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Hy-Vee Recognized as a Top 10 Company in National Consumer Loyalty Index

Temkin Group ranks Hy-Vee seventh out of nearly 300 companies across 20 industries

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 23, 2015) — Hy-Vee, Inc. recently ranked seventh in the 2015 Temkin Loyalty Index, which evaluates the loyalty of 10,000 consumers to 293 companies across 20 industries. The annual i...

Spend Cyber Monday with College Savings Iowa InFocus

Learn about 529 plans and be registered to win a $1,000 College Savings Iowa Account!

DES MOINES, IA (11/19/2015)(readMedia)-- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald wants to encourage online shoppers to give the gift of college savings this Cyber Monday. "Take a 10 minute break between virtual sho...


Smiddy Sponsors Measure to Fund Financial Aid Program for Illinois College Students

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As a member of the Higher Education Appropriations Committee, state Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, is continuing his effort to offset the financial burden of higher education by sponsoring legislation to fund Illinois’ Monetary Award Program (MAP) which awards grants to st...

Nick Fahrenkrug earns Promise Scholarship for Iowans from Cornell College

MOUNT VERNON, IA (11/23/2015)-- Nick Fahrenkrug of Davenport (52803) has been admitted to Cornell College for the Fall 2016 semester and has earned the Promise Scholarship for Iowans.

Cornell College offers qualified Iowa high school students entering Cornell in Fall 2016 the Promise Scholarship ...


Criminal Immigrant Removal Policies Hearing Scheduled in Judiciary Committee


The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing entitled “Oversight of the Administration’s Criminal Alien Removal Policies” for Wednesday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m., in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

By order of the Chairman.

News from Senator Grassley's Office Nov 24, 2015

Obama Administration Allegedly Releasing Unaccompanied Minors into Criminals’ Custody

Feds Allegedly Paired Migrant Children with Human Traffickers, Child Molesters


WASHINGTON – Federal authorities responsible for vetting potential guardians of children who enter the country without an adult h...


Loebsack Authored Legislation to Increase Transparency at the FCC Passes the House

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today applauded the House passage of legislation he authored to increase transparency at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The legislation gives the public greater access to the FCC’s operations by requiring them to post their policies...

Iowa farmer peels back the layers of cultural and political fecal matter in new book

Proclivities: predispositions to preconceived notions

DES MOINES, Iowa – In “Proclivities: A Pop Culture Odyssey,” author Jay Alan Reeves shares a humorous and candid series of interrelated essays and commentary on human nature, American pop culture and politics, including the rele...


World AIDS Day December 1.

The Project of the Quad Cities is dedicated to raising awareness of HIV/AIDS year round and with World AIDS Day quickly approaching on December 1st, TPQC has planned several community events to commemorate the day.
The Project of the Quad Cities has been working diligently for nearly 30 years to prov...

Camp Courageous Hosts 33rd Annual Holiday Parties

MONTICELLO, IOWA – Camp Courageous of Iowa, a year-round respite care and recreational facility for individuals with special needs, will be hosting their 33rd annual Holiday Parties for students in special education classes. The parties will be held on Wednesday, December 2 and Thursday, Decem...

300+ Volunteers Needed for Upcoming QCESC Events

Your Invitation to Attend & Support  - Upcoming QCESC Events
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300+ Quad City Area Volunteers Needed:
Volunteers are currently being sought to support 11 upcoming
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robot...

Iowa doctor wins clinical research grant from ASDS

Nov. 20, 2015, Rolling Meadows, Ill. – Pooja Chitgopeker, MBChB, of the University of Iowa Department of Dermatology, has received a clinical research grant from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Chitgopeker is one of 10 recipients of a 2015 ASDS Cutting Edge Research Grant. CERG un...


Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau Adds New Website Features

Quad Cities – The Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB) announced today new features added to their website at in order to improve visitors’ trip planning experience.

The new interactive trip planner option allows visitors to build a personalized “shoppin...

Loebsack Applauds Passage of Long Term Highway Bill

Amendment cosponsored by Loebsack to support bus transit systems included

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the House passed a six year, bipartisan Highway Reauthorization bill. Loebsack helped lead the fight to include a bipartisan provis...


KWQC-TV6 Toys for Tots Drive

KWQC-TV6, The Station That Serves Illinois and Iowa Every Day, will host its annual Toys For Tots “Drive Up and Drop Off” on Thursday, December 3 rd from 6AM – 6:30PM.

KWQC-TV6 is pleased to once again partner with the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve in collecting toys for less fortunate children ...

This Week in Downtown Davenport: 11/25 - 12/3/2015

The holiday fun continues at Festival of Trees this week with a Celebrity Lunch today and Jingle Jam tonight! Your last chance to visit the festival is on Saturday for Family Day . Enjoy all the magic and attractions of the Festival at a reduced price!

Join us this Saturday and encourage others to  sho...


Remaining Vigilant Against Terrorist Attacks

Prepared Floor Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

Remaining Vigilant Against Terrorist Attacks

Delivered Thursday, November 19, 2015

Madam President, because of what happened in Paris last week, many speeches are going to be given on the floor of the Senate abou...

Humanities Iowa to Support Ballet Quad Cities "Dance Me a Story"

Exploring Literature Through Ballet

We are proud to announce Ballet Quad Cities has been awarded a Humanities Iowa grant of $5,000 for our "Dance Me a Story" project. Dance Me a Story: Exploring Literature through Ballet, is free to the public and allows people of all ages to explore literature thro...



The Illinois Korean  Memorial Association has published a booklet, “ A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE KOREAN WAR”. It has a tear proof cover, actual headlines, photos from Department of Defense, peace talks, maps, American Commanders & more, all from 1950-53 era.  A must for any teacher who ...

