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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

News and Events

VILLAGE OF RAPIDS CITY
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING NOTICE
DATE: Thursday, March 21st, 2024
TIME: 6:00pm
PLACE: 1204 4th Avenue, Rapids City, IL
ZOOM: Click Here
TO DISCUSS:

  • Police Protection

  • VILLAGE OF RAPIDS CITY
    COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING NOTICE
    DATE: Tuesday, March 26th, 2024
    TIME: 6:00pm
    PLACE: 1204 4th Avenue, Rapids City, IL
    ZOOM:
    TO DISCUSS:
    2024/2025 Budget Planning Meeting – Personnel and Finance


    VILLAGE OF RAPIDS CITY
    COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING NOTICE
    DATE: Tuesday, April 9th, 2024
    TIME: 6:00pm
    PLACE: 1204 4th Avenue, Rapids City, IL
    ZOOM:
    TO DISCUSS:
    2024/2025 Budget Planning Meeting – Rough Draft


    VILLAGE OF RAPIDS CITY
    COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING NOTICE
    DATE: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024
    TIME: 6:00pm
    PLACE: 1204 4th Avenue, Rapids City, IL
    ZOOM:
    TO DISCUSS:
    2024/2025 Budget Reading and Passage


    02-15-2024 Board Agenda


    17th Street project updates can be found on Axiom Consultants website linked below.
    www.axiom-rapidscity.com/17th-street-2023-proj


    Spring Newsletter


    • 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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