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.
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.
After months of discussion, the Rock Island County Board may finally be ready to sell Hope Creek. It'll hold a special meeting Tuesday night to vote on the sale of the county nursing home in East Moline.
Several police officers are being sued in federal court following their arrest of a black college student traveling through the Quad Cities last year. Jaylan Butler filed the suit in federal court last month, accusing the officers of participating in unlawful conduct or failing to stop the other officers from engaging in unlawful conduct.
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.