Davenport is spending $3 million for upgrades at the River Center and Adler Theatre. A project to replace the boilers has already started, and the city will soon approve bids to replace the roof-top units and controllers.
Earnings and revenue fell for Lee Enterprises in the third quarter. Friday the media company based in Davenport and owner of the Quad City Times, reported net income during April, May, and June of 4.8 million dollars - down from 6.3 million a year ago.
Temperatures and precipitation were about normal in the Quad Cities and Dubuque last month. The National Weather Service says the average temperature in Moline was 75 degrees - about half a degree below normal - while Dubuque averaged 71 1/2 degrees - also about half a degree below normal.
Now that the US has imposed tariffs on many Chinese products, China has retaliated with a 25 per cent tariff on American soybeans. And that has farmers and local officials worried, especially along the Mississippi River where 5 of the top ten soybean producing states are located.
Fixing up one of Davenport's entry-ways may start with re-zoning. This month and next, the city council will consider a plan to re-zone some properties on Rockingham Road, on the west side of the city.