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Thursday, August 10, 2017

News headlines for August 10, 2017

  • The Clinton County Courthouse will reopen Friday morning. Last Thursday, it was evacuated after workers found a support beam had fallen on the basement floor. Auditor Eric Van Lancker says a structural engineer said the beam supports the first floor. As a temporary fix, the support beam has been replaced and shored up.

  • Governor Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-led Illinois legislature have found something to agree on. The governor signed a bipartisan bill Wednesday that streamlines procurement rules for state agencies purchasing goods and equipment.

  • And Rauner is defending his changes to a school funding bill that would mean less state money for some school districts. The governor says his amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1 addresses instances where communities are too "aggressive" in their use of TIF districts and tax caps.

  • A new support group for senior citizens recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's is meant to teach them about what to expect from the disease. The "Memory Cafe" is the newest service from the Center for Active Seniors in Davenport.


There’s a slight chance for showers and possibly stray thunderstorm, mostly late this afternoon. Otherwise, partly sunny today with a high near 85 degrees. Down to 61 overnight as slight chances for rain continue until about midnight. Sunny skies return tomorrow with a high near 78. And more of the same over the weekend…sunshine with highs around 80 degrees.