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Markham Named June Employee of the Month at Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University IT Manager Kevin Markham has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for June 2022. Markham began working at WIU in 2001 as a Digital Computer Operator II in Administrative Information Management Systems (AIMS) and resigned in March 2004. He began working in AIMS in October 2004 as a Digital Computer Operator III. He was reallocated by audit to Applications Programmer I in AIMS in September 2005; to Applications Programmer II in AIMS in October 2008; to Applications Programmer III in AIMS in May 2010; to Applications Analyst in AIMS in November 2013; and to his current position in May 2016.
ILLINOIS STATE
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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Issues Statement On Supreme Court Overturning Roe V. Wade

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the longstanding Roe v. Wade precedent:. “As a mother, a grandmother and a Catholic, I am gutted by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Make no mistake – this ruling will cost lives and livelihoods, and its impact will be felt for generations to come.
ILLINOIS STATE

Iowa’s Countryside Community Theatre Opens ‘Joseph’ Today!

Countryside Community Theatre Proudly presents, “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opening June 24th, 2021!. “Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat, ahead of your time!” One of the most enduring shows of all time, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.
IOWA STATE

Illinois Country Fans Can Kick Back At Back Road Music Festival August 13

The Back Road Music Festival returns for its 8th year to the Galva Park in Galva, IL. With 4 nationally touring country bands on the main stage complemented by 3 aspiring groups on the side stage, you will be guaranteed a memorable evening without the hustle & bustle of a big city show. Live music, great food, good times & a family-friendly environment that you will NOT want to miss.
GALVA, IL

During Pride Month, Celebrate A True Trans And Musical Pioneer

From The Weeknd to the soundtrack to “Stranger Things,” synth pop is an integral part of the musical landscape of our times, and has been for decades. Aside from minor blips when it’s faded from style, the sound of synthesizers has been a constant companion for everything from avant garde pop to boy and girl band tracks and even as one of the elements of nu metal.
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Mercado On Fifth Returns To Moline With Great Food And Fun FRIDAY!

Bringing Back Mexican Cuisine, Culture And More Fridays through Sept. 10 from 5 to 10 p.m. at 432 12th Street in Moline, everyone can get the weekend started right with Mercado! There will be a variety of children’s activities, delicious Mexican cuisine, and unique retail stands selling everything from jewelry to hand-sewn blouses and imported ceramics.
MOLINE, IL

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WALCOTT, IA

Western Illinois’ Purple Post Transitions to Leatherneck Link

MACOMB/Moline, IL – For more than 11 years, the Western Illinois University Office of Student Engagement’s (OSE) “Purple Post” site has served as the premier resource for WIU students looking to get involved. Beginning July 1, 2022, the Purple Post will transition to a new format, the Leatherneck Link, which will provide even easier access and opportunities for students to make the most of their WIU experience.
MOLINE, IL

Class Of ’82 Bring ’80s Music And Fun To Moline’s Bass Street Tonight

With summer comes the sound of live outdoor music in our downtowns!. Enjoy this free summer concert series every Thursday night through August 11th in Downtown Moline!. Moline Centre’s Thursday Night Summer Concert Series takes place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Plaza at Bass Street Landing. Tonight’s show is from Class of ’82, bringing in the ’80s tunes!
MOLINE, IL

Illinois Foodies Can Join Chef Kwame And Learn About New Recipes And Foods Tomorrow

Join the Colona Library as they present An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi on June 22. Top Chef contestant and award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi will discuss his cookbook My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef. His cookbook celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora, “the world’s wisest food.” Onwuachi will share stories behind his family’s recipes, and the importance of the connections between cuisine, place, and culture.
ILLINOIS STATE