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Michelle ONeill / WVIK News

Moline officials plan to be ready for growth when the new I-74 Bridge opens. 

Michelle ONeill / WVIK News

A Black Hawk College student and his friend are trying to get Joe Biden to run for president in 2020. Collin West of East Moline and Matthew Graf of Rock Island recently founded the "Time For Biden" Super PAC to rally support for the former vice president. / Illinois State Treasurer

It's now easier for people to receive unclaimed property in Illinois, if it's less than $500. The Illinois Treasurer's office has added a couple of online tools to submit paperwork and get money quickly.

Tori Charnetzki / WVIK

Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms gave his first "State of the City" address Monday at the Quad City Botanical Center.

Scott County

One of the newest members of the Scott County Board has become its leader. Tony Knobbe was elected chair last week during the board's organizational meeting for 2018. 


A Scott County judge has set a date for the third murder trial of Stanley Liggins. At a hearing this morning in Davenport, Judge Marlita Greve ordered the trial to be held on August 28th.

As we get ready to welcome 2018, we thought we’d take a few minutes to listen back to another wild year in Illinois government and politics. / City of Moline

Most of Moline's 19th Street will re-open before the New Year. Tomorrow, city workers will open the southbound lanes and one northbound lane, between 7th Avenue and 11th Avenue A. The other northbound lane of 19th Street will remain closed all winter.

Rock Island County

Despite the frigid weather, some elderly residents of Rock Island are climbing on buses  to visit the office of the county assessor. Thursday and Friday, 58 residents of Friendship Manor are applying for this year's senior homestead exemption - that would save them 500 dollars on their 2017 taxes.

The city of Davenport is now involved in two long and costly, court cases.