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Tori Charnezki / WVIK News

Drivers can look forward to regular traffic patterns along John Deere Road. This morning, the Illinois Department of Transportation and Moline announced crews will return traffic to normal patterns Thursday night.

Interviews will be held soon in the search for new police and fire chiefs for Moline.

WVIK News

Now that the legislature's veto session is over, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has begun campaigning for a second term. This week, he began visiting companies around the state to tell them how he can help, if re-elected. 

Annette Elizabeth Allen
NPR

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is back on Capitol Hill for a House Judiciary Committee hearing about his oversight of the Justice Department. 

Cournoyer for State Senate

The owner of a small business and president of the Pleasant Valley School Board is running for the Iowa Senate. Last week, republican Chris Cournoyer, from LeClaire, announced her candidacy in District 49 which is now represented by democrat Rita Hart.

Flood Relief Bill Passes

Nov 10, 2017
Illinois House

The Illinois House and Senate approved legislation this week that would provide an income tax credit to flood victims. And it now goes to the governor for his signature.

state of Illinois

On Midwest Week, a very busy veto session is now over for the Illinois General Assembly. 

Google Maps

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, political reporter Ed Tibbetts spent some time in Clinton County, Iowa. 

Marie Gleason

A community activist and John Deere employee has decided to run for the Iowa Senate. Thursday Marie Gleason of Bettendorf announced her bid for the democratic nomination in District 47 that's now represented by republican Roby Smith of Davenport.

Iowa Municipal Elections

Nov 6, 2017
Scott County Auditor

Polls will be open Tuesday in the Iowa Quad Cities, and across the state, for municipal elections.

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