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Branstad makes appointment to Employment Appeal Board

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed James Strohman to the Iowa Employment Appeal Board.

Strohman’s term on the Iowa Employment Appeal Board begins Friday, December 19, 2014, and ends April 30, 2016. Strohman, who resides in Ames, Iowa, is being appointed as the employee represen...

Governor Quinn Announces Illinois’ Unemployment Rate Hits New Low

Illinois’ Economic Comeback Continues; Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level in More than Six Years

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that Illinois’ unemployment rate fell to its lowest point in more than six years. Last month the state’s jobless rate fell to 6.4 percent,...


Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse Hosts Culinary Class

Secrets of a Johnny’s Chef with Chef Marc Pilichowski

Culinary Class Tuesday, January 13th at 6:30pm

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse will host a culinary class, Secrets of a Johnny’s Chef, the second Tuesday of each month starting on Tuesday, January 13 th at 6:30pm. Whether you’re a beginner or an...

Candidates file to run for BHC Board of Trustees

In April 2015, three (3) six-year terms will be up for election on the Black Hawk College District Board of Trustees.

The deadline to file nominating petitions was Monday, Dec. 22. Three petitions were filed.

The candidates are:

  • Richard P. Fiems, Port Byron
  • Fritz Larsen, Moline
  • Joseph B. Swan, Colona
The ...

How to Help Your Children Remember the Neediest During this Busy Holiday Season

Talking about Childhood Hunger Creates Teachable Moments Between Parents & Children

Knowing when to talk to your children about serious problems they may face sooner rather than later can be difficult for parents.

While burdening a child with a complex issue at too early of an age may frighten ...

The Christmas Hope: A To-Do List for a Better World

“The Christmas hope for peace and good will toward all men can no longer be dismissed as a kind of pious dream of some utopian. If we don’t have good will toward men in this world, we will destroy ourselves by the misuse of our own instruments and our own power. Wisdom born of experience should ...


MOLINE, IL -- WQPT, QUAD CITIES PBS and Fourth Wall Films have teamed up to produce a new documentary “Letters Home to Hero Street.” The project is funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.


The 30-minute film draws on the letters home from one of eight soldiers lost to war who lived on ...

Governor Quinn Welcomes New Fox TV Production to Illinois

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today visited the set of the new TV drama “Empire” to welcome the series to Illinois. Created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong for Twentieth Century Fox Television, “Empire” is filmed in Chicago and employs approximately 250 Illinois workers. The event is p...



MOLINE, IL -- WQPT, Quad Cities PBS will hold their 14th annual Champagne on the Rocks Gala on Friday, Jan. 30, in the Gold Room at Hotel Blackhawk.

The Presenting Sponsor for Champagne on the Rocks is The Singh Group/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

"We are delighted that Tony Singh and his organizat...

VON MAUR Sponsors 4th Annual Red Kettle Match Days

On Friday and Saturday, December 19 th and 20 th

Quad Cities, USA: The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that VON MAUR, the locally owned fashion department store, will sponsor the fourth annual Red Kettle Match Days this weekend.

On December 19 th and 20 th , VON MAUR will make a dollar-for-dollar matc...


Cyber-Security Expert Offers 10 Tips to Safeguard Your Information

By: Gary S. Miliefsky

We’ve all lost our identity at least three times, with more than 930 million records breached, lost or stolen to hackers and cyber criminals, says consumer advocacy non-profit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.

Why don’t we do all we can to stay safer online?

According to StaySa...

Get Help with New Gadgets at 30/31 Branch after Christmas

Rock Island, IL: More after-Christmas help is planned for new owners of tablets, smartphones, and other technology gadgets. Starting Friday, Dec. 26, the Rock Island Library will offer Gadgets and More drop-in sessions within a new programming space at the 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street.

The Gadgets ...


Davenport featured in travel photographer's new book on 90-day road trip along the Mississippi

Travel Photographer/Author Shares 90-Day Road Trip Keeping Pace with a Raindrop on the Mississippi

Gayle Harper’s Words and Images Honor America’s Beauty, her Greatest River and her Colorful People

When Gayle Harper learned that a raindrop falling into the headwaters of the Mississippi would trave...

