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The City of Rock Island is hosting a public open house on to give residents an opportunity to review and comment on the City’s draft comprehensive plan.

Residents may drop in at any time between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4501 7th Avenue Rock Island, IL to learn more about the project and ask questions of city staff and consultants.

Community Caring Conference (CCC) of Rock Island has organized and supported Neighborhood Watches since 1976.  The crime prevention and safety program is supported with funds provided by sponsoring churches, United Way, the City of Rock Island, the state of Illinois, the Rock Island Community Foundation, the Doris and Victor Day Foundation and fundraising efforts such as the Membership Drive.  You are one of the police's best assets.  So get involved!

The mission of the Community Caring Conference is to unite the community by getting to know one another, discussing mutual neighborhood and community concerns, and working together in a spirit of caring and cooperation to resolve those concerns... Ultimately improving the quality of life within the community.

Reasons to Join?

Action Supported by Donations:

· Assists in solving any type of neighborhood or community issues.

· Removes graffiti from homes, businesses and garages.

· Conducts Child-ID for parents, schools, daycares, churches with funds provided by The Moline Foundation.

· Provides a friend to victims of crime.

· Prepares individuals for better paying jobs.

· Assists immigrant and minority women with various health screenings.

· Hosts the Annual Quad City Hero Awards Banquet in partnership with Jumer's Casino and Hotel.

· Hosts various safety prevention and candidates forums to educate citizens regarding various issues that affect them.

Fill out the form available online at or get a paper version at the Community Caring Conferene office and send it in or donate online at . Your donation of $25 or more will provide you with updates* on Community Caring Conference programs and events.

*Updates will be provided by postal mail or email. Contact Community Caring Conference to be removed from our contact lists.


The City of Rock Island and Community Caring Conference would like to remind residents that Halloween Trick or Treat hours for Rock Island will be Thursday, October 31, from 5-8pm. Residents who wish to hand out candy should leave a door or porch light on. Trick-or Treaters should only visit homes with outside lights on.

Trunk or Treet will be tonight, Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Second Baptist Church & Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center from 5-9pm. Trick or treat from car to car in the parking lot of the Second Baptist Church. Volunteers will be decorating their cars so children can safely trick or treat. Face painting, a haunted house, and much more! Come join the fun. Contact Second Baptist Church or the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to donate or volunteer.

We are excited to announce the 2013 Quad City Community Hero Award Winners!

Bi-State -- Honor Flight of the Quad Cities

Crime Fighter of the Year -- Rock Island Police Sergeant Steven Metscaviz

Law Enforcement -- Rock Island Police Officer Steven Marty and Gary Morehouse

Individual -- Rock Island County Court Service Director Dave Vanlandegan, who is
retiring after many, many years of dedicated services -- Rock Island County Sheriff's Department Correction Officer Ed Schiltz

Educator -- Thurgood Marshall Learning Center Teacher Steve VanDeWalle

Youth -- Rock Island Christian Friendliness/Youth Hope Director Chris Britton

Business -- Quad City Arts and Alcoa Hablo Group

Organization -- Heart of Hope Ministries and Micah House

Lifetime Achievement -- Rev. Lance Chaney (former pastor of Greater Antioch

Baptist Church) and Sheila Rind (Old Chicago Neighborhood Activist)



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