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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


2018 Community Clean-up Day


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


Your Annual Water Quality Report is now available at www.ilrwa.org/CCR/RapCity.pdf. To speak with someone about this report or to have a copy of it mailed to you, please call 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!

RAPIDS CITY RESIDENTS
NOTICE OF
CONSOLIDATED ELECTION APRIL 2ND, 2019.


ELECTION PACKETS MAY BE PICKED UP AT
RAPIDS CITY VILLAGE OFFICE
1204 4TH AVENUE
STARTING SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2018
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY 9AM TO 4PM
AND
WEDNESDAY 8:30AM TO 5:30PM.


POSITIONS OPEN FOR ELECTION:
3 - 4 YEAR VILLAGE TRUSTEE POSITON


FILING PERIOD INFORMATION:
PLACE:
RAPIDS CITY VILLAGE OFFICE
1204 4TH AVENUE
RAPIDS CITY, IL 61278
DATES:
DECEMBER 10TH, 2018 - DECEMBER 17TH, 2018
DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS

Rapids City President and Board of Trustees invite all Rapids City Seniors 60+ to our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Senior Appreciation Luncheon. Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 Time: 11:30 am to 1:30pm; Serving beginning at noon. Location: Rapids City Community Center This is a FREE luncheon to HONOR our Senior Citizens.

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