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Scott County Juvenile Diversion Program

Scott County wants to do more to keep kids out of the court system. Tomorrow it will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its first Juvenile Diversion office in downtown Davenport.

Karen Kinney

Karen Kinney is running for a third term as Rock Island County Clerk. Wednesday night, she kicked off her re-election campaign with a fundraiser in Rock Island.

7th Judicial District

The chief judge of Iowa's Seventh Judicial District will serve another term. Thursday the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court announced appointments for each of the eight districts, including the re-appointment of Marlita Greve.


On Midwest Week, hiring a new administrator, finding new revenue, and putting together next year's budget are just a few of the challenges facing Rock Island County this fall.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Good timing is essential for people to benefit from emergency housing grants. This morning in Rock Island County, township officials announced they've received $26,848 to pay for one-time, emergency needs.

Michelle O'Neill reports the federal government distributes Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds based on the unemployment rate in each county.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Moline is trying to help the Illinois Department of Transportation keep the cost of the I-74 bridge project from rising and keep the Mississippi River clean.

Iowa Supreme Court

Justices from the Iowa Supreme Court will visit the Quad Cities this week to hear a case and talk with high school students about the court.  

Two candidates running for alderman in Davenport's 6th Ward will advance to the November general election.

Senator Joni Ernst

Iowa US Senator Joni Ernst will be the featured speaker Tuesday night at the 9th Annual Ronald Reagan Dinner sponsored by the Scott County Republican Party. It's a major fundraiser for the party, and proceeds each year support local candidates and their campaigns.


Even though the state of Illinois finally has a budget, its financial problems are far from over. That'll be the topic Tuesday night in the Quad Cities for a public forum, "The State Budget: The Challenges Ahead."