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Iowa’s EV charging infrastructure growing slowly 

A devoted environmentalist, Mike Carberry purchased a Chevy Bolt last year and he’s now among the relatively small number of Iowans driving a fully...

Vintage Iron gym honors ‘golden era’ of bodybuilding

Isaac Daniels of Moline had a big day on Saturday, May 25. At 2 p.m. that afternoon, he graduated from Augustana College. But that morning...

Memorial Day message: ‘They were people just like us’

The nation’s fallen heroes were remembered and honored at many Memorial Day services across the region on Monday, May 27. Those who died in battle...
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EICC honors long-time faculty and staff for contributions

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) recently honored six current and former staff and faculty members with 2024 Emeritus Awards. Launched in 2015, the annual award...

Downtown RI YWCA ready for its closeup

The new 64,000-square-foot YWCA Quad Cities in downtown Rock Island has been five years in the making. Its champions have weathered a global pandemic and...
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Explore cannabis culture at first Tree-O-Nine (309) Festival in EM

Explore the cannabis culture at the first-ever Tree-0-Nine (309) Festival featuring two days of music, art, food and vendors to celebrate, educate, and advocate. Sponsored...
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WIU to offer Rural Residency Summer Symposium

The Western Illinois University (WIU) Office of Teacher Education will host the 2024 Rural Residency Summer Symposium virtually on Zoom from 8:30 a.m. to...
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Planet Fitness again offering High School Summer Pass

Planet Fitness has announced the return of its High School Summer Pass program. It invites high school teens ages 14-19 to work out for...
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It’s difficult to find reliable young talent, MRA survey says

The latest Hot Topic Survey by MRA shows demonstrating a strong work ethic and reliability is the top competency organizations look for when recruiting...

Women of Influence: ‘Superheroes in disguise’ are honored

A group of local women was honored for helping the community, helping people and being “superheroes in disguise.” The 11 “superheroes, are the inaugural class...
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EICC expands commercial truck driver program to Muscatine

MUSCATINE, Iowa – With a new Great Dane semi-trailer emblazoned with its logos serving as a backdrop, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) leaders celebrated...
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QC urged to race to support TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon

Joe Moreno is getting ready for another run. And he’s hoping the community will show up in force for the 2024 TBK Bank Quad...

New $38.9M St. Joan of Arc Catholic school set to break ground

St. Joan of Arc Foundation is inviting the public to join it for a groundbreaking of its new state-of-the-art Catholic school in north Bettendorf.  The...

Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling acquires Missouri company

Iowa-based Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Co. announced Tuesday, May 21, that it has acquired Trenton Coca-Cola Bottling Co., based in Trenton, Missouri. Terms of the...
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QC criteriums anchor Memorial Day weekend of cycling

The 57th Kwik Star Criterium will roll out on Monday, May 27, in the Village of East Davenport just one day after cyclists from...
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Honkamp seeks interns to explore accounting field

Honkamp, P.C., one of the Quad Cities’ top accounting firms, is looking to build a talent pipeline by offering a new free accounting program...

Improvements approved for Sunset Marina

Improvements are coming soon to Rock Island’s Sunset Marina.  The Rock Island City Council recently approved $3.6 million in funding for dredging, replacement of a...
Figge Art Museum

Figge receives Inspire Iowa grant 

The Figge Art Museum in Davenport is among six tourism entities statewide to receive a share of $250,000 in grants from the Iowa Economic...
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Russell Industrial Park buildings sold for $42.6M

Two buildings in the Russell Industrial Park in Davenport have been sold for $42.6 million to an undisclosed private buyer. One real estate official...

Reynolds, NASCAR exec among ABI Conference headliners

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s annual Taking Care of Business Conference – coming to Davenport next month – will host speakers with...
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