Government & Politics

Goverment & Political news

state of Illinois

On Midwest Week, a very busy veto session is now over for the Illinois General Assembly. 

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For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, political reporter Ed Tibbetts spent some time in Clinton County, Iowa. 

Marie Gleason

A community activist and John Deere employee has decided to run for the Iowa Senate. Thursday Marie Gleason of Bettendorf announced her bid for the democratic nomination in District 47 that's now represented by republican Roby Smith of Davenport.

Iowa Municipal Elections

Nov 6, 2017
Scott County Auditor

Polls will be open Tuesday in the Iowa Quad Cities, and across the state, for municipal elections.

Mike Poletto / WVIK News

It was a packed house Monday at the Moline police station, as Mayor Stephanie Acri hosted a public meeting about construction of the new, I-74 bridge. 

Illinois House

A Quad Cities area man has joined a possible rebellion within the Illinois republican party. State Representative Jeanne Ives from Wheaton might challenge Governor Bruce Rauner in next year's primary, and she's chosen as her lieutenant governor running mate, Rich Morthland.

Scott County Juvenile Diversion Program

Scott County wants to do more to keep kids out of the court system. Tomorrow it will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its first Juvenile Diversion office in downtown Davenport.

Karen Kinney

Karen Kinney is running for a third term as Rock Island County Clerk. Wednesday night, she kicked off her re-election campaign with a fundraiser in Rock Island.

7th Judicial District

The chief judge of Iowa's Seventh Judicial District will serve another term. Thursday the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court announced appointments for each of the eight districts, including the re-appointment of Marlita Greve.

WVIK News

On Midwest Week, hiring a new administrator, finding new revenue, and putting together next year's budget are just a few of the challenges facing Rock Island County this fall.

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