Rock Island

Work begins Monday night on next year's budget for the Rock Island city council. City staff will present a proposed 117 million dollar spending plan.

Augustana College

Augustana College plans to renovate another building.  Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, which is adjacent to Centennial Hall, will be turned into a state-of-the-art music building.  

King Center

Rock Island will be one of the communities honored on Wednesday when the state of Illinois hands out this year's Governor's Hometown Awards. The King Center will receive an award for the strong support it receives from volunteers.

Second Annual No Show Gala

Oct 26, 2017
Friendship Manor

The public is welcome to not attend a party this fall.  Friendship Manor in Rock Island is hosting its second annual "No Show Gala."  The non-profit is asking for donations without the hassle of organizing a party.

Library services and long range plans will be the subjects for an upcoming series at the Rock Island Library called "Coffee and Conversation." 

Togo Uprising QC

Oct 20, 2017

Even though they now live thousands of miles from their native country, hundreds of people are expected to demonstrate tomorrow in the Quad Cities for civil rights and political change in the west African country of Togo. Members of the group, Togo Uprising QC, will hold a rally and march in Rock Island.


Paintings by a nearly-forgotten artist from the Quad Cities are featured now at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. Irma Rene Koen was born in Rock Island in 1883, lived and painted here for many years, and then moved to Mexico where she died in 1975.

Rock Island School District

A school in Houston, damaged by Hurricane Harvey, will get some welcome help thanks to students at a school in Rock Island. Wednesday donations collected at Eugene Field Elementary will be loaded, then leave for Texas on Friday.

Augustana College and the Rock Island Public Library have signed an agreement. The new, reciprocal agreement allows students to borrow from the city library, and opens up the college's Tredway Library to city residents.

Ambitious plans are in the works for Douglas Park in Rock Island. Tuesday city officials and members of the Friends of Douglas Park announced they want to turn the 102 year old firehouse into a museum.