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A more than 100 year old building in Moline could soon become a "landmark." Tuesday night the city council discussed a recommendation to make the Prospect Park Pavilion a city landmark.

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A man accused of a fatal shooting in Rock Island last year is already being held in a Wisconsin federal prison.

On November, 2016, police responded to a call of shots fired near 12th Street and 10th Avenue. Officers found 37-year-old Richard Smith Jr. who had been shot once and later died at a hospital. A 16-year-old was injured but was treated and released.

Herb Trix / WVIK News, automated vehicle graphic from Iowa DOT

Self-driving cars and trucks are showing up on streets and roads around the country. And the Iowa Department of Transportation is taking autonomous vehicles into account as part of its I-80 Planning Study (see pdf below).

In the first of two reports, Michelle O'Neill starts with the basics about the new technology.


City of Rock Island

The Rock Island City Council will take a final vote Monday night on next year's budget. 

It will probably cost more to live in East Moline next year. Monday night the city council is scheduled to take a final vote on next year's budget, including the tax rate and tax levy.

Michelle ONeill / WVIK News

Davenport police took lethal action that has been deemed reasonable and justified when two officers shot and killed a man last month.


VIDEO: Trump Delivers Speech On Taxes

Dec 13, 2017

After passing their respective tax overhaul bills, the U.S. House and Senate are trying to reconcile the differences in their legislation. While they do that, President Trump is making a renewed pitch to the American people about the importance of overhauling the tax code. Watch the president’s remarks live.

Video will be available at 2 p.m.

Some home and business owners in Moline have received an early present from the city. Following a decision in October by the city council that they were no longer needed, utility deposits have been refunded to more than 2,000 accounts. 

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Local business leaders want state and local government to improve the economy and create a business-friendly climate.  Tuesday, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce announced its 2018 legislative priorities.  

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Government Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic on Monday from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm. 

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