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Governor Quinn Statement on Positive Economic News

Illinois Led the Midwest in Job Creation in September and Had Second Best Growth in Nation; Unemployment Rate Has Dropped More Than Any Other State in the Last Year

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today issued a statement regarding the latest economic information released by the U.S. Bureau of La...

Enabling Creativity to Generate New Revenue Streams

Enabling Creativity to Generate New Revenue Streams
 Wednesday, October 29, 2014
1pm EST | 12pm CST | 11am MST | 10am PST

Learn how customers like you, are using Canon Technologies to create new applications and increase their revenue at the same time!

Mark Vruno, Editor of Quick Printing magazine, will moderate and will ask about new applicatio...

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Treasurer Fitzgerald Helps Teachers Prepare Students for the Iowa Assessment Test

DES MOINES, IA (10/21/2014)(readMedia)-- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald is offering Iowa teachers pencils to be distributed during the annual Iowa Assessment Test. The treasurer's program, Prepare for the Basics, offers free #2 pencils to be distributed by teachers. Last year, the program...

Braley Touts Plans to Fight for Iowa Families and Students, While Ernst Would Eliminate Department of Education and Jeopardize Federal Student Aid

Ames, IA – Bruce Braley today visited Iowa State University to discuss the clear choice in the US Senate race on college affordability and highlight the importance of voting early in this year’s crucial midterm election. Joni Ernst has admitted the consequences of her policies would be ...
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Rock Island County Tentative Multiplier Announced

SPRINGFIELD, IL, - Rock Island County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Brian Hamer, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier”, is the method used to achieve ...

Eleven year-old prepares for heart surgery, asks people to wear red

CHALLENGE:  GO RED FOR SOPHIA

HENDERSON COUNTY - The family of an 11 year-old Girl Scout is asking people to wear red on Tuesday, October 21, while she undergoes heart surgery.

Janna Carter’s daughter, Sophia, was diagnosed with a heart disease over the summer.

Carter created a community Faceboo...

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KWQC-TV6 names Joey Donia Sports Director.

Today marks the beginning of Joey Donia’s first full week on air as the new Sports Director for award winning, NBC affiliate, KWQC-TV6.  Donia comes to KWQC-TV6 from WOI in Des Moines, where he spent the last two years as a weekend sportscaster, covering Iowa and Iowa State sports, as we...

'Dolphin Nose' reveals collection of short stories inspired by travel

Author Subba Rao pours out observations, insights in life through humor, fiction

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – A cornucopia of enthralling tales that immortalize the memories of experience lived in varied parts of the world awaits readers within the pages of author Subba Rao's newest book. "Dolphin Nose," ...

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Salvation Army accepting applications for Christmas Food/Toy Assistance

Three Days a Week: October 27 – Dec 5

Quad Cities: The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance Program – a community wide effort – is The Salvation Army’s largest outreach event each year. Last year, for example, more than 4,000 toys and gifts were distributed to 1,935 children and more tha...

River Bend Foodbank receives $15,000 grant from The Amy Helpenstell Foundation in support of the Backpack Program

Davenport, IA— On October 15th, The Amy Helpenstell Foundation presented River Bend Foodbank with a check for $15,000 to support the Backpack Program. This is the 4th year The Amy Helpenstell Foundation has awarded a grant to River Bend Foodbank.

Tom Laughlin, River Bend Foodbank Executive Dire...

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Partial Eclipse Viewing Held at WIU-QC

MOLINE, IL – A viewing event for an upcoming partial solar eclipse will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 on the northwest corner of the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Library, 3300 River Drive, Moline, IL. 

The event is open free to the public. An observation area, with a t...

Attend the World’s Largest Grassroots Solar Event on Saturday, October 4th, 2014!

MOLINE, ILLINOIS, September 22, 2014: Brighten your day with solar! View renewable energy systems in action. The Illinois Solar Tour is a FREE self-guided, statewide open house that demonstrates how Illinois homes and businesses are using solar, wind, and geothermal to become energy independent.

This...

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Construction Begins on Chicago-Moline Rail Service

Eola Yard Improvements Add Capacity to Route, Create Jobs, Improve Travel Options

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today the start of construction on the new passenger rail route connecting Chicago and Moline. The $23 million in improvement...

