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A Scott County judge has set a date for the third murder trial of Stanley Liggins. At a hearing this morning in Davenport, Judge Marlita Greve ordered the trial to be held on August 28th.

As we get ready to welcome 2018, we thought we’d take a few minutes to listen back to another wild year in Illinois government and politics. / City of Moline

Most of Moline's 19th Street will re-open before the New Year. Tomorrow, city workers will open the southbound lanes and one northbound lane, between 7th Avenue and 11th Avenue A. The other northbound lane of 19th Street will remain closed all winter.

Rock Island County

Despite the frigid weather, some elderly residents of Rock Island are climbing on buses  to visit the office of the county assessor. Thursday and Friday, 58 residents of Friendship Manor are applying for this year's senior homestead exemption - that would save them 500 dollars on their 2017 taxes.

The city of Davenport is now involved in two long and costly, court cases.

A more than 100 year old building in Moline could soon become a "landmark." Tuesday night the city council discussed a recommendation to make the Prospect Park Pavilion a city landmark.

submitted / Rock Island Police Department

A man accused of a fatal shooting in Rock Island last year is already being held in a Wisconsin federal prison.

On November, 2016, police responded to a call of shots fired near 12th Street and 10th Avenue. Officers found 37-year-old Richard Smith Jr. who had been shot once and later died at a hospital. A 16-year-old was injured but was treated and released.

Herb Trix / WVIK News, automated vehicle graphic from Iowa DOT

Self-driving cars and trucks are showing up on streets and roads around the country. And the Iowa Department of Transportation is taking autonomous vehicles into account as part of its I-80 Planning Study (see pdf below).

In the first of two reports, Michelle O'Neill starts with the basics about the new technology.

City of Rock Island

The Rock Island City Council will take a final vote Monday night on next year's budget. 

It will probably cost more to live in East Moline next year. Monday night the city council is scheduled to take a final vote on next year's budget, including the tax rate and tax levy.