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Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The Davenport Levee Improvement Commission will soon be re-named the Riverfront Improvement Commission. At its meeting tomorrow, members will consider changing a number of bylaws to coordinate with changes the Davenport City Council is expected to approve on Wednesday.

U.S. Army Sustainment Command

A new leader will soon take over one of the major commands on Arsenal Island.

Michelle O'Neill / Scott County, Iowa (left) and 2017 Google - Map Data (right)

A Tennessee-based company will try again to persuade an Iowa board to let it build a psychiatric hospital in Bettendorf. At its meeting tomorrow, the State Health Facilities Council will consider a proposal from Strategic Behavioral Health, or SBH, to build a new hospital with 72 beds. / Illinois & Iowa Departments of Transportation

The Iowa and Illinois departments of transportation will hold two public meetings about construction of the new, I-74 Mississippi River bridge.

Saint Ambrose University

Minority drivers are still disproportionately stopped and arrested during traffic stops in Davenport. 

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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.