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State of Illinois

On Midwest Week, with just a couple weeks left in the spring session, what has the Illinois General Assembly accomplished so far.

postcard photograph of the Rock Island County courthouse before its six domes were removed. / Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive

The Rock Island and Moline preservation societies plan to discuss their options in trying to save the Rock Island County courthouse. Tuesday night, the county board announced plans to vote in July on the possible demolition.

Rock Island County

After a long national search, Rock Island County has officially hired a new county administrator. Wednesday  night, the county board voted unanimously to approve a contract with Jim Snider.

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Dueling attorneys appear to have taken over the discussion of how to pay for the possible demolition of the Rock Island County courthouse. Tonight, the county board may vote on an agreement with the Public Building Commission.

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This week, drivers should be prepared for another change in traffic patterns in downtown Moline.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The Army and elected officials are shifting gears to support jobs and economic development on Arsenal Island. For 17 years, the federal government spent millions of dollars on the Arsenal Support Program Initiative, or ASPI.

But Michelle O'Neill reports over the winter, funding ran out and the program ended.

In 2001, the Arsenal Support Program Initiative became law, giving the Army permission to lease manufacturing space at its three arsenals to private companies. That included the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center in the Quad Cities. / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project website

Flooding on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities has not stopped construction of the new I-74 bridge.

Welcome to Des Moines

On Midwest Week, why the Iowa legislature went way beyond its expected adjournment date.

City of Davenport

After a nationwide search, a member of the Davenport Fire Department will become its next chief. Tuesday City Administrator Corri Spiegel announced she's chosen Michael Carlsten. 

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Davenport police have released the name of a woman killed during an overnight shooting.