Rita Vargas, Scott County Recorder, received notice in the New Orleans Passport Center Newsletter informing the public of changes to the issuance of U.S. Passports. Beginning this month, passport applicants who have been certified as having a seriously delinquent federal tax debt totaling more than $50,000 (including interest and penalties) may be denied issuance of a U.S. passport and may have any currently valid U.S. passport revoked.

Quad Cities – The New Year means new items for the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB).  The QCCVB announced today the launch of their new 2018 Activity Guide in both print and online versions, and a new website at www.qcinsider.com that showcases a behind-the-scenes look at the Quad Cities along with information on the QCCVB and its work in the tourism industry.  This new website is in addition to the already popular

Quad Cities – The sales efforts of the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau (QCCVB) will pump $11 Million of new business into the local community in 2018.  This local economic impact from tourism comes directly from the conventions, group tours, and sporting events booked to stay in the Quad Cities.

‘Give Them Distance’ promotes Move Over law awareness, compliance

SCHILLER PARK (Dec. 6, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner is teaming up with Illinois safety leaders to drive home the importance of the state’s Move Over law.

Most senior drivers surveyed by the AAA Foundation are not taking advantage of simple, inexpensive features that can improve safety and extend their time behind the wheel


Davenport, Iowa 11/27/2017 – The Best Western Plus SteepleGate Inn in Davenport, Iowa has received Best Western Hotels® & Resorts’ Chairman’s Award, the brand’s highest honor for outstanding quality standards. The Chairman’s Award recognizes the Best Western hotels that score in the top 5 percent of more than 2,100 North American properties, with respect to cleanliness and maintenance inspection scores.

Based on data, travelers can make smarter choices about their travel plans and a travel insurance purchase.
WARWICK, RI - In an effort to help empower travelers to make more informed decisions when it comes to Thanksgiving travel plans, Hopper and InsureMyTrip research teams reveal what airports and flights to avoid, the best time to buy, and how the latest data trends can aid travelers when comparing travel insurance benefits.

Minnesota and Iowa Averages are $2.54

BURNSVILLE, Mn (November 13, 2017) - At $2.56, the national gas price average has increased nine cents inside of 13 days. Strong fall consumer gasoline demand has continued into November and is chipping away at national gasoline inventory. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports total gasoline inventories dropped by 3.3 million bbl in their latest report.

Information Meeting

6:30 Wednesday, November 15th

CityView Celebrations at Trimble Point, Moline

701 12th Street- Lower level entrance


Learn about the German American Heritage Center's Quaintest Villages of the Alps Tour 2018 co-sponsored with Blue Horizon Travel!

Quad Cities — The Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa presented 27 awards recognizing excellence in the tourism industry at a ceremony on October 26 in Sioux City during the 2017 Iowa Tourism Conference.