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The president's tax returns will be the focus of a march in northern Illinois this weekend. Members of a new citizens group called Voices from the Prairie have chosen the traditional tax deadline day, April 15th, for their event in Princeton.

Moline is inching closer to hiring a new city administrator. The city council will hold private interviews with two finalists Wednesday night, and three more Thursday night.

A busy intersection in downtown Davenport will be closed on Thursday. Brady Street between Second and Third streets will be closed to all traffic, all day, for water main repairs.

Alan Ostergren

A promotion may be in store for the Muscatine County Attorney. Tuesday Iowa's two US senators announced their recommended choices for two US Attorney openings in the state, and their list includes Alan Ostergren. 

Rauner Visits QC

Apr 11, 2017

Hoping to bring pressure on the General Assembly to solve the budget crisis, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has started a two-day tour across the state.

Landmarks Illinois

A 107 year old barn in western Illinois is the latest possible victim of the state's budget crisis. Last week, a group called Landmarks Illinois released its annual list of "Most Endangered Historic Places," and the new list includes Ryan's Round Barn, near Kewanee, in the Johnson-Sauk Trail State Recreation Area. 

Voters in the Illinois Quad Cities elected new mayors. Stephanie Acri was elected mayor of Moline, Reggie Freeman will become mayor of East Moline, and Mike Thoms won the Rock Island mayoral race.

Voters in the Illinois Quad Cities went to the polls Tuesday, choosing new mayors for Moline, Rock Island and East Moline.

Ludman vs. Davenport Assumption High School

How safe must fields and other facilities be for school sports ? That question will be argued Tuesday night when the Iowa Supreme Court hears a case in Charles City.

Formal photo of Acri on the left and of Raes on the right with a transparent layer of the ballot showing their names
Photos: submitted / Graphic: Michelle O'Neill

People who vote in Moline's mayoral race tomorrow will not have to think about write-in candidates.

Stephanie Acri's name is printed on the ballot followed by incumbent Mayor Scott Raes' name, after she waged a successful primary campaign as a write-in candidate.

Rock Island County website election page

Rock Island County is back online after a malfunction by some old equipment took down its website.