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Dispatch Argus: Mayor Thoms says Rock Island is financially stable in State of City address

In his annual state of the city address Monday, Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms said the city is financially stable and has remained resilient amid challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Forgoing last year’s virtual-only address, the Kiwanis Club and Rock Island Rotary hosted their traditional buffet lunch Monday at the Quad City Botanical …

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NBC Chicago: Bradley Officer Pleaded for Her Life Before Being Shot to Death With Own Gun: Prosecutors

A Bradley police sergeant was “desperately pleading for her life” moments before a gunman fatally shot her with the officer’s own gun, Kankakee County prosecutors said Monday. Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe is seeking life sentences for Darius Sullivan, 25, and Xandria Harris, 26, who face a litany of felony charges in last week’s …

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KWQC: New plans to ‘Rebuild Downtown’ presented to Rock Island City Council

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – Downtown Rock Island leaders presented a $7 million plan to revitalize the area at a city council work session Monday night. Director of Downtown Rock island, Jack Cullen, in collaboration with Streamline Architects, came together and made plans to transform downtown into a better place for businesses and citizens alike. …

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ABC News: Aid groups mobilize to help victims of Midwest tornadoes

Disaster-aid and humanitarian groups are mobilizing to help tornado victims and setting up dedicated fund for donations to support their efforts. Here’s a look at some of the relief being provided and ways to donate. The American Red Cross is making it easy to send a quick $10 donation simply by texting “REDCROSS” addressed to the number, …

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Quad Cities: Illinois Gov. Pritzker Doubles Down On Mask Mandate And Covid Restrictions; When Will They End?

As Illinois covid numbers continue to improve, pressure is mounting for Gov. JB Pritzker to remove the covid-19 restrictions and mask mandate which has been in place since August, but yesterday in a press conference Pritzker renewed the mask mandate and said it was still “way too early” to remove it. “If you go look …

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