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Could Mini Golf Be Coming to the Davenport Riverfront?
Could downtown Davenport be the next location for an 18-hole mini golf course? Davenport's Riverfront Improvement Commission has voted to start negotiating terms that would bring miniature golf to the Davenport riverfront.
The commission's approval of the concept doesn't mean the minia…
Quad City Students Showcase Their Talents at the Figge
The Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities will be showing off student work from the fall semester in a musical, artistic, theatrical showcase.
The Creative Arts Academy will host its annual Fall Fest 5:30 - 7:30 pm ,Tuesday, Oct...
4 Things To Do This Weekend in the Quad Cities
There's plenty to do in the Quad Cities this weekend. From the not-so-scary to sexy; here are some of my suggestions.
1. Not So Scary Halloween Walk, Quad City Botanical Center, Rock Island 7-9 pm tonight. Back for the second year, this event promises to be a family favorite for years to come...
Flip Cup World Record Attempt Held in Rock Island
Local Rock Island fraternity Alpha Sigma Xi is hosting "Flip the District" on Oct. 21 from 11 am to 1 pm in The District of Rock Island, a charity event to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention.
The fundraiser will feature an attempt to break the world reco…
Should Quad Cities Parades Ban Candy?
I've driven the KIIK truck in three parades this year and on at least one occasion it was a scary endeavor. While it was great to see so many our our listeners, the number of folks jumping out in front of our vehicles and others to pick up candy off the street made for a white-knuckle ride...
Bettendorf Puts Limits On Fireworks
Fireworks likely won't be exploding late in the night in Bettendorf over the Fourth of July and New Year holidays.
City council voted in favor of new time limits for setting off the explosives on first reading Tuesday night...
Halloween Event at Illiniwek Includes Spooky Family Fun
If you're looking for some outdoor Halloween family fun, Illiniwek Forest Preserve, Hampton, is hosting a Halloween event with a costume and campsite decorating contests, hayrack rides, pumpkin painting and trick-or-treating on Oct. 21 from 2 p...
What Are IL and IA’s Fave Hallowe’en Candy?
Back in the day (my way of saying "when I was a kid") there was candy that was manufactured specifically for Hallowe'en. You'd only find those treats in your trick-or-treat bag. These days, most popular candy that you can find year-round is the standard Hallowe'en fa…
Get Spooked By Davenport’s Dark And Deadly Past
October is the perfect month to hear tales of Davenport's spooky haunted history. The German American Heritage Center in downtown Davenport offers guided tours every Friday evening and Saturday morning with stories of murders, serial killers and which areas downtown that could be haunted.
That m…

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