bettendorf was among the four students to receive a Robert D. Blue scholarship award for the 2014-2015 school year. The Robert D....


Milwaukee (July 30, 2014) - Jordyn Elizabeth O'Rourke, a Nursing Undergraduate student from Davenport, has been named to the Dean's List at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the Spring 2014 semester. UWM is the second largest university in the State of Wisconsin, with approximately 28,00...

Simon Named to Leadership of Nation’s Lieutenant Governors Association

CHICAGO — July 30, 2014. Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will serve on the leadership committee of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA).  NLGA is a professional association enabling regional and nationwide policy discussion and progress at the state level.


“I’m v...

"Nothing Compares" at the State Fair to State Treasurer Fitzgerald's Great Iowa Treasure Hunt

DES MOINES, IA (07/30/2014)(readMedia)-- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald announced today a stop at the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt booth during the 2014 Iowa State Fair may pay off. "With over a million names listed, fair goers could find they have unclaimed money waiting for them to claim," ...


Magic of the Iowa State Fair Comes to Life in New Book

The University of Iowa Press is proud to present our newest Iowa and the Midwest Experience series book, The Iowa State Fair , by Kurt Ullrich.

"Kurt Ullrich immersed himself in the 2013 Iowa State Fair with awe and curiosity. He competed, conversed, indulged, and enjoyed himself as a true Iowan while d...

Quad City Filmmaker Raises Funds for Documentary on Lincoln's Tomb Indiegogo project to be completed for 150th Anniversary

Le Claire, IA, July 10, 2014: Le Claire, Iowa-based Autumn Leaf Productions, is launching an Indiegogo campaign to produce a comprehensive documentary on President Abraham Lincoln's tomb and monument in Springfield, IL. In March the Lincoln Monument Association board voted to authorize owner, Chris ...



Churches United of the Quad City Area has received a $25,000.00 grant from The Doris & Victor Day Foundation. This award supports the direct services that Churches United provides in the Quad City Area. We are very grateful for their generosity.

Churches United operates 25 food pantries and 3 ho...

St. Paul the Apostle Church Supports Local Shelter

Rock Island, IL – St. Paul the Apostle Church in Davenport has provided Christian Care with a $500 grant. Funds will go toward purchasing books for its men’s and women’s programs, as part of the program’s therapy curriculum.

Christian Care is transforming the lives of homeless individuals, vi...


Free Viewing of the Stars at Night

Join The Quad Cities Astronomical Society and Davenport Parks and Recreation for a public family viewing of the stars!

Participants can see the celestial sights through the QCAS and member telescopes.

This program is free.

The weather pattern is likely to stay the same for the remainder of the week, wh...

Moline Public Library Awarded Illinois Secretary of State Project Next Generation Grant

The Moline Public Library, 3210 - 41st Street, Moline, IL  has been awarded an $18,316 grant to connect tweens and teens with technology. The money is part of $289,310 in 2015 Project Next Generation (PNG) grants awarded by Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White.

Moline, ...


Illinois Office of Tourism Road Show Stops in the Quad Cities

The Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, Office of Tourism stops in the Quad Cities on their five-day, 16-stop "Road Show" tour around Illinois to share the latest record breaking economic impact numbers of travelers and provide updates on visitor data, job creation, revenue g...

Governor Quinn Reminds Drivers to Take Caution in Work Zones

Directs State Agencies to Redouble Efforts to Protect Public and Workers

Encourages Public to Increase Vigilance Following I-55 Tragedy

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today directed the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois Tollway and Illinois State Police to explore additional h...


QCCVB Upcoming Events

Bix Jazz Fest

The 43rd Annual Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival is once again being hosted in Davenport, Iowa. For four days, 16 fantastic jazz bands perform at the Adler Theatre, RiverCenter and LeClaire Park starting Thursday, July 31st and finishing on Sunday, August 3rd.

A Birthd...

July 31st. 2014 " Meet Aaron Brown" Independent Scholars' Evenings

Meet & Greet
Aaron Brown
Who is Aaron Brown?
Independent Scholars' Evenings
July 31st. 2014
7:00 p.m.
Doors will be open at 6:30 p.m.
ISE is held on 2nd. Floor of the Moline Commercial Club.
1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline.
The event is free and open to all.
Light snacks and wine, and beverages are provided.

Berlin: Divided Past/United Future New Exhibition at the German American Heritage Center Open August 3rd

Join us on Sunday, August 3rd at 2:00 as Dr. David Ellis of Augustana College shares his program "Berlin on the Brink - 1945 to 1962." He will include postwar Berlin, the Berlin airlift, pivotal Berlin policies between the superpowers and the final decision to construct the wall. Come hear a great p...

Addtional information regarding shooting investigation on Monday July 28 in rural Scott County

This is additional information reference the shooting that took place in the 20,000 block of 210th Street, rural Scott County on Monday, July 28, 2014.

The victim in the shooting has been identified as Gabriel Almanza, age 43, a resident of Davenport. Almanza is recovering from two gunshot wounds at ...


Braley Backs Bipartisan Veterans Administration Reform Compromise

Congressman urges President to sign bill as quickly as possible

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today voted in favor of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014—the bipartisan reform package, meant to address problems within the Veterans Affairs Administration—a...

New Analysis Shows For-Profit Colleges Are Top Recipients of Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Dollars

Two Years After Harkin Report Revealed Questionable Business Practices in For-Profit College Industry

Top Eight For-Profit Colleges Received $2.9 Billion in Post-9/11 G.I. Bill Funds Between 2009 and 2014 and Nearly 25 Percent of all Post-9/11 GI Bill Funds Last School Year; Seven of Top Eight For-P...


