2017

Noon Year's Eve Is Midnight for Kids
As a media person with a marketing background, I have much appreciation for creative, well-executed ideas. Whoever came up with Noon Year's Eve is a genius.
If you've not heard of it before, Noon Year's Eve is a New Year's celebration that takes place leading up to the Noon hour o…
Changes to Davenport Parking Ramps Could Cause Chaos
Changes to parking ramps in downtown Davenport in the new year are sure to cause confusion for drivers.
Starting on January 9, 2017, all three of Davenport's parking ramps will have automatic pay stations.  You can either pay by fixed rates using cash, debit or credit card, or with a monthl…
New Laws to Take Effect in Illinois Quad Cities on January 1
The new year signals a new beginning - a time to re-evaluate, commit to new goals, or in the case of the state, enact new laws. Over 200 new laws will go into effect in Illinois on January 1.

The so-called "tampon tax" will disappear, ensuring that feminine hygiene product…
Give Them The Gift Of Smashed Trucks
As a kid I was obsessed with time. My kindergarten teacher couldn't get me to stop playing with an alarm clock in class, and I would always color wall calendars for my Mom.
The Quad City Times has come up with a calendar that is quintessentially homegrown, and puts my hand-drawn calend…