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This story was updated June 13 to reflect the results of the City Council meeting.

Rock Island police hope putting up some cameras will help them reduce crime in one neighborhood. Monday night the city council unanimously approved a proposal to spend $60,000 from federal block grant funds.

Some residents of Davenport will take the first step on Tuesday  to fill a vacancy on the city council. A primary will be held in the Third Ward, and there are 6 names on the ballot.

Rock Island County

A Rock Island woman may fill a vacancy on the county board. Friday board chair Ken Maranda nominated Edna Sowards to represent District 15.

Water bills for residents of Blue Grass will look different beginning later this month. Friday the Iowa American Water company, which already serves the Iowa Quad Cities, announced the purchase of the Blue Grass city water system.


Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence this week, speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired by President Trump nearly a month ago. 

Mariah Woelfel

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza says she's never seen a worse governor than Republican Governor Bruce Rauner, and that includes one she helped impeach. 


Americans who lose their coverage from the Affordable Care Act should be able to sign up for the healthcare plan now available to members of congress. 

City of Bettendorf

Bettendorf has hired a new city attorney. Christopher Curran will start working July 1, and replace Kristine Stone who resigned to accept a job with a law firm in Des Moines.

As the longest serving governor in US history prepares to leave Iowa for China, a former county treasurer and state senator takes his place.

A bill that would allow Illinois and Iowa mental health patients to get treatment across the border is now headed to Governor Bruce Rauner's desk.