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City of Bettendorf

In June a new director of community development will take over in Bettendorf. At Tuesday night's city council meeting, Mayor Bob Gallagher will formally anounce the hiring of Mark Hunt. 

State Representative Terri Bryant wants answers after her office was alerted to a security breach on Illinois’ unemployment filling website.

The state launched a new portal for independent contractors that lost their job from COVID-19 to file for federally-funded benefits the second week of May.

Work has started to protect the Quad City International Airport from flooding and to keep birds away from the planes. 

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.

City of Moline

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.

City of Rock Island

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.

Illinois Versus COVID-19

May 8, 2020
State of Illinois

On Midwest Week, Illinois begins to relax the strict stay-at-home orders issued two months ago by the governor.

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. / WVIK QUad Cities NPR

Governor Kim Reynolds says she will partially reopen businesses and churches in 77 of Iowa's 99 counties, even as the state suffers from fast-growing numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths.

Herb Trix reports Scott County is not one of those 77 counties. / Google Maps

Employees and inmates at Illinois prisons may not have the resources and policies they need to remain healthy.

That's according to Woodhull Republican, Dan Swanson.

Herb Trix reports.