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The Bettendorf City Council may offer early retirement incentives to a group of employees. 

state of Iowa

One month into this year's session, what has the Iowa legislature accomplished so far ?

Bettendorf Police Department

A veteran of the Bettendorf Police Department will probably soon become its next chief. Today the city announced, Captain Keith Kimball has been chosen to replace Phil Redington, who's led the department for 25 years, and plans to retire in May. 

A Galesburg resident will join congresswoman Cheri Bustos at the State of the Union Address on Tuesday. Sarah Miller first contacted Bustos in April 2016 when Galesburg tested high for lead content in water.

Residents of Illinois should soon start paying less for their electricity and natural gas. The Illinois Commerce Commission, which regulates public utilities, has ordered 22 companies to reduce their rates or show why they shouldn't have to.

Tori Charnetzki / WVIK News

On Tuesday, January 30th, NPR News will offer live special coverage of President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address and the Democratic Party response. And you can hear it live on WVIK beginning at 8 pm. 

Government Bridge Closing

Jan 26, 2018
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The Government Bridge will be closed for several days both next week and the following week for repairs. / MidAmerican Energy, posted on the IUB website

Utilities in Iowa agree their customers should reap the benefits of corporate tax cuts. This afternoon, the Iowa Utilities Board held a workshop featuring presentations from several companies, including MidAmerican Energy and Iowa American Water Company. This month, the corporate tax rate dropped from 35% to 21%.

Tom Specketer, VP and CFO of MidAmerican Energy, told the utilities board the company estimates it may save around $99 million on its federal tax bill. And Specketer said the utility already has a way to share the savings with customers.

The political action committee associated with the progressive advocacy platform announced Thursday its endorsement of Illinois State Sen. Daniel Biss for Governor of Illinois.