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Tony McCombie, IL 71st District Representative

Republican Tony McCombie is disappointed her choice for Illinois House Speaker did not win enough votes to replace Mike Madigan.

But despite Minority Leader Jim Durkin's loss, Michelle O'Neill reports she's optimistic the new legislative session will be productive.


In the November election, Michelle O'Neill reports the former mayor of Savanna defeated democrat, Mike Smiddy, in the 71st District. McCombie says her number one priority is the budget.

Two months after Moline's city administrator retired, the search for his replacement is ready to begin. A recruiter from the search firm hired by the city will spend the day Friday meeting with city staff and leaders.

With less than two weeks until the special election, it's time for republicans in Scott County to name their candidate. Party leaders will meet Thursday night to choose a candidate for Iowa House District 89 in west Davenport.

A creek with riprap along the shore with green grass and other landscaping is shown with a bridge and buildings in the background.
submitted / City of Dubuque

The City of Dubuque is broadening its efforts to become more sustainable. The city council has created a new Resilient Community Advisory Commission with nine members.

Michelle O'Neill reports it replaces the the city's Environmental Stewardship Advisory Commission.


Scott County Attorney

A Bettendorf man shot by police last month now faces charges, and the officer who wounded him has been cleared. 19 year old Joshua Price is charged with burglary, kidnapping, assault while participating in a felony, and assault on a police officer.

Fact Check: Trump's Press Conference

Jan 11, 2017
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The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating a news conference with President-elect Donald Trump, expected at 10 a.m. CST on Wednesday.

Iowa Public Television

After 45 years, and several thousand programs, the host of "Iowa Press" is retiring. Dean Borg taped his last episode of the Iowa Public Television public affairs show this week, and it'll broadcast Friday night.

Fact Check: Obama's Farewell Address

Jan 10, 2017

The NPR Politics team and reporters across the NPR newsroom will be live-annotating President Obama’s farewell address in Chicago Tuesday night, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. CST.

Sterilite Corporation

One week after Davenport announced a major plastics manufacturer wants to build a new plant in the city, Scott County is being asked to endorse the project. That's because the city wants to create a tif district for Sterilite Corporation in the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center.

state of Iowa

Some new faces, and a new majority, will take over in Des Moines next week when the new legislative session gets underway.