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The Rock Island County Health Department can help people qualify for medical marijuana. Monday it announced joining a statewide program to help the Illinois Department of Public Health.

submitted / City of Bettendorf

Bettendorf will soon have a new police chief. Next month, Phil Redington will retire after working for the city for 41 years.

Michelle O'Neill reports Redington was a junior at St. Ambrose University in Davenport when he got hired to work for the Bettendorf Police Department.

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge website

This week, traffic will change again in Bettendorf due to construction of the I-74 bridge.

Davenport Fire Department

The city of Davenport has narrowed its search for a new Fire Chief from 27 applications to three finalists. / Davenport Civil Rights Commission website

Author Richard Rothstein will speak on Friday at the Davenport Civil Rights Commission's Fair Housing Symposium. Rothstein's book is entitled, "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America." It focuses on discriminatory housing practices and the impact government policies have had on segregation and its lingering effects.

First Army Centennial

Apr 26, 2018

One of the commands based on Arsenal Island is preparing to celebrate its centennial. First Army was formed in 1918, and its headquarters moved to the Quad Cities in 2011.


After seven months without a county administrator, the Rock Island County board may choose a replacement Wednesday night. The board is scheduled to interview James Snider in closed session, and then may come into open session to vote on hiring him.


A national search for a new Rock Island County administrator is nearly over. The county board may decide Wednesday night to hire James Snider from Freeport, Illinois.

Iowa experiments with a new way of assessing criminal defendants, designed to allow more people to be released while their cases progress.

Olathea Golf Course

Some land in eastern Scott County may soon be converted from a golf course into new homes. Thursday night the board of supervisors will hold a public hearing on plans for the Olathea Golf Course, along Highway 67 between LeClaire and Princeton.