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This week, a new leader will take over the supply of bombs and bullets for the US military. During a ceremony today on Arsenal Island, Colonel Heidi Hoyle will assume command of the Joint Munitions Command, known as JMC.

Most recently, Hoyle served as Executive Officer to the Executive Deputy of Army Materiel Command at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. During her career, she has served in, and led, many units that support, maintain, distribute, and store ammunition and related items.


Residents of Rock Island County can help decide the future of the courthouse. Tuesday night the county board will hold a public hearing.

Beth Van Zandt - Muscatine Journal


Some relief is in sight for Rock Island County employees who've been working without air conditioning in recent weeks. New equipment could be installed as soon as this week to cool the justice center and jail.

State of Illinois

Illinois now has its first state budget in two years, but it doesn't answer some important questions, like how k-12 schools will be funded.

Norris Campaigns in QC

Jul 13, 2017
WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

Education was the focus for democratic gubernatorial candidate John Norris during a stop in Davenport Thursday. It kicked off the final day of his 6-day announcement tour of Iowa.

Rep. Cheri Bustos

National security was the focus for some members of Congress during a week-long trip to the Middle East. The group, including Cheri Bustos from East Moline and Illinois' 17th District, traveled to Israel and Jordan.

Marion Meginnis has won a special election for alderman in Davenport's Third Ward.

Sherril Graham, Boulton Campaign

One of several democratic candidates for governor of Iowa will focus on the budget during a stop in Davenport on Wednesday. State Senator Nate Boulton is holding meetings around the state this week to talk about what he calls "the real world impact of our state's budget crisis."

Jenna Dooley, WNIJ

The state of Illinois has it's first budget since 2015.