Bruce Carter, Director of Aviation at Quad City International Airport, receives Distinguished Service Award for Aviation and Airport Industry Achievements

Alexandria, VA – Bruce E. Carter, A.A.E., Director of Aviation at the Quad City International Airport has been selected as the recipient of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Distinguished Service Award, presented to airport executives in recognition of career-long leadership an...

Laugh For Maddi! A Benefit for Maddilynn Alexandria Boultinghouse

Date: Sunday  12/28/14

Time: Doors @ 5:00pm. Show @ 6:00pm

Location: The Establishment Theater: 220 19th St. Rock Island, IL

Event description:  Maddilynn Alexandria Boultinghouse and her mother Hope Blake were struck by a vehicle in Rock Island this past summer. On August 3rd 2014 Maddi le...

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce - Friday Announcements - 12/19/2014


Hope Church – 709 Wisconsin Street, founded in LeClaire in 1931.  Pastor Matthew Darnell and Children’s Pastor, Bridget Darnell, invite you to Wednesday Service 6pm and Sunday Service 10am. 563-289-4650

Everfield – Stephanie Hasakis.110 N. Cody...


Old Creamery Announces 2015 Auditions

Old Creamery Theatre Company 2015 Auditions


Saturday January 24, 2015, from 3:30pm – 6:30pm Sunday January 25, 2015, from 3:30pm – 6:30pm


The Old Creamery Theatre Main Stage

39 38th Ave. Amana, IA 52203



Audition by appointment. Appointment may be made beginning January 12, 2015 by ...

Christmas at Augustana

ROCK ISLAND, IL (12/15/2014)(readMedia)-- Augustana College performed its annual 'Christmas at Augustana,' performance on Friday, December 5, and Saturday December 6. More than 300 student musicians shared their talents, in one of the highlights of the Augustana and Quad-City holiday season. Fr...


Specialized Springfield-based National Guard team returns from Afghanistan

SPRINGFIELD, IL (12/18/2014)(readMedia)-- Approximately 20 Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers who served in Afghanistan will return to Illinois this week. The homecoming ceremony for the Bilateral Embedded Staff Team (BEST) A13 will be December 19 at approximately 12:30 Camp Lincoln in Sp...

Operation Gratitude Announces "New Recruit" Care Package Program

Los Angeles, CA - December 17, 2014 - Operation Gratitude is excited to announce the launch of its "New Recruit" Care Package program to thank our newest members of the Military for stepping forward and devoting the next several years of their lives in service to our nation. Upon Graduation from...


Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Friday, December 19, 2014**

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn took action on the following bills:


Bill No.: SB 2221

An Act Concerning: Courts

Eliminates the statute of repose in asbestos cases.

Action: Signed

Effective: June 1, 2015


Bill No.: SB 3075

An Act Concerning: Courts

Increases the rate of pay for jurors and provides that ci...

Holiday Closings for Waste Commission of Scott County

DAVENPORT, IA—Waste Commission of Scott County facilities will close at noon Wednesday, Dec. 24 and will remain closed Thursday, Dec. 25. Facilities will reopen Friday, Dec. 26. However, no appointments will be available for drop-off of household hazardous materials on Saturday, Dec. 27.




Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Tuesday, December 23, 2014**

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bill:

Bill No.: SB 3530

An Act Concerning: Employment

Updates and clarifies various employment statutes.

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately, except that the changes to sections 2201 and 2201.1 of the Unemployment Insurance Act take effe...

USDA Improves Forest Health by Harvesting Biomass for Energy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that more than 200,000 tons of biomass were removed from federal lands through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). BCAP, reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provided incentives for the removal of dead or dise...


The Dangers of Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can lead to a range of serious complications, so it’s important to understand what can happen and how to recognize the symptoms.

Right now, you might be experiencing some of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, which include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Unusual thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unusual weight...

Can a Diabetes Diet Include Fruit?

Although fruit contains sugar, it's also loaded with essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Learn how fruit can be part of a healthy type 2 diabetes diet.

