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Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The Rock Island County Board is getting ready to sell Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline. At tonight's meeting, board members are set to vote on an agreement with Marcus and Millichap to put the county's nursing home on the market. 

Iowa Supreme Court

The Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Muscatine Tuesday night. Justices do most of their work in Des Moines, but for the 9th year they'll hear several cases in other cities. 

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Townships in Rock Island County are trying to find people who need help with emergency expenses. This morning at the Moline Township Hall, officials announced the Department of Defense awarded over $20,000 to the townships. It's only for rent and mortgage assistance.

City of Bettendorf

The city of Bettendorf is hoping to find a developer for some property downtown. It's issued a request for proposals for the former corporate headquarters of the Ascentra Credit Union.

Rep. Dan Swanson

A special license plate will soon be available for another group of Illinois veterans. State Representative Dan Swanson from Woodhull, a veteran himself, sponsored legislation to create a license plate for veterans of the Cold War that the governor signed into law earlier this month.

Money is now available for a major renovation project on Arsenal Island. Thursday Illinois US Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, announced 52 million dollars has been set aside to renovate the headquarters of the Army Sustainment Command.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg has laid out his policy to "unlock the potential of rural America." On Wednesday, he outlined the details during a campaign stop at the Cedar County Fairgrounds in Tipton.

GTI-Clinic Illinois Holdings, LLC (GTI)

A medical marijuana grower in Rock Island is about to expand, as demand in Illinois continues to increase. On Monday, the city council approved a change in its agreement with Green Thumb Industries, also known as GTI. It'll help the company complete construction of a second building and create jobs. 

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin wants insulin to be more affordable and accessible. 

City of Moline

A new police chief will officially begin working in Moline Wednesday, following Tuesday night's swearing in of Darren Gault during the city council meeting.