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Ill. Gen. Assembly - Barbara Wheeler


Time is running out for the governor of Illinois and the legislature to break a two-year deadlock, and agree on a state budget.

Mariah Woelfel

Hundreds of local businesses tried to sell their services to the Rock Island Arsenal on Wednesday. They set up shop at the iWireless Center in Moline as part of an annual networking event between the Army and business owners.

Levee Commission Changes

May 25, 2017

More than 100 years after it was formed some major changes are in the works for  Davenport's Levee Improvement Commission. This week, commissioners approved a change in the number of members and how they're chosen.

Six candidates want to represent Davenport's Third Ward on the city council. They all filed enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Bill Boom following his conviction in federal court of a felony.

The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race
NYU Press

Dr. Christopher Whitt talks with Dr. Melanye Price, author of The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race.

Prichard for Governor

A native of Davenport who's running for governor, will campaign in eastern Iowa Friday. State Representative Todd Prichard, from Charles City, has joined a long list of democrats in the race for the nomination next year.


After years of planning, the Scott County Sheriff's Office has opened a new headquarters for its patrol division. Tuesday, department and county officials cut a ribbon on South 16th Avenue in Eldridge, just off Highway 61.

Davenport police are asking people for information about a weekend shooting in which three people were wounded.

Biss for Governor

One of the many democratic candidates for governor of Illinois will come to the Quad Cities this weekend. Saturday State Senator Daniel Biss from Evanston will meet with fellow democrats from Rock Island County.