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Joan Marttila

A retired educator from Bettendorf is running for a seat in the Iowa House. Monday Joan Marttila announced she's running as a democrat in District 94, which includes Bettendorf, Riverdale, Panorama Park, and northeast Davenport.

Quinn Campaigns in QC

Feb 15, 2018
WVIK News

A former Illinois state treasurer, lieutenant governor, and governor is running for one of the few statewide jobs he hasn't held. Pat Quinn, one of the eight democrats running for attorney general in next month's primary, began a trip across the state in Rock Island Thursday morning.

submitted / Bettendorf

Bettendorf aldermen have decided not to increase the property tax rate for next year. That's because enough employees plan to retire early which will help the city save money.

City Administrator Decker Ploehn says the city council held a budget meeting last weekend. Revenue has been coming in lower than forecast.

https://goo.gl/as5PEv / I-74 River Bridge

People will soon be able to experience traveling over, and under, the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge. A couple of years ago, the Iowa Department of Transportation hired Iowa State University to create a virtual reality program. And it'll open at the Moline Public Library on Friday.

(R) Ill. Air National Guard, (I) Ill. Gen. Assembly

On Midwest Week, the upcoming republican primary for governor of Illinois.

city of Moline

Some new apartments are being planned for downtown Moline. Tuesday night, the city council will discuss a proposal to re-develop a half-block - between 13th and 14th Streets, and from 6th Avenue to an alley.

submitted / City of Bettendorf

The Bettendorf City Council may offer early retirement incentives to a group of employees. 

state of Iowa

One month into this year's session, what has the Iowa legislature accomplished so far ?

Bettendorf Police Department

A veteran of the Bettendorf Police Department will probably soon become its next chief. Today the city announced, Captain Keith Kimball has been chosen to replace Phil Redington, who's led the department for 25 years, and plans to retire in May. 

A Galesburg resident will join congresswoman Cheri Bustos at the State of the Union Address on Tuesday. Sarah Miller first contacted Bustos in April 2016 when Galesburg tested high for lead content in water.

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