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People in Illinois' 17th Congressional District want to know when they'll receive payments from the COVID-19 relief package.

Herb Trix has more. 

submitted / Iowa US Senator Joni Ernst

On Wednesday, local businesses and leaders heard today from Iowa US Senator Joni Ernst about how to access funds through the coronavirus relief packages.

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce held a phone conference with the senator from Red Oak. 

City of Davenport

Just in time for the pandemic and social distancing, Davenport is trying an experiment - offering a new way for people to get involved with local government. This week it debuted an e-comment feature for city council meetings. / US Rep. Cheri Bustos Facebook page

US Representative Cheri Bustos says the relief package, passed by the House today, will help people and businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. It's called, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

Arsenal Limits Access

Mar 26, 2020

Access to the Rock Island Arsenal is restricted and most employees are now working from home because of the pandemic. At the direction of the Army, only what's considered "mission essential functions" are continuing with only those who are considered "mission essential personnel."

state of Illinois

Illinois Governor. J.B. Pritzker has ordered the state's residents to remain in their homes except for essential needs, joining similar efforts in California and New York to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Pritzker's order announced Friday will still allow the state's 12.6 million residents to seek essentials including groceries and medicine. 

Although it's probably changed a lot since then, the new year started off well for jobs and employment in the Quad Cities. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says our unemployment rate in January fell to 4.7 per cent, from 5.4 per cent in the same month a year ago.

Rock Island County

Debts left over from the previous property owner may not block or delay the sale of the Hope Creek Care Center. Monday night, the East Moline city council voted to forgive two utility liens dating back to 1984.

Law enforcment officials across Illinois are organizing to fight a proposal to eliminate cash bail for criminal suspects. In January, Governor J.B. Pritzker made that proposal as part of his criminal justice reform plan.