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A private company is interested in taking over water and wastewater service in Rock Island from the city. Monday night Illinois American Water will make a presentation to the city council.

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Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider released the following statement in response to Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address.

“Illinois’ fiscal crisis demands urgent action and serious solutions.

Pritzker Budget Address

Feb 19, 2020
state of Illinois

On Wednesday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker gave his budget address to a joint session of the Illinois House and Senate, in Springfield. / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project website

A contractor has completed a big part of the I-74 bridge project.

National Weather Service

Following last year's record flooding, and the potential for more this year, the city of Davenport may buy some extra insurance. Wednesday night the city council will consider buying additional policies for Union Station, the Freight House, and Modern Woodmen Park.


With spring, and another possible record spring flood approaching, the city of Moline is getting ready. Workers are inspecting and servicing equipment, and making sure everything's prepared.


Moline wants to help any of its small businesses that might be losing customers due to construction of the new I-74 Bridge. Tuesday night the city council will consider a proposal to offer the "I-74 Low Interest Loan Program."

The cost of living in Muscatine will probably change very little next year, thanks to small increases in property values and a stable tax rate. As the city council discusses next year's budget, city staff is recommending no change in the tax rate - for the 9th year in a row.


The Iowa Quad Cities will continue to welcome legal refugees. That was the unanimous decision by the Scott County board of supervisors this week in response to the Trump Administration's policy of allowing local governments to refuse them.

Illinois Public Radio

On Midwest Week, why ethics reform was one of the main topics for Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and his state of the state address.