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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.

John Norris

The latest democratic candidate for governor officially entered the race over the weekend. In his hometown of Red Oak, in southwest Iowa, John Norris launched his campaign, emphasizing his "Iowa values" against those of the Branstad and Reynolds administrations.

State of Iowa

As the state's new fiscal year begins, Iowa's new governor faces some serious problems, including the budget.

State of Illinois

The Illinois House voted on Thursday to override Governor Bruce Rauner's budget veto, ending a two-year stalemate that has deprived public universities and social service agencies from much of their state funding. 

submitted / Downtown Davenport Partnership

It's a relief  to many residents who say they've endured weeks of restless nights since fireworks were legalized in Iowa.

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