Despite the pandemic and the closing of schools, Moline is still holding out hope for a commencement ceremony. Tuesday graduating seniors drove up to the high school, stayed in their cars, and were handed their caps and gowns by school staff.
Thanks to the first state budget in several years, local school districts in Illinois will be able to finalize their budgets before classes start. Monday night the Moline school board approved a 116 million dollar budget for the fiscal year that began this month.
Five months after a fire severely damaged a school, it's time to accept bids for its restoration. This week, the Moline school board approved spending up to 4 1/2 million dollars at Franklin Elementary.