Maj. Gen. Scott L. Thoele retires after 35 years of service

Springfield, Illinois – For many, retired Illinois National Guardsman Maj. Gen. Scott L. Thoele will be remembered as an empowering leader who put Soldiers first. Others will remember him for his leadership during the 2008 to 2009 historic deployment of the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (I...


Readout of Governor Rauner's Calls with WH Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

CHICAGO – The following is a statement attributed to Lance Trover, Director of Communications:

“Governor Rauner and White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough spoke by phone late Friday about the governor’s unanswered requests for information related to the Syrian refugee program. The Go...

Governor Announces Appointments 11/20/2015

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner announced today he has made appointments to the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board and the Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees.



Name: Kathryn Jean Olson

Position: Chair – Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board




Court Rulings Could Undermine Safeguards for Migratory Birds

(Washington, D.C., November 19, 2015) Nearly a century ago, in one of the nation’s early steps to protect wildlife, Congress passed the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The law was a response to the slaughter and commercial trade of birds that contributed to the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon an...

Governor Branstad joins lawsuit opposing EPA’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule

EPA’s federal overreach imposes barriers on advancement of innovative, water quality improvements within the State of Iowa and harms Iowa farmers and small businesses

(DES MOINES) – Today, Gov. Terry Branstad intervened in a case pending in the U.S. District Court of North Dakota Southwester...


New Partnership Will Put Critical Issues Facing Iowa Children and Families Center Stage

Every Child Matters in Iowa and MomsRising encourage Iowans to engage in local conversations about important issues facing children and families

Des Moines, Iowa – Every Child Matters (ECM) in Iowa and MomsRising today announced a partnership to engage Iowans in addressing the critical issues affec...

Thanksgiving Tips from Genesis Center For Weight Management

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Nov. 24, 2015 -- Thanksgiving means parades, football and overindulgence.

We become conquerors of calories, warriors of the wishbone, special forces of the stuffing.

It has been estimated that we may consume more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving.  If we do, we’ll know it b...


Quad City Symphony Orchestra Launches “Communities in Concert” Initiative

First Groups Engaged are the Military, and Music Teachers

So what does one do after a blockbuster 100th anniversary celebration? After the 100th season which featured the massive 100 Years, 100 Cellos project and superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma in the Concert of the Century, the Quad City Symphony Orches...

CASI Band Director, Bob Gaston, honored for 20 years of service

Davenport, Iowa - It was 1995. Jeri Leinen Moeller, CASI’s founder and past President, approached a retired music teacher, Bob Gaston, to start a band for senior citizens. With no equipment or music library, he recruited six musicians to help put the word of the bands inception into the music comm...

SEIU endorses Hillary Clinton for president

SEIU Local 199 members: Clinton supports our movement to build a better future for working families

VIDEO: Watch SEIU members speak about why they support Hillary Clinton

IOWA CITY, IA—After members conducted a rigorous endorsement process for the past several months, the Service Employees Internati...


Rock Island County State's Attorney John McGehee will hold a press conference to announce he's running for re-election to a second term at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 16, 2015.

McGehee, who was first elected as state's attorney in 2012, will make his announcement to the media and supporters at 11:...

Black Friday-Cyber Monday deal: 18-game ticket plan for 12-game plan price!

From Friday, Nov. 27, through Monday, Nov. 30, ONLINE ONLY: 2016 River Bandits 18-game plans will be available at the 12-game mini pack prices! You get an extra 6 games free! More » is expanding for boys basketball season!

Following a season of live play-by-play of Rock Island High School football that was a hit with fans and sponsors alike,, the leading provider of live high school sports in the Quad Cities, is expanding!  For the upcoming 2015-16 boys basketball season, will pres...


A New Kind of Happy!

Happy Joe's is preparing to open its newest PIZZAGRILLE located at The Mills at Riverbend Commons, 2900 River Drive in Moline, Illinois.  Happy Joe's is celebrating their 43rd anniversary this year and in order to stay current, this new location will showcase the newest evolution of branding fo...

Celebrate the Great American Novel and Great Eats at Food for Thought

Rock Island, IL: The Rock Island Public Library Foundation will celebrate the Great American novel with a foodie twist with their Food for Thought "American Classics" fundraiser at the Rock Island Main Library next week. To do that, the Rock Island Library's Main location will close to the public at...


This month there are a lot of different things happening at Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio.

Early this month we will be continuing the "SEE Art differently" with the 30 paintings in 30 days by Brad Bisbey and Pat Bereskin. Also Dean Kugler's unique way to look at art. Later in the month we will be preparing for final Friday. Final Friday this month is November 27th from 6 to 9 p.m. We...

Art classes make wonderful gifts!

WINTER ART CLASSES (December 2015/January/February 2016)

Oil Painting 1 & 2 (Adult & H.S.)

Sat., Dec. 5, 12, 19, (9:15 a.m.- noon)

Sat., Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, (9:30- 11:20 a.m.)

Sat., Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, (9:30- 11:30 a.m.)

Learn to see, draw, and understand value and edges. Study color by understa...


Growth in U.S. Agricultural Exports to China

Secretary Vilsack arrives in China this weekend. Over the past decade, the United States' agricultural exports to China have risen sharply, propelling China into its position as the fastest-growing and highest-value export destination for U.S. farm and food products. In 2011, China surpassed Can...

Bipartisan Group of Former Agriculture Secretaries Urges Congress to Pass Trade Pacific Partnership

Former Secretaries Say Boosting Exports and Trade Critical to American Agriculture Economy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2015 – A bipartisan group of former U.S. Agriculture Secretaries, today issued an open letter urging Congress to pass the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The former secretaries note t...