Hoping to help some local businesses recover from the pandemic, Davenport may allow restaurants to set up tables on the sidewalk. Wednesday night the city council will consider sidewalk dining downtown, in the Hilltop Campus neighborhood, and in the Village of East Davenport.
Moline will probably lose millions of dollars due to the coronavirus but is strong enough to weather the storm. That was the message Monday from Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri during her State of the City Address - forced to be a virtual address because of the pandemic.
Faced with the possible loss of millions of dollars, the city of Rock Island wants the federal government to help. Monday night the city council will vote on a resolution asking that future COVID-19 relief bills provide direct financial help to local governments.
To help local businesses survive the pandemic, East Moline, Moline, and Rock Island have hired a company to help them provide information on loans, grants, and other assistance that might be available.