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Garfield residence struck by gunfire on Friday

Galesburg Police early Friday afternoon (May 13th) responded to Garfield Avenue for a shots fired complaint. A home on Garfield Avenue was struck numerous times. A suspect vehicle was stopped near the intersection of Losey Street and Maple Avenue. According to police reports, a male subject heard about 15 shots while in his backyard and observed a blue Honda sedan traveling at a high rate of speed. Another male subject was able to provide dispatch with a license plate number. The witness also described a male suspect as a bald, shirtless, muscular man who departed on foot. Based on the witness’ accounts, the male subject in custody was released. A total of 13 shell casings were found in the area. The investigation is ongoing.
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QC area mourns sudden loss of a compassionate community leader

The many, many friends, family and co-workers of Cecilia O’Brien are mourning the sudden passing of the 61-year-old Quad Cities community leader. O’Brien, 61, Moline, died on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at UnityPoint — Trinity Hospital, Rock Island, after a short battle with cancer. She had been diagnosed just six weeks earlier, her sister Melita Tunnicliff said Sunday.
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Police: 1 injured in shooting in East Moline Saturday

EAST MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) - One person was injured in a shooting on Saturday in East Moline, police said. Officers were in the 13th Street and 13th Avenue area to clear people after tavern closing, according to the East Moline Police Department in a media release. While on foot police said they heard multiple gunshots in the area.

Carrie Underwood’s New Tour Includes Show in the Quad Cities

Carrie Underwood is continuing her Las Vegas residency this week but later this year, you'll be able to see her less than 90 minutes from Cedar Rapids. Monday morning, Carrie revealed her "Denim and Rhinestones" Tour. The tour includes a combined 43 shows in 2022 and 2023. Before we get to the details of that concert in the Quad Cities, let's reminisce about the amazing career this country superstar has had to date.

Carrie Underwood Tour in Late 2022 Includes Moline, IL

Carrie Underwood is taking her new music on the road: She has just announced her extensive Denim & Rhinestones Tour, which will kick off on October 15 in Greenville, S.C, and last through spring 2023. The tour takes its name from her upcoming new album, Denim & Rhinestones, which is...

Gift shop, coffee shop, children's art camp among Galesburg Community Art center plans

GALESBURG — Visitors can expect to see new floors and fresh paint in the Galesburg Community Art Center next week as the space reopens to the public on Friday, May 20. Tuesday Cetin, executive director of the art center, said the opening reception will begin at 5 p.m. for members and 6 p.m. for the general public. The free event will present the art show “Bridges” by Dusty Scott and Stacy Lotz and include a cash bar.

Project 350 volunteers replace lost trees

Volunteers planted 14 trees in the playground and shelter area of Lake Storey Park on May 14 as part of Galesburg’s Project 350. Workers from the Lions Club, Sunrise Rotary, the Galesburg Tree Commission and the community completed the plantings in two hours. The Galesburg Heritage Days group asked the City Park Department to replace […]

Kewanee girls to host softball regionals this week

"Stronger when we are together" is what Head Coach Rob Weston told his team going into regionals next week, when Kewanee will be hosting the 2A regional. On Monday May 16, #8 seed Mendota will be in the play-in game at #7 seed Bureau Valley. Also on Monday, Kewanee, the #4 seed, will be playing the Hall Lady Red Devils.

Popular Area Zoo Announces Birth of Baby Monkey & New Exhibit [PHOTO]

The zoo has made two exciting announcements. Niabi Zoo has two pieces of news to share. Let's start with the baby news. Last Monday, May 9, an Eastern Black and White Colobus monkey was born at the zoo in Coal Valley, Illinois, about an hour-and-a-half from Cedar Rapids. His name is Bitinze. In the picture below, he's being held by his mom Kenna. Bitinze is her first baby.

Carrie Underwood to play Moline in November

Eight-time Grammy winner and three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year, Carrie Underwood will bring her new “Denim & Rhinestones Tour” to Moline’s TaxSlayer Center on Nov. 12, 2022. Tickets will go on sale May 20 at 10 a.m. The new tour, promoted by AEG Presents, will kick...