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While finally having a state budget for Illinois is good news, there's a cost for local governments and residents. The new budget includes a sales tax collection fee of 2 per cent, meaning the state will keep some of the revenue generated by local sales taxes.

A judge is expected to rule soon in the bitter dispute between the Muscatine city council and mayor, and whether she should keep her job.

Crews remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee from Lee Circle in New Orleans.
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Thursday morning, President Trump took to Twitter to say removing the statues of Confederate generals meant removing "beauty" from American cities, towns and parks. 

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Time is running out for the family of Trudy Appleby. And the Moline Police Department has released the name of the last person known to have been with her 21 years ago.


Final Vote on Costco

Aug 16, 2017
City of Davenport

A third and final vote could be held Wednesday night by the Davenport city council on plans by Costco to build a new store in the city. 

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A lot of the literal groundwork has been done on Rock Island County's $28 million Criminal Justice Center annex. The three-story building will include four courtrooms and offices for court administration, the circuit clerk, and the state's attorney and his staff.

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Rock Island County's long term care center is hiring nursing staff to care for more veterans. And they may get paid more. This morning, County Administrator Dave Ross announced Hope Creek Care Center will start accepting veterans from the Iowa City V.A. hospital while they wait to move into a V.A. nursing home.

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Three businesses have decided to open in Rock Island. One will renovate a 100-year-old building downtown. Another is the construction of a gas station near the city's industrial park. And the third is a new coffee and donut shop on 18th Avenue.

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The Clinton County Sheriff's Office says a man accused of killing his parents died in jail over the weekend. Early Sunday morning, a guard found 18-year-old Gavin Glasz hanging by a bed sheet tied to cell bars. And paramedics were not able to revive him. 

Sheriff Rick Lincoln says jail employees found a note written by Glasz, and he doesn't suspect any foul play. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and sheriff's office will investigate the apparent suicide.

One year after a Quad Cities veteran committed suicide, the V-A has announced results of its investigation.

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