Rock Island

RI Flood Prep

Oct 9, 2018
City of Rock Island

Even though it has a floodwall, the City of Rock Island continues to prepare for flooding by the Mississippi River, including installing pumps and closing gatewells.

More Rain, More Flooding

Oct 8, 2018

More rain over the weekend means more flooding by rivers in this area. 

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The Quad City Botanical Center is expanding, and is asking people to help decide what to do next.

More construction is coming to the Mississippi River near the Rock Island Arsenal. This project will repair a guidewall, which helps towboats enter the locks.


Repair work is scheduled to begin Tuesday on the Centennial Bridge, between Rock Island and Davenport. The Illinois Department of Transportation says motorists can expect day-time lane closures.

"A Golden Celebration of People" -- that's the name of the 50th anniversary party for Project Now, the community action agency in the Illinois Quad Cities. Tomorrow afternoon, the agency will host elected officials and residents to at Schwiebert Park in Rock Island.

courtesy of the Dispatch/Argus & QC Online

For the holiday weekend, look forward to races, parades, and politicians in the Quad Cities.

City of Rock Island

Rock Island may sell two public housing complexes to the company that's been managing them. Monday night the city council will consider final agreements with Millenia Housing, based in Cleveland, Ohio, so it can buy and renovate Century Woods and Heather Ridge. 

City of Rock Island

Re-surfacing of a busy Rock Island street will start Monday (8/27). Four blocks of 18th Avenue will be closed this week from 17th to 21st Street. 

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After having coffee and conversations with patrons, the Rock Island Library wants them to help create a new, four-year strategic plan. This week, the library will host two public meetings to hear more about what residents want and how to accomplish those goals.