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Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation to better protect state workers after a deadly attack on a child welfare caseworker last fall. Pamela Knight, a Department of Children and Family Services employee, was attacked by a father when she tried to take protective custody of a child in Milledgeville. The 59-year-old died from her injuries in February.

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A US senator and congresswoman from Illinois are pushing the Army to bring the Rock Island Arsenal into the 21st century.

Michelle O'Neill reports this morning, Dick Durbin and Cheri Bustos joined General Gus Perna, Commander of the Army Materiel Command, and Under Secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy, to take a tour of Arsenal Island. / The Bend Facebook page

Developers of The Bend in East Moline now have the financial backing needed to continue the riverfront project. At a special meeting last night, the city council approved a $10.2 million line of credit for the development.

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Apr 11, 2018
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When real spring weather finally arrives in the Quad Cities, it should make hundreds of construction workers happy.

Michelle O'Neill gives us an update on the I-74 bridge project.

On Midwest Week, some major decisions are coming up for the board of the Quad City Airport, including hiring a new director and where to find new revenue. / Google Maps

Iowa US Representative Dave Loebsack visited the Thomson prison today as he tries to maintain its funding. It's been about three years since the congressman from Iowa City visited the federal prison north of the Quad Cities. Even though it could hold a lot more prisoners, it's current population is 344.

Galesburg Police Department

Two days after 26 year old Jenni McGruder was fatally shot in Galesburg, police have released the name of her possible killer. Tuesday they issued a warrant for 28 year old Jonathan Kelly, of Galesburg, charging him with three counts of murder.

Detours in Bettendorf

Apr 2, 2018
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As part of construction of the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge, some work and detours will begin this week  ( 4/2/18 ) in Bettendorf. The Iowa Department of Transportation says the work includes repairing 14th Street, and building a new entrance ramp from Grant Street to westbound Interstate 74. / Maneuver Moline

Contractors will close a couple of roads in Moline this week as part of the I-74 bridge project.

The I-74 River Drive exit ramp will be closed, but drivers only have to go to 7th Avenue to get off the highway. The exit ramp will be closed most of April.