Children succeed when families do. Knowing this, Spring Forward is thrilled to partner with QC Marriage and Family Counseling to offer play groups at our Family Literacy Program.
Family Counselor Xochi Pannell and Parent Liason Lisa Viane lead the playgroups where families read, sing songs, and do arts and crafts together.

In the Year of the Dog, we celebrate loyalty, bravery and responsibility

CHICAGO (Feb. 5, 2018) — Students from one of the Midwest’s largest Chinese schools decorated the Governor’s Office in preparation for the Lunar New Year.

January 31, 2018 — Looking for a new date night idea this Valentine’s Day season?  You can support Goodwill of the Heartland and its mission by taking the Goodwill Date Night Challenge this February.  Also enter the organization’s Date Night Challenge contest on Facebook and you could win a $100 Visa gift card.

(Washington, D.C., January 30, 2018) – U.S Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Trump’s invitation of David Dahlberg, a U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service firefighter, to attend the President’s State of the Union address. David is being honored for his courageous actions during the historic wildfire season of 2017. He will observe the President’s speech while seated with First Lady Melania Trump.

Prepared Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

On the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

January 29, 2018


Davenport, IA – This month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized a Quad Cities coalition, the Food Rescue Partnership, as one of its 2017 Food Recovery Challenge (FRC) Regional Award winners.

Each year the FRC selects national and regional winners based on their wasted food prevention and diversion activities. The Food Rescue Partnership was selected as an award winner in Region 7.

Local Quad Cities Business Selected by Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World

SPRINGFIELD (Jan. 12, 2018) – Governor Bruce Rauner took action today on the following bill:

Bill No.: HB 171

An Act Concerning Local Government

Action: Vetoed

Veto Message for HB 171

January 12, 2018

To the Honorable Members of

The Illinois House of Representatives,

100th General Assembly:

Prepared Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

On Oversight of the Justice Department and the Need for Transparency

January 24, 2018


Q: How did your legislative work measure up in the first session of the 115th Congress?