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Clinton County supervisors are considering a deal that would rebate property taxes to the new owners of Ashford University's former campus. 

Michelle O'Neill

Davenport will limit the use of fireworks next year. Tuesday night, the city council gave its final approval to restrictions for the Fourth of July and New Year's Eve.

Despite rain, sleet, and wind, union workers and Rock Island County officials celebrated the "topping off" of the annex to the Criminal Justice Center. This morning, a crane lifted the final piece of steel onto the building. Then two members of Local #111 of the Iron Workers union secured it. / Potosi Brewing Company

"Never giving up" and collaboration are two critical keys to job creation and growth. Those themes and others were presented Friday during the fourth annual economic summit hosted by East Moline Congresswoman, Cheri Bustos.

Tori Charnetzki / WVIK News

People looking for work now have one place to go for job and unemployment services. This morning in Rock Island, the Illinois Department of Employment Security held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new American Job Center. The office features walk-in employment services as well as a call center that will serve people statewide. 


More than 60 years after they became one-way through downtown Davenport, city officials are considering restoring 3rd and 4th streets to two-way traffic. 

Herb Trix reports.

Work begins Monday night on next year's budget for the Rock Island city council. City staff will present a proposed 117 million dollar spending plan.

IL DOT Regional Engineer, Ali Mansour, celebrates the new bridge opening with IL State Rep. Tony McCombie (from Savanna).
Jennifer von Kaenel

The new Savanna Sabula Bridge over the Mississippi River officially opens tonight. This afternoon, the Illinois and Iowa departments of transportation held a ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the $80 million bridge. 

Herb Trix / WVIK News

Moline may open the new bridge to Sylvan Island before Christmas.

Tori Charnezki / WVIK News

Drivers can look forward to regular traffic patterns along John Deere Road. This morning, the Illinois Department of Transportation and Moline announced crews will return traffic to normal patterns Thursday night.