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Because of the pandemic, Moline is offering employees extra incentives to retire to help make up for declining revenue.

Rock Island Police Department

The Rock Island Police Department has a shortage of officers. The city's been understaffed for the past year, since probationary officers withdrew or failed the police academy in 2019, and weren't able to replace retiring officers. Then, COVID-19 shut down the police academy. 

For organizers of the Resolution, it’s clearly a case of “Action Speaks louder than Words!” It’s been more than a month since Community Activist Thurgood Brooks released his 10-point Resolution for police reform in the Quad-Cities. And now, all of the appointed and elected officials asked to take a seat at the table to enact change are engaged and willing to work on implementing the plan.

state of Illinois

On Midwest Week, federal investigators inch closer to the powerful Speaker of the Illinois House and chair of the Illinois Democratic Party, Mike Madigan.

Seeking to resolve police brutality, racial injustice, and inequality in the Quad-Cities, Community Activist Thurgood Brooks presented a 10-point plan called The Resolution at a rally recently held outside of Second Baptist Church in Rock Island. At this rally he assembled politicians, residents, and community leaders, as well as a large number of concerned citizens.

There, he asked residents to trust him and hold him accountable for carrying out this plan and promised to hold those in power accountable as well.


The effort to save the old Rock Island County courthouse has won a round in court. Thursday the Third District Appellate Court ruled in favor of some local residents and state agencies, and against the county which has been trying to demolish it.

Residents of Scott County will soon be able to request absentee ballots for the November election. Request forms will mailed in mid-August.

City of Davenport

After being delayed several months by the pandemic, work on the Census will resume. Starting soon, postcard reminders will be mailed to everyone who hasn't responded yet, and Census enumerators will begin going door to door in August. 

Clinton County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's deputies in Clinton County are now wearing body cameras. The new equipment has been two years in the making for Chief Deputy Steve Diesch, who worked with the county attorney's office to research and write policies. 


COVID-19 testing in Rock Island has been extended by two days. The site opened on June 29th, and was originally scheduled to close this Friday. But now, it will continue through Sunday (7/12).