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Juvenile Offenders: More Rehab or More Jail Beds?

Oct 3, 2019
Scott County

Scott County may more than double the size of its Juvenile Detention Center. So, on Saturday, the Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad Cities will host a community forum at Modern Woodmen Park on the issue. 

Herb Trix / WVIK News

Local governments in Illinois can now apply for federal funds to help pay for this year's flood fight. President Donald Trump has granted Governor J. B. Pritzker's request for a federal disaster declaration. It includes 27 counties in Illinois, including the Quad Cities area. So far, federal assistance for individuals is not included. 

submitted / City of Moline

Moline City Administrator, Lisa Kotter, has resigned.

She's only been in the position for five months.

Tuesday's city council agenda includes a mutual agreement for Kotter to leave her job, effective immediately. 

Another item is to appoint Public Works Director J. D. Schulte Interim City Administrator with a 10% increase in his salary. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Rock Island Library Board will sell the 30-31 branch and close it before the end of the year. On Monday, the city council approved the board's plan to request proposals from realtors to put the former fire station on the market. 

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. 

Gallagher in NYC for Climate Week

Sep 25, 2019

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


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. / I-74 River Bridge

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.