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City of Rock Island

Rock Island may sell two public housing complexes to the company that's been managing them. Monday night the city council will consider final agreements with Millenia Housing, based in Cleveland, Ohio, so it can buy and renovate Century Woods and Heather Ridge. 


The Rock Island County Recorder will be able to move to from the courthouse to the county office building, after all. Tuesday night, the county board approved spending 1.3 million dollars to digitize property records dating back to 1835.

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Construction crews will change traffic patterns in Moline this week.

Tomorrow, I-74 traffic will be moved from temporary, outer lanes to the new, inner lanes for traveling east and west. That section of highway is located south of Avenue of the Cities. And the Illinois DOT says these four lanes will be in use through the fall.

The I-74 exit to Avenue of the Cities will remain open, but the exit lane will be longer than it is now. Drivers should pay attention, and follow the construction signs.

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos—whose 17th Congressional District spans the Illinois Quad Cities and other northwestern parts of the state—says the recent indictment of a Republican congressman for alleged insider trading is the latest example of what she describes as the Republican Party's "rampant culture of corruption, cronyism and incompetence."


On Midwest Week, now that the Rock Island County Board has voted to demolish the courthouse, what happens next, and when might demolition occur.


Another effort is underway to combine two elected statewide offices in Illinois. Tuesday two republicans, Jim Dodge who's running for state treasurer and Darlene Senger, candidate for comptroller, brought their campaigns to merge the offices to the Quad Cities.

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Crews are placing huge, steel girders on piers over the Mississippi River near Moline, as construction of the new I-74 bridge continues. Today, officials from the Iowa Department of Transportation and DNR gave reporters an update about the project.

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After having coffee and conversations with patrons, the Rock Island Library wants them to help create a new, four-year strategic plan. This week, the library will host two public meetings to hear more about what residents want and how to accomplish those goals.

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The Secretary of the Army says the Rock Island Arsenal will help the military with readiness, modernization, and reform. Today in the Quad Cities, Mark Esper toured the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, and met with officials of the Army Sustainment Command, Joint Munitions Command, and First Army.

Customers of MidAmerican Energy in Iowa will get a break on their monthly bills next year, thanks to the legislature and governor.