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Friday, August 11, 2017


News headlines for August 11, 2017

  • Illinois Republican legislators talked with people in Rock Island Thursday. State Senator from Andalusia and Representative Tony McCombie of Savanna had "Coffee and Conversation" with more than 50 people at Theo's Java Club downtown. Retired teachers John Flaherty and Maidena Navratil attended the event to share their thoughts on the budget, immigration and law enforcement.

  • Local efforts to address climate change will get some new help, thanks to a former Rock Island mayor and alderman. Thursday, the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend announced the first grants from the Mark Schwiebert Fund for Environmental Studies.

  • A new economic analysis shows more Iowans will be able to keep their insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, if the federal government approves Iowa's "stopgap" plan. Medica is the only insurance carrier planning to sell individual ACA plans in Iowa in 2018, and it's proposing a rate increase between 43 and 56 percent.

Weekend Forecast

A beautiful weekend is ahead, with low humidity and no chances for rain. It will be partly sunny with a high near 76 degrees Friday. Down to 56 overnight. Then, sunny and 80 degrees both Saturday and Sunday. Sunshine and highs around 80 will continue into the next work week.