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Unemployment in the Quad Cities continues to fall. It dropped from 4.3 per cent in August of last year to 3.9 per cent last month.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

A group of local investors is giving a Bettendorf manufacturer a new lease on life. Sivyer Steel announced Thursday it has emerged from bankruptcy and was sold in July for $6.5 million in cash. The company had been owned by Milwaukee-based FCF Partners since 1999. Its new name is Sivyer Steel Castings.

Unemployment fell again in the Quad Cities in March. The rate dropped from 4.9 per cent a year ago to 4.2 per cent last month. 

Every two weeks, people can vote in a new poll celebrating the state’s various contributions to the world. It's part of the state's bicentennial celebration. This week’s poll asks voters to choose the state’s greatest innovation or invention. Entries include Twinkies, pinball, skyscrapers, and the TV remote. That’s not all, according to Chris Wills, a spokesman for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

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Unemployment continued to fall in the Quad Cities in September. It dropped more than one full percentage point - from 5.5 per cent a year ago to 4.3 per cent last month. 

Unemployment continued to fall in the Quad Cities in August, falling from 5.3 per cent last year to 4.5 per cent last month. 

Unemployment in the Quad Cities fell again in July - from 5.3 per cent a year ago to 4.4 per cent last month - a drop of nearly one full percentage point. 

Unemployment Fell in June

Jul 27, 2017

Unemployment dropped sharply in the Quad Cities last month. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says it fell from 5.4 per cent a year ago, to 4.5 per cent in June - nearly one percentage point.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

This spring, John Deere has been showing off next year's new product lines, which include a new, S-700 combine series. This morning at the Harvester Works in East Moline, company employees hosted dozens of reporters from all over the country for Deere Media Day.


Unemployment dropped sharply in the Quad Cities last month. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the jobless rate went from 6 per cent in March of last year, to 4.8 per cent last month.

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