CHICAGO (Feb. 9, 2018) — The Governor’s Office today posted its latest PolicyPOV blog. It examines how the state’s new scholarship tax credit program — Invest in Kids — is opening the doors of educational opportunity for tens of thousands of Illinois students.

Read “Invest in Kids: More choice for parents, more opportunity for students” here.


CANTON, MO (02/02/2018)-- Emma Danner, a Music Education major from Taylor Ridge, IL (61284) was named to the Culver-Stockton College Dean's List for academic achievement during the fall 2017 semester.

To be named to the Dean's List, Culver-Stockton College requires students to meet high academic standards. Dean's List students have earned between a 3.5 and 3.99 GPA and were enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours, with no grade lower than a C.

A panel discussion on “The Fight for Fair Housing: the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr” will be held at Fairmount (3000 Fairmount Street) on Thursday, February 15 at 6:00pm. Sponsored by the Davenport Civil Right Commission, the panel will discuss Dr. King, the Chicago Freedom Movement and the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

Springfield, IL – Republican Attorney General candidate Gary Grasso is calling for a federal investigation into the corrupt property tax assessment system in Cook County because local authorities have proven incapable of dealing with the systemic problems in the way taxes are assessed.  

Grasso has written a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking for his office to investigate the property tax assessment problems in Cook County.

(Washington, D.C., February 2, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today introduced five new leaders within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Departmental Administration. The key personnel named are: Donald Bice, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration; Gary Washington, Chief Information Officer; Mary Pletcher, Chief Human Capital Officer; George Cabaniss, Senior Procurement Executive; and Joseph Doyle, Customer Service Coordinator.

40 Iowa Loan Officers and Realtors Receive Preferred Partner Designation

(DES MOINES) – The Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) today announced that a total of 40 lenders and Realtors have earned IFA’s 2018 Preferred Partner designation. IFA Preferred Partners are experts for Iowa home buyers seeking assistance with the homeownership process and are expertly trained in IFA mortgage and down payment assistance programs.

Thank you to all who supported our annual Trivia Night--either by playing or by donating items.
We want to highlight Quad Cities Interfaith's Annual Meeting on Monday, February 12th. We encourage you to join us at this gathering to gain information on our work and give input on where we are going as an organization.
We are grateful to be part of this community and are proud of our work in "Creating a More Just Society." 

Enjoy Delicious Meals & Menu Specials during Quad Cities Restaurant Week

Quad Cities – Lunch, dinner, casual or elegant dining, the choice is yours during the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau’s sixth annual Quad Cities Restaurant Week on February 26-March 4, 2018.

Governor caps Catholic Schools Week with stop in Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND (Feb. 2, 2018) — With more than $45 million in donations and thousands of applications already having been submitted, the state’s new Invest in Kids program is off to a great start.

Bill would help parents make sure their children get the best education possible