Hoping to show how the city is surviving and thriving during the pandemic, Rock Island has created a series on social media called "R I Resilience." It's a collaboration of the city, Development Association of Rock Island, and dphilms.
After over a decade in Milan, Agrisolutions has a new home. On Thursday, the agricultural manufacturing company opened its 110,000 square foot plant in southwest Rock Island, which is almost four times larger than its previous space.
Rock Island aldermen may ask the county board and Public Building Commission to change their minds about demolishing the courthouse. Tonight's council agenda includes a resolution inviting the board and commission to work with Rock Island to privatize and redevelop the 120-year-old building.
The Rock Island Preservation Society will hold a rally this weekend to save the county courthouse from being demolished. Organizers say "This Place Matters" will celebrate the historical significance of the over 100-year-old building. And it also hopes to show the Rock Island county board that the courthouse deserves to be renovated, not torn down.
A historic but rundown block in downtown Rock Island has been transformed into loft apartments and commercial space. Thursday the Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renovation of the Star Block - in the 18-hundred block of 2nd Avenue.
Potential candidates for Rock Island mayor and city council can begin the campaign process this week. Tuesday at the Rock Island city clerk's office and across the state, candidates can pick up election packets for next year's municipal election.
The City of Rock Island may provide utility services to the Arsenal Island starting next year. Monday night, the city council considered hiring an outside firm to help determine the cost of taking over some services for the Rock Island Arsenal. The report should be ready in the fall.