ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 9, 2021) — To celebrate the end of a lively summer of outdoor events in the Quad Cities, River Music Experience (RME), Downtown Rock Island, and Bix Jazz Society are teaming up to present the NOLA Block Party, 6-10PM, Saturday, September 18, featuring nationally-recognized New Orleans-based jazz band Tuba Skinny.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 9, 2021) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and the college football teams at the University of Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, and Drake are partnering this fall to encourage voter-participation in the city-school election on November 2. The schools’ four head coaches will appear in social-media and digital ads, encouraging Iowans to #BeAVoter.

COAL VALLEY, ILLINOIS (September 9, 2021) — Do you have a favorite animal at Niabi Zoo? Would you like to purchase a special piece of art that one of our animal family painted? Well, soon you can!

September has been designated Animal Enrichment and Art Month here at Niabi Zoo and, throughout the month of September, we will provide opportunities for you to purchase unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of art completed by a whole host of our animal residents.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 8, 2021) — Riverssance Festival of Fine Art is back September 18 and 19, after a year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In its 33rd year, this outdoor event features over 70 quality visual artists drawn from a national call for entries, live local music, food vendors, wine tasting, and a children’s art activity tent. The event takes place in scenic Lindsay Park in the Village of East Davenport (Davenport, Iowa).

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (September 8, 2021) — Gilda’s Club Quad Cities will host Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Chronic Blood Cancer — a free workshop to build awareness among patients and caregivers about Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), and how to foster an open dialogue with your health care team about treatment options, side effect management, and living with chronic blood cancers.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 8, 2021) — Governor Kim Reynolds attended the HousingIowa Conference in Cedar Rapids and announced an additional $100 million investment to increase the supply of housing options and protect and expand housing opportunities for Iowans to live in or near the communities where they work.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 8, 2021) — Like many educators, Steve Miller is eager to glean the best lessons of the pandemic to better serve students this year and into the future. Unlike many of his peers across the country, however, he has the benefit of significant financial resources to help his district take the next step.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (September 8, 2021) — State Representative Mike Halpin (D-Rock Island) stood alongside local leaders, supporters, and family at IBEW Local 145 to announce his candidacy for the Illinois State Senate.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 8, 2021) The state of Iowa announced the début of a nationally-televised commercial that will introduce the state, and its unmatched quality of life, to a national audience.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 8, 2021)  Although the Quad Cities River Bandits fell 6-4 to the Peoria Chiefs on Tuesday at Modern Woodmen Park, a Cedar Rapids’ loss clinched them a berth in the 2021 High-A Central Playoffs and brought them a game away from securing the first overall seed in the five-game post-season series.