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Carolyn Martin

The 41st annual High School Art Invitational is currently on exhibit at the Quad City Arts gallery in Rock Island through May 3rd, 2018. High school art teachers from the six counties surrounding the Quad Cities on both the Illinois and Iowa side of our community nominate five of their promising artistic students to submit their work for the exhibition.

Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District

Starting this week, the Quad Cities becomes the first area in Illinois to offer electric-powered buses through its public transit system.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • Tuition hikes are being considered for the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa,
  • Augustana College announces a three-year campus beautification program,
  • and the Niabi Zoo opens for the season.

High near 38. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.


River Action Earth Day Events

Apr 14, 2018


St. Ambrose University, National Association of Collegiate Esports

submitted / Army Sustainment Command

A US senator and congresswoman from Illinois are pushing the Army to bring the Rock Island Arsenal into the 21st century.

Michelle O'Neill reports this morning, Dick Durbin and Cheri Bustos joined General Gus Perna, Commander of the Army Materiel Command, and Under Secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy, to take a tour of Arsenal Island.


Debut of the Pallas Cat

Apr 13, 2018
Niabi Zoo

Two new species will make their debut this weekend when the Niabi Zoo opens for the season - the Pallas Cat  and Yellow-backed Duiker.

WVIK News

After 12 years of major construction projects, Augustana College now wants to spend time and money on beautifying the campus in Rock Island. Friday it announced a 3 year campaign, called "Blue, Gold, and Beautiful," with a budget of up to one million dollars.

Play Ball !

Apr 13, 2018

The new season has started for the Quad Cities River Bandits, and the rest of the Midwest League.

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