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After seven months without a county administrator, the Rock Island County board may choose a replacement Wednesday night. The board is scheduled to interview James Snider in closed session, and then may come into open session to vote on hiring him.


A national search for a new Rock Island County administrator is nearly over. The county board may decide Wednesday night to hire James Snider from Freeport, Illinois.

Iowa experiments with a new way of assessing criminal defendants, designed to allow more people to be released while their cases progress.

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Some land in eastern Scott County may soon be converted from a golf course into new homes. Thursday night the board of supervisors will hold a public hearing on plans for the Olathea Golf Course, along Highway 67 between LeClaire and Princeton. / Illinois House GOP YouTube channel

Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation to better protect state workers after a deadly attack on a child welfare caseworker last fall. Pamela Knight, a Department of Children and Family Services employee, was attacked by a father when she tried to take protective custody of a child in Milledgeville. The 59-year-old died from her injuries in February.

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A US senator and congresswoman from Illinois are pushing the Army to bring the Rock Island Arsenal into the 21st century.

Michelle O'Neill reports this morning, Dick Durbin and Cheri Bustos joined General Gus Perna, Commander of the Army Materiel Command, and Under Secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy, to take a tour of Arsenal Island. / The Bend Facebook page

Developers of The Bend in East Moline now have the financial backing needed to continue the riverfront project. At a special meeting last night, the city council approved a $10.2 million line of credit for the development.

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When real spring weather finally arrives in the Quad Cities, it should make hundreds of construction workers happy.

Michelle O'Neill gives us an update on the I-74 bridge project.

On Midwest Week, some major decisions are coming up for the board of the Quad City Airport, including hiring a new director and where to find new revenue.