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Moline Police Officers are raising money for the Illinois Special Olympics today from thirty feet off the ground.

Back in March, a community agency in Davenport was told it would have to pay back a large grant to the state. United Neighbors was asked to return $235,000 from a rental assistance program. 

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, Devan Patel has an update. 

The itsy bitsy spider and the mouse that ran up the clock will help kids learn about water conservation, music, and nature. This weekend, Davenport Parks and Recreation will unveil several new, "nature-based" features at Fejervary Park. 


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On this unexpected season finale of Suspect Convictions, we learn about some breaking news in the case, including a major disagreement between Stanley Liggins and his attorney.

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With your help, letter carriers in the Quad Cities will help feed people over the summer. Tomorrow, the National Association of Letter Carriers will pick up bags of non-perishable food left at mailboxes for the Riverbend Food Bank.

Michelle O'Neill reports the group could use more volunteers to help with its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

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The future of a social service agency in the Quad Cities is uncertain after it was abruptly denied funding by the United Way this year.

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A major step in the renovation of a historic park in Rock Island will be taken Tuesday. The newly-refurbished baseball diamond in Douglas Park will host its first game - Rock Island High School versus Alleman.

Recently, Maria Hinojosa was in the Quad Cities for the Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lectureship at Augustana College. The title of her talk was "Owning Our Power and Our Voice." 

The Putnam Museum in Davenport has exhibits related to archives, regional history, anthropology and natural science.

For the next installment of her off-limits places series, Quad-City Times columnist Barb Ickes takes readers to the basement of the Putnam museum, where thousands of other artifacts are in storage.

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Two local companies are helping raise money to restore Rock Island County's Civil War Soldiers Monument. Lewis Machine and Tool, in Milan, donated a rifle to the effort. And during this weekend's auction at The Rock Island Auction Company, the monument committee will sell raffle tickets to win the gun, which is worth nearly $3,000.

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