Most people with type 2 diabetes know that they can't indulge in a daily chunk of chocolate cake for dessert or sip sugar-laden drinks. But is ...


Samantha Eilers named member of Luther College Nordic Choir

DECORAH, IA (12/22/2014)(readMedia)-- Samantha Eilers of Geneseo, Illinois is a member of the Luther College 2014-15 Nordic Choir music ensemble.

Eilers is the daughter of Walter and Beth Eilers of Geneseo. She is majoring in music at Luther. Eilers is a 2011 graduate of Geneseo High School.

Nordic ...

100 Years, 100 Cellos to benefit QCSO Music Education programs

As you know, superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma is coming to help us celebrate our 100th Season with a special concert on May 14, 2015 at the Adler Theatre , Davenport. In honor of his performance and our historic year, Volunteers for Symphony has launched  "100 Years, 100 Cellos” , a project that will...


Governor Quinn Calls Legislative Special Session

Governor Urges Legislature to Set Up 2016 Special Election for Comptroller

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today called legislators back to Springfield on Jan. 8, 2015, to consider legislation that would allow voters to fill the elected position of Illinois Comptroller. A special election will give...

American Bridge Kicks Off the 2016 Presidential Campaign with New Book: 2016 Scouting Report - American Bridge's Media Guide To The Republican Presidential Field

Democratic Opposition Research Playbook Will Be Shared with Allies, Press and the Public and Represents the Most Comprehensive Early Look Ever at a Presidential Field

Washington, D.C. – American Bridge is setting the stage for the 2016 Republican primary contest today by releasing the first-ev...



BETTENDORF, Iowa – The Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois is celebrating one of the highest-attended fall program sessions on record.

In approximately 100 days, the council served more than 5,200 girls through its programs designed for girls to grow and develop leadership skills....

Mallards Outlast Mavs in Shootout

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (December 22, 2014) – Justin Fox, Joe Perry- who also scored in the third period- and Jeff Lee- who provided the deciding goal- scored in the shootout as Quad City Mallards (13-9-5) outlasted the host Missouri Mavericks (12-12-1) to claim a 4-3 shootout win Mo...


3 Healthy Cooking Tricks for People With Type 2 Diabetes

To make your recipes more diabetes-friendly, tweak your cooking methods with these simple tricks.

Luckily, there are lots of ways to adapt recipes for your type 2 diabetes diet, and there are diabetes cookbooks that offer a wide range of delicious dishes from many flavorful cuisines. You can also lear...

Chick-fil-A at Davenport Hosts “Buy a Meal, Donate a Meal” Fundraiser

WHAT: The Davenport Chick-fil-A ® Restaurant is hosting a “Buy a Meal, Donate a Meal” fundraiser throughout the month of December. For every meal purchased for $6.13, a second meal will be donated to a local shelter, up to 2,000 meals.

“With the help of our community, we can provide meals for 2,...



Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year.
- Janet, Kelly, and the rest of us here at GAHC!

Today, Tues. Dec. 23rd is our last day open before Christmas!
We will be closed Wed. Dec. 24th, Thurs. Dec. 25th, and Fri. Dec. 26th.

See you this weekend at GAHC!

We are ...

NOON Year's Eve at the Family Museum!

Bring in the Noon Year at the Family Museum

Bettendorf — The grownups get to have their New Year’s Eve fun at night, so the Family Museum offers kids a chance to celebrate the arrival of 2015 during the daylight hours with a countdown to 12:00 noon! This event will be on Wednesday, December 31...


USDA Announces Early Release of Commodity Tables for USDA's Agricultural Projections to 2024

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2014—On Dec. 18, 2014, at 11:00am EST, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release selected tables from its upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2024 report. USDA will post online tables containing long-term supply, use, and price projections to 2024 for major...

New Chairman Elected to Keep Moving Checkoff Forward

Kansas farmer to draw on input from CONNECTIONS meeting to benefit soybean farmers

ST. LOUIS (Dec. 15, 2014) – Bob Haselwood, soybean farmer from Berryton, Kansas, has been elected by his fellow United Soybean Board (USB) farmer-directors to lead the board in investing soy checkoff funds for the ...