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  1. Groups organizing cleanup along Rock River in JanesvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | The Janesville Gazette

    Low water levels due to Monterey Dam removal work in July has exposed large, muddy shorelines throughout the park. Groups are planning to clean up the Rock River area by Monterey Park.

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  2. Illinois oak cut down after branch kills 2 men at fireworksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 | The Janesville Gazette

    A towering oak tree has been cut down in western Illinois after a huge branch fell and killed two men watching a fireworks show. Sixty-one-year-old Daniel Mendoza Sr. of Rock Island and 72-year-old Lawrence Anderson of Moline were killed July 3 outside the county courthouse in Rock Island.

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  3. 2 dead after tree branch falls on crowd at fireworks showRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2018 | The Janesville Gazette

    Two people died and several others were injured after a branch measuring in parts more than 8 feet around fell on spectators during a fireworks display in western Illinois, authorities said. Rock Island County Sheriff Gerald Bustos said Wednesday that the branch fell from an oak tree that's believed to be about 100 years old.

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  4. The Latest: Branch fell from 100-year-old tree, killing 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2018 | The Janesville Gazette

    The Latest on a tree branch that fell on spectators, killing two, at a western Illinois fireworks display : A western Illinois sheriff says the branch that fell on spectators during a fireworks display, killing two, measured more than 8-feet around at its base and was about 45 feet long. Rock Island County Sheriff Gerald Bustos said Wednesday the branch fell from an oak tree that's believed to be about 100 years old.

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  5. Glen Loyd Videos: Railroad marvels over AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | The Janesville Gazette

    Follow the Rock River down to the Mississippi and you will find yourself in Rock Island Illinois, an important city in railroad history. The mighty Rock Island line took the city's name when founded there in 1851 and was an important link to Wisconsin railroads west.

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  6. Glen Loyd Videos: 50s steam trains, streamliners and cars in colorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | The Janesville Gazette

    The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad was founded in Rock Island, Illinois in 1851. It was an important line and songs were written about it, but this "Rock Island" line was liquidated in bankruptcy in 1980.

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