Doug Maxeiner

To help local businesses survive the pandemic, East Moline, Moline, and Rock Island have hired a company to help them provide information on loans, grants, and other assistance that might be available. 

Rock Island County

Debts left over from the previous property owner may not block or delay the sale of the Hope Creek Care Center. Monday night, the East Moline city council voted to forgive two utility liens dating back to 1984.

The Bend

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.

A tiny change in property taxes, and a big budget deficit, are key features of next year's budget for East Moline. Monday night, aldermen approved a 43.3 million dollar budget for the fiscal year beginning January first.

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Moline City Administrator, Lisa Kotter, has resigned.

She's only been in the position for five months.

Tuesday's city council agenda includes a mutual agreement for Kotter to leave her job, effective immediately. 

Another item is to appoint Public Works Director J. D. Schulte Interim City Administrator with a 10% increase in his salary. 

City of Moline

Tuesday, April 16th, Moline welcomes a new city administrator. 

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Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri has announced the city's new administrator will be Lisa Kotter, who is currently serving in that position in Geneseo.

Acri hopes she'll start her new job in Moline by the end April. 

Kotter has 25 years of municipal management experience, including 17 years as the City Administrator of Clintonville, Wisconsin.


A 27 year career in law enforcement has ended. Monday Moline City Administrator Doug Maxeiner  announced Police Chief John Hitchcock has decided to retire, effective immediately.

Two high-ranking members of the Moline Police Department will be penalized following a traffic stop last month involving them and the chief. Wednesday city administrator Doug Maxeiner announced Captains Trevor Fisk and Brian Johnson will be suspended for five days each.

Moline Fire Department

A long-time member of the Moline Fire Department will probably be its next chief. On Friday City Administrator Douglas Maxeiner announced his choice of Jeff Snyder, subject to confirmation by the city council.