Chief Black Hawk Statue in Rock Island is Staying Put

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Chief Black Hawk is here to stay.

The status of the Chief Black Hawk statue in Rock Island was the concern of many when word got out that Wal-Mart would be moving into the Watch Tower Plaza.  Rock Island Mayor Pauley told News 8 today that Wal-Mart has agreed to keep the statue in its original location.

“We conveyed the importance to them,” Mayor Pauley says.  “They knew that was a historic item there and that people wanted it to stay.   They knew it would reflect very well on them if it did stay there.”

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