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City of Rock Island

More units of affordable housing could soon be built in Rock Island. Monday night the city council will consider selling some property along 11th Street to Gorman and Company, from Wisconsin.

Hope Creek Sale Approved

Mar 6, 2020
Rock Island County

On Midwest Week, after months of debate the Rock Island County Board has finally decided to sell Hope Creek Care Center.

City of Galesburg

A man with experience working in the Quad Cities will soon begin working in Galesburg. The city has hired Ryan Berger to be Director of Community Development.

Moline Park Board

Moline will soon have a new director of parks and recreation. The Moline Park Board has chosen Eric Griffith, who's currently the Recreation Supervisor for the city of Sioux City. 

Hope Creek Sale Approved

Feb 26, 2020

After months of discussion, the Rock Island County Board has finally decided to sell Hope Creek. The Quad City Times reports Tuesday night the board voted  17 to 5 to sell the county nursing home in East Moline. 

City of Moline

With help from the state, Moline might expand its network of bike paths. Tuesday night the city council will consider applying for a grant from the Illinois DNR.

WVIK

A vacant downtown building in Rock Island could soon be demolished. Monday night, the city council rejected historic landmark status for the First National Bank at 17th Street and Second Avenue. The owner, Modern Woodmen, had appealed an attempt by the Rock Island Preservation Society to have it declared a landmark.

After months of discussion, the Rock Island County Board may finally be ready to sell Hope Creek. It'll hold a special meeting Tuesday night to vote on the sale of the county nursing home in East Moline. 

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.

submitted / Illinois Republican Party

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.

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