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Northwestern University will be taking additional steps to ensure its campus buildings are bird friendly.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is facing a primary challenge after he infuriated far-right members of his own Republican party with his actions on abortion, immigration and other issues.

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A man died and two Davenport police officers were injured in a weekend shooting. 

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A monthly survey of business leaders suggests economic conditions continue to improve for nine Midwest and Plains states, including Iowa. 

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Iowa has set up a Text-to-911 system for wireless phones. Officials say 94 of Iowa's 113 emergency calls centers can accept text messages from at least one wireless phone carrier. 

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Agriculture experts say pumpkin crops in central Illinois are still recovering, but improving two years after heavy rain decimated area yields.

Davenport police are looking into threats posted on social media regarding a possible shooting at a high school. 

Quad City International Airport is receiving nearly $3.3 million in federal funds to replace lighting on a runway and plan for future needs. 

NASA’s projection of the August 21 solar eclipse.

A total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on Monday, August 21. 

Shannon Schmoll, director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University, explains why and how it happens, and what we can learn from an eclipse.

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 DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) _ An independent study finds no racial bias in traffic stops by police in a city in eastern Iowa but notes that minority drivers are more likely to be arrested and cited once they're stopped.