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submitted / City of Davenport, Iowa

After a couple of years, Davenport will have a new sewer to transport wastewater along the riverfront. On Wednesday night, the city council  considered hiring Langman Construction for the $9.5 million project. 

Bettendorf Mayor Bob Gallagher is spending this week in the Big Apple.

WVIK News

The developer of a vacant office building in downtown Rock Island needs more time. So Monday night the city council will consider extending an agreement with Saratoga Capital for the renovation of the VanDerGinst Building at 17th Street and 2nd Avenue.

The former chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board allegedly engaged in prohibited political activity while heading the agency that regulates gambling. That's according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of the Executive Inspector General.

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As expected, 2019 has been challenging for the engineers and contractors who are building the new I-74 bridge in the Quad Cities.

After a harsh winter caused minor delays, Lunda Construction started erecting the steel sections of the bridge arches in March.

But then, as Michelle O'Neill reports the Mississippi River began to rise, and record flooding caused more delays.


Should the city of Moline allow the sale of recreational cannabis when it becomes legal in Illinois next year ? To help answer that question, the city has issued a "request for information."

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The Rock Island County Board is getting ready to sell Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline. At tonight's meeting, board members are set to vote on an agreement with Marcus and Millichap to put the county's nursing home on the market. 

Iowa Supreme Court

The Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Muscatine Tuesday night. Justices do most of their work in Des Moines, but for the 9th year they'll hear several cases in other cities. 

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Townships in Rock Island County are trying to find people who need help with emergency expenses. This morning at the Moline Township Hall, officials announced the Department of Defense awarded over $20,000 to the townships. It's only for rent and mortgage assistance.

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