U.S. Fuel Economy Reaches All-Time High

Fuel economy gains for new vehicles continue under President Obama’s Clean Car Program

(WASHINGTON, October 8, 2014) – New vehicles achieved an all-time-high fuel economy in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Model year 2013 vehicles achieved an average of 24.1 miles pe...

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Mark your calendar and plan on attending THE HILLTOP CAMPUS CONNECTION on THURSDAY OCTOBER 23 from 4:30pm to 7pm .

It will be held at Greatest Grains, 1600 Harrison Street, in their new Event Center. Great snacks and beverages will be available, as will parking, either in the lot behind GG, along 16th Street, or on Harrison Street in front of the Event Center.
This is a socializing informal get together. All wh...

HOT GLASS INC. Presents The First Annual Great Pumpkin Bash

A night of Glassblowing Demonstrations, Blown Glass Pumpkins, Food, and Drinks!

When: Saturday, Oct.25th from 6 PM-10 PM

Where: Hot Glass Inc.

104 Western Ave.

Davenport, IA 52801

*Park in the Modern Woodmen Ballpark Lot across the street.

Proceeds from all sales help a support glassblowing classes for a...

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LIGHTWIRE THEATER BRINGS DiNO-LIGHT TO THE CORALVILLE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS NOVEMBER 11

Dazzling and Unique Blend of Puppetry, Technology and Dance As Seen on America’s Got Talent

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to bring Lightwire Theater’s production of DiNO-LIGHT to the Coralville on Tuesday, November 11, with a public performance at 6:30pm and a special ...

BAT BOY opens in one week!

Bat Boy the Musical opens at the QC Theatre Workshop this Friday, October 24.

The cult hit musical-comedy opens just in time for Halloween. It can be enjoyed at 1930 Wilkes Ave in Davenport

Click here to make your reservations!

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108th Sustainment Brigade encases colors, ends mission in Kuwait

SPRINGFIELD, IL (10/17/2014)(readMedia)-- CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – The 108th Sustainment Brigade, an Illinois Army National Guard unit out of Chicago, turned over its sustainment support mission to the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, following a transfer of authority cerem...

Governor Quinn Opens Hope Manor II, Expands Affordable Housing Options for Illinois’ Veterans

Campus-Style Community Designed to Serve Veterans with Families Now Open in Chicago

CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced the opening of Hope Manor II, one of the first large-scale housing developments in the nation designed to address the needs of female veterans and veterans with famil...

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K.I.S.S (Keep It Supported for Seniors) Presents The Case for Hope Creek

Why Preserving Hope Creek Care Center as a Public Institution is the Best Option for Rock Island County Taxpayers.

Join us for a town hall meeting concerning Hope Creek Care Center and the November 4th Referendum.

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: George O. Barr, Eleme...

Appointment of New Chief Deputy

On Monday, October 20, 2014, Sergeant Thomas Gibbs has been appointed the new chief deputy for the Scott County Sheriff's Office. This appointment was created with the retirement of former Chief Deputy Mike Brown.

"Tom Gibbs has played a vital role in recent technology upgrades that have occurred in...

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Branstad, Reynolds, Northey and state officials submit comments on federal “Waters of the United States” proposed rule

Proposed federal rule will impose barriers to the advancement of innovative, state- and local-driven conservation practices that would advance our common goal of water quality

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Secretary Bill Northey, along with relevant state leade...

Be Prepared for Colder Weather

Aire Serv ® has cold weather tips for HVAC systems

WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2014) – October is here and that means cold weather is not far off. Before the cold days come to stay, it’s important to make sure furnaces are up the task of working all fall and winter and air conditioners are properly ...

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Physician Offers Sun Safety Tips for Wintertime

3 Tips for Preventing, Minimizing and Repairing Damage
from Exposure

Don’t pack away the sunblock with your swimsuit and other summer accessories. Winter’s sun is just as dangerous as summer’s, says Adam J. Scheiner, M.D., www.adamscheinermd.com , an eyelid and facial cosmetic surgeon who’s ...

Notable Amount of Epipen Usage in Schools

I'm reaching out to follow up about an important Illinois issue that has just recently gained a lot of attention:  Epinephrine and the new laws in Illinois allowing for better usage in schools. Northwestern University just released a report claiming that during the 2012-2013 school year, 38...

