East Moline took out a short-term loan to pay for its part of a major development project, now it's going to re-finance that debt to save money. Monday night the city council approved borrowing 12 million dollars over 15 years.
Due to flooding, this year's Mississippi Valley Blues Festival will not be held on the Davenport riverfront in Le Claire Park. Monday, the Blues Society announced it will be held instead at Murphy Park at The Bend in East Moline.
Work is finally, officially underway for the Bend of the Mighty Mississippi - the long awaited redevelopment of the former Case I-H plant site in East Moline. Ground was broken Thursday for a new Hyatt Hotel.
To help recover its costs for the development of the former Case plant property along the riverfront, East Moline will establish a special district. Monday night the city council will consider designating The Bend Business District.