East Moline

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.

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. 

WVIK News

"We're working hard to try to keep East Moline on the map." That was the message Thursday from Mayor Reggie Freeman during his annual State of the City address to members of the Rotary Club.

ACLU of Illinois

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.  

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.

Legion Post 227 Celebrates Veteran's Day

Nov 11, 2019
Zach Wilson, WVIK News

This afternoon, veterans and their families celebrated Veteran's Day at the American Legion Post 227 in East Moline. 

Adam Guthrie

Members of the American Legion will celebrate Veterans Day in downtown East Moline by unveiling a new mural. 

At least four Democratic presidential candidates will visit the Quad Cities this weekend. They're expected to attend the Rock Island County Democratic Party's 52nd Annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday.

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