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Nova Singers open their 29th season with Stories in Song

Saturday, October 25   7:30pm

Kresge Hall, Knox College

500 S Prairie St.
Galesburg, IL

Sunday, October 26   4:00pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church
2136 Brady St.
Davenport, IA

Many great choral works tell stories and this fun program explores them. Look for Eric Whitacre’s playful Leonardo Dreams of H...

New York Times Best-Selling Authors Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze’s ‘The Legacy Journey’ Coming to Select U.S. Cinemas Nov. 19

For only one night, on Wednesday, November 19 at 7 p.m. local time, Fathom Events will bring New York Times best-selling authors Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze’s ‘The Legacy Journey’ to nearly 600 select cinemas nationwide. Taped in front of a live audience in Grand Rapids in September, “ Dave ...
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Common Sense On: Registering to Vote

On November 4, Election Day, Iowans will cast their ballots on key federal, state, and local races, and your vote is important. Democracy only works when informed citizens take the initiative to participate. If you have not yet registered to vote, now is the time to do so. Here is what you need...

Braley Gets Senatorial Support

US Sen. Martin Heinrich: Braley Works Across Party Lines, Fights for All Iowans

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) highlighted Braley’s strong record of breaking through gridlock to fight for an economy that works for all Iowans, not just the wealthiest few

Fort Dodge, IA – Today Sen. Martin Heinrich (...
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MALLARDS WEEKLY UPDATE: OCTOBER 20, 2014

THIS WEEK
Friday, October 24, 7:05 p.m.

iWireless Center, Moline

Rapid City Rush vs. Quad City Mallards

 

Saturday, October 25, 7:05 p.m.

iWireless Center, Moline

Rapid City Rush vs. Quad City Mallards

 

Quad City
2013-14: 33-23-10, 76 points
5th place, Central Hockey League
Coach: Terry Ruskowski

Rapid C...

This Weekend - Lagomarcino Cocoa Beano 5K

Mark your calendars! Saturday 10/25 The Lagomarcino Cocoa Beano 5K will take place! Don’t forget today is the last day for early bird registration! Learn more about this local race now. Plus don’t forget to stop in and see us before or after the race for an icy cool down beverage or a relaxing ho...
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Local Distillery Celebrates Iowa Burlesque Festival with Limited Edition Whiskey

LECLAIRE, IOWA. Dannie Diesel's American Whiskey hits the shelves this week as a special collaboration between Danielle Colby and Mississippi River Distilling Company in LeClaire, Iowa. Colby of American Pickers fame is the producer of this weekend's Iowa Burlesque Festival in Davenport and wil...

Go on a Wine Adventure this Holiday Season

Stuck on the Same Old Starter Wines? Aficionado Shares Advice for a Maturing Palate

There’s nothing wrong with liking what you like, but you can’t discover new favorites unless you try new things, says wine enthusiast Howard Kleinfeld.

While recovering from throat cancer, Kleinfeld, an aw...

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Railroad Show and Tell at the Muscatine Art Center with Bill Lindsay

What do the towns of Summit, Bayfield, Adams, Black Bass, Garden City and Madera have in common? They were all long ago stops on railroads in Muscatine County. Join local railroad enthusiast, Bill Lindsay, for a Railroad “Share your Stories” Show and Tell in conjunction with the exhibition, “R...

Explore the Nooks and Crannies of Brucemore in October

Visit every floor, peek into closed rooms, and satisfy curiosity through this all-access pass to the Brucemore mansion during the Nooks and Crannies Tours offered October 23 and 30 at 5:30 p.m. Marvel at the Skinner player pipe organ room, discover the architectural oddities in the attic, and exp...

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Iowa Leads USDA's List of Top 100 Ag Co-ops

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 16, 2014 – Iowa is home to more top 100 agricultural cooperatives than any other state, according to recently released USDA data. The number of top 100 co-ops in Iowa, 16, is up from 11 a decade ago.

"These statistics underscore what most Iowans already know – the state...

Ag Outlook Workshop Comes to Tipton Including Discussion of the 2014 Farm Bill

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host an Ag Outlook and Management Seminar in Tipton at the extension office on Thursday, November 6th cost to attend the session is $45 which includes dinner. The seminar is designed to provide agribusiness professionals and producers with an evaluat...

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