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Galesburg will continue helping its residents and businesses pay the lowest cost possible for electricity. This week, the city council chose Homefield Energy to be its power supplier. 

Rock Island County will continue to own its nursing home, but it'll be run by a professional manager, with a governing board of local residents. That was the decision Tuesday night by the county board after more than a year of discussion.

WVIK Staff

Moline is asking residents to be on the look-out for the largest pothole in the city. The annual "Pothole of the Month" contest started this month, and awards $50 giftcards to whom-ever reports the largest pothole.

WVIK Staff

Governor Terry Branstad thinks he and the Iowa legislature may be able to come up with a way to pay for road, bridge, and other infrastructure projects across the state.

submitted / City of Rock Island

A Taylor Ridge developer is asking the Rock Island City Council to annex and rezone land along Highway 92 near a city golf course. Tonight, aldermen are scheduled to consider the request from Raju Penmatcha who has worked with Rock Island on other projects in the past.

Rock Island County

The Rock Island County board may soon decide what to do with the county nursing home. Last week, board members discussed four options for the Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline, and a vote is possible Tuesday night.

submitted / Merge Architects, Boston

A new park in Davenport will honor Martin Luther King and the importance of black history. This morning, Mayor Bill Gluba and members of the King Task Force announced the park will be located at East 5th Street and Brady. The city owns the property which is currently used as a parking lot.

Quad City Times

On Midwest Week, a possible threat to the Rock Island Arsenal.

Burgess Dies in Prison

Jan 16, 2015
Ill Dept of Corrections

A man convicted of a notorious child killing in western Illinois has died in prison. The Department of Corrections says 47 year old Ray Burgess died Tuesday at the Stateville Correctional Center.

WVIK Staff

Despite harsh temperatures, flooding, and fires, 2014 was a good year for Rock Island. That was the message today  from Mayor Dennis Pauley during his annual state of the city address to a joint meeting of Kiwanis and Rotary clubs.  Last year, Rock Island was forced to make unexpected repairs to streets after flooding and extreme cold temperatures. And, a fire in September damaged some downtown buildings.