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Illinois Secretary of State

As Illinois begins to re-open after the long lockdown, employees of the Secretary of State will be very busy. As they open this week, Driver Services Facilities are expecting a flood of customers.

On Midwest Week, Rock Island County looks for another buyer for its nursing home.

Driving through Davenport this year will require more patience than usual. The city is planning to spend a lot more money on street and sewer projects - 28 million dollars - and that's nearly 50 per cent more than last year.

New rules are in effect for Moline bars and restaurants that want to offer outdoor seating during the pandemic. Starting Friday, Illinois will allow bars and restaurants to re-open and only serve outside, and the city says they may be able to use adjacent parking lots and even part of the street.

Hoping to help bars and restaurants re-open after being closed for more than two months, Rock Island may relax the rules for outdoor dining and drinking. Monday night the city council will consider allowing the mayor and city manager approve applications.

In the midst of a global pandemic, despite social distancing, and all while wearing face masks, Illinois state lawmakers approved a new state budget over the weekend totaling $43 billion. But that budget won’t be possible without heavy reliance on the federal government.

Hope Creek Sale Rejected

May 22, 2020
Rock Island County

The proposed sale of the Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline has fallen through. Thursday night members of the Rock Island County board voted 15 to 8 to reject a revised offer from Aperion Care.

Capitol News Bureau

On Midwest Week, the Illinois General Assembly re-convenes after a ten week break, and can it accomplish all it needs to in just a couple of days ? / US Rep. Cheri Bustos office

Moline Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is promoting the Heroes Act after it passed in the House late last week. 

Vanags Consulting Partners

A new interim city administrator will start working later this month in Moline. Tuesday night Mayor Stephanie Acri will formally announce the appointment of Martin Vanags.