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Lawmakers in Springfield passed a bipartisan stopgap budget on Thursday, June 30. In addition to keeping the government open and programs running through the rest of 2016, the bill also included funding for education and transportation that runs through 2017. While there is plenty more work which must be done, the stopgap budget is a tremendous step in the right direction and will have a number of...

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Wait your turn, kid. That’s the main rule of making decisions about our community, isn’t it? You wait until you’re old enough to really understand the situation. You couldn’t possibly understand our community’s needs when you’re just a teenager. And even if you did, how would you know what to do? Wait. Learn. Listen. Wait some more....

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Mediacom Business, a division of Mediacom Communications Corporation, has announced an initiative to extend its scalable, high-capacity broadband network to hundreds of commercial properties in Quad Cities and surrounding communities. Dubbed Project Open Road, this effort to put gigabit Internet speeds within immediate reach of more local businesses is part of Mediacom's broader plan to invest $1...

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​A long-time priority of the Quad Cities Chamber received a boost this week. The State of Illinois has told the Federal Railroad Administration it will proceed with the proposal to reintroduce passenger rail service between the Quad Cities and Chicago....

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Technology linking stroke patients and the care team at UnityPoint Health® – Trinity with a neurologist specializing in stroke treatment from Loyola University Medical Center is helping to close the window of time needed to assess and begin treatment in the emergency department....

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Employees from Modern Woodmen of America’s home office are planning a special volunteer project. The Be an Everyday Hero project encourages employees, Quad Citians and individuals throughout the country to show support for first responders and military members this summer....

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We are empowering all of our people to think outside the box and think of different ways to solve problems. Law enforcement is our primary mission, but we’re trying to find ways to prevent crime, thinking outside the box to reduce the amount of crime so we don’t have to arrest as much. The community wants to be crime free, so we’re taking up different efforts in ways we’ve never explored...

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We deliver the expected and the unexpected at Triumph Community Bank. Our employees are committed not only to financial products and services, but also to making a difference in the communities we serve. From supporting our local youth to feeding the hungry, our employees are an integral part of our communities. This is how we break the rules every day at Triumph Community Bank....

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At Edwards Creative, we believe creativity and innovation go hand in hand! We encourage our staff to break the rules, to try new things and to have fun. That is our culture and that is how we will continue to build our business....

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Rock Island County is Breaking the Rules in all the best ways. In a time when politics seems to be a race to the most absurd extremes of self-dealing and personal aggrandizement, members of both parties on the Rock Island County Board are working to pivot away from self-interest and toward more effective government....

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​Nearly 4 years ago, Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities challenged some ideas about used medical equipment. Like the Quad Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Health & Home’s mission is to support the work of Habitat for Humanity and to keep usable materials out of landfills. While the main store, now it its 14th year, deals in building materials, furniture and appliances, the newer, Health...

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At Necker's, we've never been too good at following rules or the normal flow that most businesses go with. When Don Necker bought the jewelry store and changed the name to Necker's Jewelers back in the 50s, he also starting do things his way: the Necker's way. And like the jewelry store, the Necker's way has also been passed down to the 2nd generation and grown along the way....

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The Arc of the Quad Cities Area, one of the Quad Cities largest social services organizations and dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, announces the fulfillment of the Executive Director position. After 36 years of dedicated service, current Executive Director, Kyle R. Rick, is set to retire in July 2016....

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The Quad Cities Chamber, in partnership with Chamber member Sedona Technologies, has launched a newly designed website that will connect members of the military with resources, community events, and military-friendly employers in the region. The site, HooahQuadCities.com, is part of a long-standing Chamber program focused on supporting the military community....

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Today, thousands of supporters of the Next Generation Energy Plan (NGEP) drove from the Quad Cities, Clinton, and all around Illinois to converge on the state capitol. Earlier this month, Exelon announced it would need to close its Clinton and Quad Cities plants unless Illinois passed legislation supporting clean energy and reforming policy to recognize and reflect nuclear energy's role as a clean...

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