Instead of giving the speech herself, Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri summed up the city's achievements during the past year with a panel discussion. Several department heads joined her for Monday's State of the City Address to members of the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs.
WVIK's Benjamin Payne talks with Quad-City Times reporter Barb Ickes about her exclusive tour of the "off-limits" Scottish Rite Cathedral near downtown Moline, which a Masonic group sold in February to two local investors who plan to convert the nearly 90-year-old building into a new professional theater.
A woman who grew up in the Quad Cities will be the next leader of Renew Moline, the public-private partnership that promotes development in the city. Alexandra Elias will take over June lst, and replace Janet Mathis who resigned last year.
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.
Some new apartments are being planned for downtown Moline. Tuesday night, the city council will discuss a proposal to re-develop a half-block - between 13th and 14th Streets, and from 6th Avenue to an alley.