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Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Oral arguments are set for tomorrow at 9 am in Ottawa, IL in the appeal of the Rock Island County courthouse case.

Michelle O'Neill has more.


Zach Wilson, WVIK News

One day after the Democratic debate in Ohio, former Vice President Joe Biden brought his presidential campaign to the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport. 

Rock Island County Seeks Feedback about Land Use

Oct 16, 2019
Rock Island County / Rock Island County

Rock Island County residents can learn about future development and voice their opinions. Tomorrow night, the county will host a visioning workshop to help lay the foundation for growth over the next 15-20 years. 

A broad majority of Illinois voters support major changes to the state income tax, favoring a system where the wealthy pay more. That’s according to new survey data from NPR Illinois and the University of Illinois Springfield.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Illinois U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos were in East Moline today to announce new legislation called the "Protecting Roadside First Responders Act."

Illinois state representatives from both sides of the aisle came to Northern Illinois University this week. They fielded student questions, debated state budget issues and discussed the challenges of the political process.

The Illinois House of Representatives boasts dozens more Democrats than Republicans. But Representatives from both parties said they were encouraged by bipartisan action they saw when working on the budget.

Congress could use fewer showhorses, and more workhorses.

That's according to Sean Q Kelly. He's a political science professor at California State University and the co-editor of a recent book on House Minority Leader Bob Michel, Robert H. Michel: Leading the Republican House Minority. He said the Peoria Republican listened and was willing to do the hard, unglamorous work to get legislation passed.

Scott County

Scott County may more than double the size of its Juvenile Detention Center. So, on Saturday, the Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad Cities will host a community forum at Modern Woodmen Park on the issue. 

Herb Trix / WVIK News

Local governments in Illinois can now apply for federal funds to help pay for this year's flood fight. President Donald Trump has granted Governor J. B. Pritzker's request for a federal disaster declaration. It includes 27 counties in Illinois, including the Quad Cities area. So far, federal assistance for individuals is not included. 

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Moline City Administrator, Lisa Kotter, has resigned.

She's only been in the position for five months.

Tuesday's city council agenda includes a mutual agreement for Kotter to leave her job, effective immediately. 

Another item is to appoint Public Works Director J. D. Schulte Interim City Administrator with a 10% increase in his salary. 

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