Governor Quinn Signs Legislation and Takes Bill Action

Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Expand the Holocaust and Genocide Commission; Commission Works to Increase Public Awareness Through Educational Programs, Events and Outreach

SKOKIE – Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation to expand the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission, increasi...

Governor Quinn Welcomes New Class of Illinois State Police Troopers

37 Police Academy Graduates Assigned Across the State

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau to commission 37 new State Troopers during a graduation ceremony at the State Police Academy in Springfield.  The new troopers will begin pat...


Greenhouse Gas Report to Assist Producers Facing Climate Challenges

For the First Time, USDA Climate Hubs Get New Tools to Gauge Progress in Building Drought-Resistant Healthy Soil

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a report that, for the first time, provides uniform scientific methods for quantifying the changes...

Governor Branstad requests Presidential Disaster Declaration from President Obama

(DES MOINES) – Governor Terry E. Branstad today signed a letter to be delivered to President Obama requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 22 Iowa counties where significant damage was sustained from severe weather that produced damaging winds, tornadoes, heavy rains, hail, and thun...


4 Reasons Why Some E-Cigs Are a Safer Alternative to Traditional Smoking

CEO Applauds FDA’s Proposed Regulations

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to get a handle on new smoking products, including electronic cigarettes, with newly proposed regulations that include banning sales to minors and requiring manufacturers to register all of their products and ingr...

Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Expand Life-Saving Measures in Illinois Schools

Expands Epinephrine Law to Protect Illinois’ Students in Life-Threatening Emergencies

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to sign legislation that will help protect Illinois’ students in life-threatening situations. The new law allows spec...


Hardacre Film Festival 2014 continues tradition Aug. 2

Iowa’s longest-running film festival has new location, full day of independent cinema

TIPTON, Iowa—The Hardacre Film Festival, Iowa’s longest-running film festival, will celebrate its 17th year this Saturday, Aug. 2, with a new location at the Tipton High School auditorium.

This year’s festiv...

Pandas - A Journey Home on the GIANT screen

If you missed the premiere, be sure to stop by the GIANT screen this weekend for PANDAS - A JOURNEY HOME.

You will fall in love anew with this iconic delightful creature and better understand the desparate plight of pandas in the wild.

Presented by National Geographic

Click here for a sneak
peek of the ...


Is Bustos Really Taking Medicare Away from IL-17 Seniors?

Yes.  Bustos supports a law that cut $700 billion from Medicare and will kick 7.4 million seniors off their Medicare Advantage plans by 2016.

EAST MOLINE, Ill.—Congresswoman and Obamacare supporter Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline) has mostly avoided discussing her support for the President's fai...

Will you walk with Bobby Schilling this weekend?

We are participating in the Coal Valley Days parade on Saturday and we would love for you to join us.

WHAT: Walk with Bobby Schilling at the Coal Valley Days Parade
WHEN: Saturday, August 2nd with line-up at 10:00 A.M and a start of 11:00 A.M. 
WHERE: The staging area is at the corner of 1st Stree...

Simon announces 2014 State Fair schedule

Lt. Governor’s tent highlights Illinois Reads authors


SPRINGFIELD – July 31, 2014. Lt. Governor Sheila Simon today announced plans for the 2014 Illinois State Fair, which include a Back-to-School Book Drive, a book giveaway and readings by Illinois Reads authors, including Newbery award-winn...


Brett Phillips has five of Quad Cities' 10 home runs in the last five games for a team total of 29 in July

DAVENPORT, Iowa (July 30, 2014) – Brett Phillips became the first Quad Cities player in at least 16 seasons to homer in five straight games, and A.J. Reed homered for the second time in three ...


New Dinner Menu Starting Friday at Barley & Rye!!

Starting Friday August 1st Chef will be presenting a new dinner menu! This menu is going to be filled with some of the freshest ingredients from our local farmers. Each day we are having farmers deliver us fresh new products so make sure you come by this Friday so you can be one of the first to ...


Creekside Vineyard Winery, while artisan in size, has proved its excellence in the 2014 Illinois Wine and MidAmerican Wine Competitions. In July both competitions release their results, and Creekside Vineyards earned high marks along wineries much older and larger than itself in the state and acros...


The Brucemore Garden and Art Show

The annual Brucemore Garden & Art Show will return Saturday, August 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. amidst the historic charm of the Brucemore gardens and landscape. More than 60 artists and garden vendors from across the Midwest will share their expertise by showcasing unique products, vivid ...

2nd Fridays in the Chicago Arts District

Please join us at the Chicago Arts District, located in the vibrant artist community of Pilsen East, Chicago,  for an evening of gallery openings! Over 30 galleries open their doors and invite participants into their galleries and personal studios for art, conversation and celebration. Free to ...


Loebsack to Tour Scott & Clinton County Farms

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that he will visit farms in Scott and Clinton Counties, TOMORROW, Friday, August 1st. Throughout his time in office, Loebsack has visited farms and businesses that have a direct impact on the rural economy to hear firsthand about the n...

USDA Implements Key Farm Bill Crop Insurance Provision

2014 Farm Bill Measure Strengthens and Expands Insurance Coverage Options for Farm Operations

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced continued progress in implementing provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill that will strengthen and expand insurance covera...