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About 50 people applied for a key position in Moline that's been vacant for several months. Former city administrator Lew Steinbrecher retired in November. And late last year, the city council hired GovHR USA to help search for his replacement.

Seventh Ward Alderman, Mike Waldron, says a recruiter from the firm has been reviewing the applications and, by the end of the week, will provide a list of the top ten candidates.

Senate Hearing On SCOTUS-Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Mar 21, 2017
NPR live stream

NPR Politics team will live blog the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. The live blog will include streaming video, with posts featuring highlights, context and analysis from NPR reporters and correspondents. 

A drawing of the new bridge.

Now that some of the preparation work is finished, actual construction of the new I-74 is next.

On Midwest Week — an update and a timetable. 

Ill Dept of Transportation

After many years of study, the Illinois Department of Transportation has decided not to widen a historic highway in Whiteside County. Thursday afternoon it will hold a public open house in Morrison to explain the decision affecting US 30, from Fulton to Rock Falls.

Wilson-Neuleib Sentenced

Mar 15, 2017
Wilson-Neuleib, wearing yellow-orange inmate shirt and pants, walks through a door.
Screenshot from pool video / pool

For the second time, a Moline teenager has been sentenced to a long term in prison for murder. Wednesday afternoon, 19 year old Lamaree Wilson-Neuleib received a total of 62 years - 50 years for murder and 12 years for aggravated battery, to be served consecutively.

Chairman of the Rock Island County Republican Central Committee, Bill Bloom (file)
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

After three years and a lot of changes, Bill Bloom will step down as Chair of the Rock Island County GOP. He's retired but has accepted a contract position with Deere and Company.

Bloom was first elected after the 2014 primary election. He says over the last five elections, GOP candidates have won eight seats on the Rock Island County Board.

A four-month project to improve a busy intersection in Davenport is scheduled to begin on Monday (3/13/17). In four stages, contractors will widen Division Street, at Kimberly Road, and add turn lanes.

Illinois Secretary of State

Is there hope for an end to Illinois' long budget impasse ? Can the so-called "grand bargain" end two years of bickering between the governor and leaders of the General Assembly ?

Davenport Dept of Public Works

Besides reopening roads after minor flooding on the Mississippi River, Davenport's Public Works Department is preparing for snow.


Motorists who travel along John Deere Road better prepare themselves for delays and detours. On Thursday a two-year project begins to widen John Deere Road in Moline.