submitted / Putnam Museum & Science Center

A new exhibit at the Putnam Museum will be entertaining and educational.

Tomorrow, the museum and science center will open "Rube Goldberg™, The World of Hilarious Invention!" 

EIU Enrollment Up Nearly 4%

Sep 9, 2019

Eastern Illinois University in Charleston says its enrollment has gone up nearly four percent from last year.

EIU this week announced its official ten-day enrollment numbers, which show total enrollment up to about 7,800 students and freshman enrollment up 12-and-a-half percent to just under 900. / Nicolet High School Facebook page

The man who will lead the Davenport School District says his experience will help him steer the district in the right direction.

A majority of public schools in Davenport have been identified by the state as under-performing and in need of additional support, according to a new state review.

Unemployment in the Quad Cities fell in September to 3.7 per cent, from 4.1 per cent during the same month a year ago. And it's down two-tenths of one per cent from August.

Even though the school year has already started, the United Township School Board has just approved this year's budget. It includes projected revenue of $33 million and expenditures around $30 million.

For kids, summer means time to relax, and not think about school. But when kids don't keep actively learning during the summer, their academic progress can stagnate, and even regress.

The Rock Island Arsenal is adding 160 civilian jobs. This morning, Nancy Lane, Director of the Civilian Human Resources Agency on the island, cut the ribbon in front of Building 102. These new positions will all be in human resources for the Department of Defense Education Activity, or DoDEA.

submitted / United Way of the Quad Cities

For many students, classes begin next month, but their families don't have the money to buy the paper, pencils, erasers, notebooks, scissors, and other items they'll need. So today, the United Way hosted a second "Day of Action" for businesses to donate school supplies to children all over the Quad Cities.

submitted / Black Hawk College

Black Hawk College's new leader is now on the job. Last month, the board of trustees hired Dr. John Erwin as interim president.

He'll serve in the position while the college looks for former President Bettie Truitt's permanent replacement.

At this point in the academic year, Erwin says Black Hawk's budget is balanced. But soon, he'll have to start working on next year's budget, and uncertainty about state funding will probably continue to be a problem.