Doug House

The Rock Island County Democratic Party is losing its leader. After eight years of serving as party chair, Doug House has decided not to run again. The democratic central committee will vote tomorrow on a replacement.

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Volunteers from the Rock Island County Democratic Party are knocking on doors and making calls to encourage people to vote for their candidates tomorrow.

Natalie Spahn / WVIK News

Democrats in Rock Island County are kicking off the first official day of early voting by doing just that - voting.

Bill Bloom, Doug House

Leaders from both political parties in Rock Island County say the Trump Clinton contest is affecting local races, but we won't know for sure how much until after election day.

Party officials in Rock Island County are getting ready for the Illinois primary.

Attorney, Jack Schwartz, head shot
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A judge agrees with a prior ruling - Jack Schwartz will not  be listed on the ballot as a democratic candidate for Rock Island County State's Attorney. Tuesday, Judge Jeffery O'Connor agreed with the county Electoral Board which last month threw out the petition the Davenport attorney filed to become a candidate.  

Schwartz says the judge decided he and his wife, Amy, did not strictly follow state law. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Jack Schwartz from Davenport cannot run for Rock Island County State's Attorney. That was the decision this morning by the county's Electoral Board. It threw out 30 pages of the petition he filed to become a candidate.

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The leader of democrats in the Illinois Quad Cities is now going to help lead fellow democrats statewide. Doug House, chairman of the Rock Island County Democratic Party, has been selected as interim president of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen's Association.

At the association's meeting last weekend in Springfield, House was chosen to replace Mike Mathis from Macoupin County who gave up the job to run for state representative. 

WVIK Staff

A local Labor Day event had a record turn-out this year after a visit from a presidential candidate. Today, almost 5,000 people came to see Hillary Clinton and other democratic political leaders at the 48th annual Salute to Labor chicken fry in Hampton, Illinois. The labor day picnic and parade, organized by the Rock Island County Democratic Party, normally expects between 1,600 to 1,800 people.

National Cart Marketing

A one year experiment in Moline has been so successful, it's going to expand city wide. This week, a Michigan company, National Cart Marketing, began installing new lids on garbage carts so they can be used for advertising.