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The Village of Rapids City

Located at the upper end of the Rock Island Rapids, Rapids City grew around the site of a grist and saw mill. Laid out in 1838 and incorporated in 1875, the village boomed during the 1870's through the 1880's. Because of neighboring coal mines during this period, grocery and dry goods stores, a blacksmith shop, a restaurant, hotel, millinery and shoe store provided services for miners, farmers, and their families. Charles Shuler operated the Rapids City Coal Mining Company during the 1880's.

Modern day Rapids City is located in the eastern portion of the Quad City metropolitan area along the banks of the Mississippi river in northwestern Illinois. It is a part of Rock Island County and is situated where Interstate 80 crosses into Iowa. Rapids City's land area equals 960 acres with a perimeter boundary just under 6 miles. The current population of 960 citizens is growing due to increased housing starts in new subdivisions.

Left - President Harold J. Mire Jr. Right - Hampton Police Chief Terry Engle

Rapids City Junior Women's Club volunteer project

News and Events

Village Board Meetings
2nd Tuesday of every month
7 P.M., Rapids City Village Hall

Next Meeting Agenda

Town Hall Meeting on February 21st, 2018 at 6pm at Village Hall

Village of Rapids City Easter Egg Hunt to be held at Sulphur Creek Park on March 24th, 2018 at 2:00pm. If you would like to volunteer for this event or would like more information please call the Village Office at 309-496-2321.

Rapids City will be holding an E-Waste Event on April 21st, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Collection of e-waste will be at the lot across from Brother's Family Restaurant on Route 84. This event will be for Rapids City residents only, ID will be required for this event. E-Waste Chart

Community Clean-Up Day will be held on April 28th, 2018. Volunteers please meet at Rapids City Village Hall at 9am. Clean-up areas will cover the Bike Path along Route 84, 12th Street and 17th Street. For more information please call the Village Office at 309-496-2321.

The President and Board of Trustees of Rapids City would like to invite all Rapids City Active/Reserve Military and Veterans to an appreciation luncheon honoring their service May 19th, 2018 from 11am to 1pm at the Rapids City Community Center. The Village is also please to announce a Representative from the VA will be at this event to reach out to aide anyone whom may be interested in the services they provide.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to help serve our Veterans and Military Personnel please contact the Village Office at 309-496-2321.

Free Blood Pressure Checks each Thursday at Village Hall at 10:00am. If Medics have an emergency call pressure checks may be canceled without notice.

We now have a "Little Library" located at 730-17th Street, alongside of the maintenance shop. This is a take and leave books. It was donated by the Rotary Club. Please take advantage of this awesome new addition to our community!

Your Annual Water Quality Report is now available at the Illinois Rural Water Association. This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. To speak with someone about this report or to have a copy of it mailed to you, please call (309) 496-2321.

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