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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.

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Rapids City Junior Women's Club volunteer project

Rapids City Junior Women's Club volunteer project

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Village of Rapids City 17th Street Reconstruction


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RAPIDS CITY RESIDENTS
NOTICE OF CONSOLIDATED ELECTION APRIL 4TH, 2023

ELECTION PACKETS MAY BE PICKED UP AT
RAPIDS CITY VILLAGE HALL
1204 4TH AVENUE
STARTING SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2022
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY FROM 9AM TO 5PM
WEDNESDAY FROM 8:30AM TO 5:30PM

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

FILING PERIOD INFORMATION:
PLACE:
RAPIDS CITY VILLAGE HALL
1204 4TH AVENUE
RAPIDS CITY, IL 61278
DATES:
DECEMBER 12TH, 2022 –
DECEMBER 19TH, 2022
MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY FROM 9AM TO 5PM
WEDNESDAY FROM 8:30AM TO 5:30PM


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MODIFIED DATE FOR VILLAGE OF RAPIDS CITY REGULAR BOARD MEETING
ORIGINAL DATE: Tuesday, February 14th, 2023
MODIFIED DATE: Tuesday, February 7th, 2023
TIME: 7:00pm
PLACE: 1204 4th Avenue, Rapids City, IL 61278
AGENDA: Will be posted 48 hours prior to the meeting date.


The Village of Rapids City has provided a link to the Rock Island County Health Department website to aid with the COVID-19 vaccination process. https://www.richd.org/  If you have questions related to public health please contact the Rock Island County Health Department.


• Village Board Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. At this time the meetings are being held upstairs at Village Hall located at 1204 4th Avenue. All meeting attendees are required to wear a mask when medically tolerable to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All meeting agendas will have a link to attend open meetings virtually via Zoom.


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Your Annual Water Quality Report is now available at www.ilrwa.org/CCR/RapCity.pdf.

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