Government & Politics

Goverment & Political news

state of Illinois

Illinois Governor. J.B. Pritzker has ordered the state's residents to remain in their homes except for essential needs, joining similar efforts in California and New York to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Pritzker's order announced Friday will still allow the state's 12.6 million residents to seek essentials including groceries and medicine. 

Although it's probably changed a lot since then, the new year started off well for jobs and employment in the Quad Cities. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says our unemployment rate in January fell to 4.7 per cent, from 5.4 per cent in the same month a year ago.

Rock Island County

Debts left over from the previous property owner may not block or delay the sale of the Hope Creek Care Center. Monday night, the East Moline city council voted to forgive two utility liens dating back to 1984.

Law enforcment officials across Illinois are organizing to fight a proposal to eliminate cash bail for criminal suspects. In January, Governor J.B. Pritzker made that proposal as part of his criminal justice reform plan.

City of Rock Island

More units of affordable housing could soon be built in Rock Island. Monday night the city council will consider selling some property along 11th Street to Gorman and Company, from Wisconsin.

Hope Creek Sale Approved

Mar 6, 2020
Rock Island County

On Midwest Week, after months of debate the Rock Island County Board has finally decided to sell Hope Creek Care Center.

City of Galesburg

A man with experience working in the Quad Cities will soon begin working in Galesburg. The city has hired Ryan Berger to be Director of Community Development.

Moline Park Board

Moline will soon have a new director of parks and recreation. The Moline Park Board has chosen Eric Griffith, who's currently the Recreation Supervisor for the city of Sioux City. 

Hope Creek Sale Approved

Feb 26, 2020

After months of discussion, the Rock Island County Board has finally decided to sell Hope Creek. The Quad City Times reports Tuesday night the board voted  17 to 5 to sell the county nursing home in East Moline.