Rock Island

Hoping to help bars and restaurants re-open after being closed for more than two months, Rock Island may relax the rules for outdoor dining and drinking. Monday night the city council will consider allowing the mayor and city manager approve applications.

Rock Island County State's Attorney

Two Rock Island police officers were justified in shooting an armed man last month. That was the announcement Thursday afternoon from State's Attorney Dora Villarreal, after reviewing the investigation by the Rock Island County Integrity Task Force. 

City of Rock Island

Faced with the possible loss of millions of dollars, the city of Rock Island wants the federal government to help. Monday night the city council will vote on a resolution asking that future COVID-19 relief bills provide direct financial help to local governments.

To help local businesses survive the pandemic, East Moline, Moline, and Rock Island have hired a company to help them provide information on loans, grants, and other assistance that might be available. 

Annette Hutto

Annette Hutto grew up on the south side of Chicago, and majored in geology at Augustana College. During her junior year she came up with the idea to open a coffeehouse on the corner of 30th Street and 14th Avenue, near the campus in Rock Island. And in August 2009, she opened Cool Beanz, fell in love with the College Hill District, and has been a key to its revitalization. 

Rock Island Parks and Recreation

Despite the pandemic, life will at least begin to return to normal for one group of people. Following the relaxation of the stay-at-home rules by the governor of Illinois, two golf courses in Rock Island will re-open this weekend.

Illinois Casualty Co., Rock Island

Business owners in one of the hardest hit sectors of the economy are getting a break. Because of the pandemic, a Quad Cities-based company that provides dram shop insurance for bars, restaurants, and convenience stores has suspended billing for a month.

City of Rock Island

More units of affordable housing could soon be built in Rock Island. Monday night the city council will consider selling some property along 11th Street to Gorman and Company, from Wisconsin.

City of Galesburg

A man with experience working in the Quad Cities will soon begin working in Galesburg. The city has hired Ryan Berger to be Director of Community Development.

A private company is interested in taking over water and wastewater service in Rock Island from the city. Monday night Illinois American Water will make a presentation to the city council.