Government & Politics

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City of Moline

With help from the state, Moline might expand its network of bike paths. Tuesday night the city council will consider applying for a grant from the Illinois DNR.


A vacant downtown building in Rock Island could soon be demolished. Monday night, the city council rejected historic landmark status for the First National Bank at 17th Street and Second Avenue. The owner, Modern Woodmen, had appealed an attempt by the Rock Island Preservation Society to have it declared a landmark.

After months of discussion, the Rock Island County Board may finally be ready to sell Hope Creek. It'll hold a special meeting Tuesday night to vote on the sale of the county nursing home in East Moline. 

A private company is interested in taking over water and wastewater service in Rock Island from the city. Monday night Illinois American Water will make a presentation to the city council.

submitted / Illinois Republican Party

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider released the following statement in response to Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address.

“Illinois’ fiscal crisis demands urgent action and serious solutions.

Pritzker Budget Address

Feb 19, 2020
state of Illinois

On Wednesday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker gave his budget address to a joint session of the Illinois House and Senate, in Springfield. / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project website

A contractor has completed a big part of the I-74 bridge project.

National Weather Service

Following last year's record flooding, and the potential for more this year, the city of Davenport may buy some extra insurance. Wednesday night the city council will consider buying additional policies for Union Station, the Freight House, and Modern Woodmen Park.


With spring, and another possible record spring flood approaching, the city of Moline is getting ready. Workers are inspecting and servicing equipment, and making sure everything's prepared.


Moline wants to help any of its small businesses that might be losing customers due to construction of the new I-74 Bridge. Tuesday night the city council will consider a proposal to offer the "I-74 Low Interest Loan Program."