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Iowa US Representative Dave Loebsack visited the Thomson prison today as he tries to maintain its funding. It's been about three years since the congressman from Iowa City visited the federal prison north of the Quad Cities. Even though it could hold a lot more prisoners, it's current population is 344.

Galesburg Police Department

Two days after 26 year old Jenni McGruder was fatally shot in Galesburg, police have released the name of her possible killer. Tuesday they issued a warrant for 28 year old Jonathan Kelly, of Galesburg, charging him with three counts of murder.

Detours in Bettendorf

Apr 2, 2018
Iowa DOT

As part of construction of the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge, some work and detours will begin this week  ( 4/2/18 ) in Bettendorf. The Iowa Department of Transportation says the work includes repairing 14th Street, and building a new entrance ramp from Grant Street to westbound Interstate 74. / Maneuver Moline

Contractors will close a couple of roads in Moline this week as part of the I-74 bridge project.

The I-74 River Drive exit ramp will be closed, but drivers only have to go to 7th Avenue to get off the highway. The exit ramp will be closed most of April.


The Rock Island County Board faces some key decisions in the coming months - on finances, the future of the courthouse, and hiring a new administrator.

Construction will begin soon on a new armory in Davenport for the Iowa National Guard. On Wednesday the guard held a groundbreaking ceremony on West Kimberly Road at Wisconsin Avenue, for its new "readiness center." 

Genesis Medical Center in Davenport has agreed to settle charges that it over-billed for some Medicare patients. On Tuesday, the US Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa announced the agreement to resolve allegations the hospital violated the False Claims Act.

Every two weeks, people can vote in a new poll celebrating the state’s various contributions to the world. It's part of the state's bicentennial celebration. This week’s poll asks voters to choose the state’s greatest innovation or invention. Entries include Twinkies, pinball, skyscrapers, and the TV remote. That’s not all, according to Chris Wills, a spokesman for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. / City of Moline website

People who live in Moline can now look up all the city's projects on one website. This month, the city launched its "Onward Moline, City Projects Map."


A bill to improve access in rural areas to wireless internet and phone service has been approved by Congress and signed by the president. Sponsored by Iowa Second District Congressman Dave Loebsack, it's included in the huge federal budget bill.