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Bustos Brings R.I. County Farmer To State Of The Union

Feb 6, 2019
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Millions of Americans watch the State of the Union address on television, but only a select few ever get to see it in person.


Before issuing a demolition permit for the county courthouse, Rock Island officials plan to wait for approval from two state agencies. Michelle O'Neill reports.

Duckworth Visits QC

Feb 1, 2019

Illinois US Senator Tammy Duckworth visited the Quad Cities Friday, touring the Arsenal, getting a briefing on the I-74 bridge project, and meeting with the mayors of Rock Island and Moline.

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The chief judge of Illinois' 14th Circuit says the Rock Island County Courthouse is a danger to employees and the public. That's why last Friday, Walter Braud issued an administrative order to the Rock Island County Board and its Public Building Commission to demolish it as soon as possible.

Michelle O'Neill reports the process could begin within a couple of weeks, when a contractor completes removing asbestos from the courthouse.


Rock Island County Circuit Chief Judge Walter Braud has ordered the Rock Island County Courthouse be demolished.

People will soon have several chances to ask Iowa officials questions. This Saturday in Davenport, the Junior League of the Quad Cities will host the first of three Legislative Forums.

Moline City Administrator Maxeiner Leaves Abruptly

Jan 23, 2019

Moline City Administrator Doug Maxeiner is off the job. Mayor Stephanie Acri announced Tuesday night in a press release that Maxeiner has left the employment of the city, effective immediately. No reason was given in the release.

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Dubuque hopes to restore Eagle Point Park to attract wildlife and more visitors. The city has approved a plan to address severe erosion, invasive plants, and a lack of natural habitat. And the city wants to know what people think.


Late this month, a nominating commission will interview people who want a seat on the Iowa Supreme Court. The court says 19 people have applied to fill a vacancy created when Justice Daryl Hecht retired in December.

On Midwest Week, Rock Island County struggles to keep its nursing home open.