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City of Bettendorf

The city of Bettendorf is hoping to find a developer for some property downtown. It's issued a request for proposals for the former corporate headquarters of the Ascentra Credit Union.

Rep. Dan Swanson

A special license plate will soon be available for another group of Illinois veterans. State Representative Dan Swanson from Woodhull, a veteran himself, sponsored legislation to create a license plate for veterans of the Cold War that the governor signed into law earlier this month.

Money is now available for a major renovation project on Arsenal Island. Thursday Illinois US Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, announced 52 million dollars has been set aside to renovate the headquarters of the Army Sustainment Command.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg has laid out his policy to "unlock the potential of rural America." On Wednesday, he outlined the details during a campaign stop at the Cedar County Fairgrounds in Tipton.

GTI-Clinic Illinois Holdings, LLC (GTI)

A medical marijuana grower in Rock Island is about to expand, as demand in Illinois continues to increase. On Monday, the city council approved a change in its agreement with Green Thumb Industries, also known as GTI. It'll help the company complete construction of a second building and create jobs. 

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin wants insulin to be more affordable and accessible. 

City of Moline

A new police chief will officially begin working in Moline Wednesday, following Tuesday night's swearing in of Darren Gault during the city council meeting. 

Illinois will get over $7 million in Equifax's up to $700 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and others over a 2017 data breach that exposed private information of nearly 150 million people. / Clinton County

Election officials in Iowa are preparing for combined school board and city elections in the fall.

Board of education elections used to be held in September. But in 2017, Iowa lawmakers passed a law to hold them in November on the same day as city elections.

So this month, Clinton County mailed new voter registration cards to voters so they'll know where to cast their ballots.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The head of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce is making it clear, Davenport businesses want the city to take quick action on long term flood protection.