Council members and Rock Island police say the move was necessary to make the city safer following a summer of violent incidents in the downtown bar district, including the shooting death of a 43-year-old man that led the city to impose a curfew the following night.
Rock Island is focusing efforts on bringing more businesses to its downtown area.
Council members would like to hear from residents, business owners, property owners and anyone interested in the future of the District and downtown Rock Island.
A Rock Island man has been charged with shooting four of the six people wounded by gunfire Aug. 29 in The District, court documents show.
Closing time for bars in the District of Rock Island will temporarily remain at 2 a.m., with a sunset date of Feb. 28, when the time reverts b…
Bars in the District of Rock Island are now one step closer to an earlier closing time of 2 a.m., instead of the traditional 3 a.m.
Sunrise was an hour away last Saturday when Wendy Ramsdale heard her phone ringing.
Rock Island Police have charged a man in connection to the shooting early Saturday in The District in downtown Rock Island.
One killed, at least one critically injured after disturbance in The District, Rock Island, on Saturday morning
One man is dead and three other people are injured in a shooting after a large crowd gathered in the 1000 block of West 3rd Street in Davenpor…
Rock Island bars will now close at 2 a.m.
Davenport women miss - by inches - being struck by driver who rammed squad car in Rock Island
Friday featured both the return of sunshine, with a nice breezy wind, and the sound of business to Rock Island. Car engines as motorists drove…
The bad news: Bennigan’s in Rock Island is closing.
Mama Compton's restaurant, a fixture in downtown Rock Island since 2003, is closing its doors. But the owner is determined to reopen next year in a new location. Psyndy Compton-Muse, who co-owns the homey eatery with her son, Robert Wakeland, said the restaurant will close with a Halloween bash from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday.
"It's time for us to say 'We've got to find a better place,'" she said Thursday, criticizing the downtown's nightlife and The District. "In order, as a small business, to thrive, we need this downtown area to be growing, and we decided that is not happening."
The question of whether a Rock Island man is fit to stand trial on charges stemming from a massive fire in downtown Rock Island last year like…