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City of Moline

Expecting less revenue from a variety of sources due to the pandemic, the city of Moline has asked its departments to start looking at possible budget cuts for this year. / Illinois DOT

The Illinois and Iowa departments of transportation are trying to decide whether to build a new I-80 bridge between LeClaire and Rapids City.

And Michelle O'Neill reports they want to know what you think.

Iowa Versus Covid-19

Apr 17, 2020
Iowa Dept. of Public Health

On Midwest Week, the impact of the coronavirus on Iowa, so far.

During the pandemic, arts organizations in the Quad Cities are struggling to find federal financial help.

The state of Iowa has announced grants to help a wide range of small businesses survive the pandemic, including restaurants, bars, shops, and even dog grooming salons.

Stacks of one-dollar bills / 401(K) 2012 on Flickr

People in Illinois' 17th Congressional District want to know when they'll receive payments from the COVID-19 relief package.

Herb Trix has more. 

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On Wednesday, local businesses and leaders heard today from Iowa US Senator Joni Ernst about how to access funds through the coronavirus relief packages.

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce held a phone conference with the senator from Red Oak. 

City of Davenport

Just in time for the pandemic and social distancing, Davenport is trying an experiment - offering a new way for people to get involved with local government. This week it debuted an e-comment feature for city council meetings. / US Rep. Cheri Bustos Facebook page

US Representative Cheri Bustos says the relief package, passed by the House today, will help people and businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic. It's called, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

Arsenal Limits Access

Mar 26, 2020

Access to the Rock Island Arsenal is restricted and most employees are now working from home because of the pandemic. At the direction of the Army, only what's considered "mission essential functions" are continuing with only those who are considered "mission essential personnel."