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Local business leaders want state and local government to improve the economy and create a business-friendly climate.  Tuesday, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce announced its 2018 legislative priorities. / Rock Island Preservation Society

Government Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic on Monday from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm. 

One of the democratic candidates for governor will kickoff a statewide tour this weekend in eastern Iowa. Starting in Iowa City on Sunday, Fred Hubbell plans to hold 14 stops, over four days, focused on the economy.

Hoping to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, members of Congress have introduced a bill that would allow victims to take their cases to court.

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A man and a teenage boy accused of killing a girl in Davenport have taken plea deals. On June 26th, 2016, police say 15-year-old Ayana Culbreath was killed when shots were fired during a backyard party. Davenport police arrested two suspects a couple of weeks later.

Delaney for President

Even though the next presidential election is still three years away, there's one candidate already in the race. Maryland Democratic Congressman John Delaney actually made his announcement last summer, and will visit Iowa for the 5th time this weekend. 

Delaney for President

The first official candidate for president for the 2020 election will visit the Quad Cities and eastern Iowa this weekend. This will be the 5th trip to Iowa for Maryland Congressman and democrat John Delaney since announcing his candidacy last summer.

Just one day after candidates could begin filing their nominating petitions for the  primary election next March, some contests are shaping up for the Quad Cities and northwestern Illinois.

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Clinton County supervisors are considering a deal that would rebate property taxes to the new owners of Ashford University's former campus. 

Michelle O'Neill

Davenport will limit the use of fireworks next year. Tuesday night, the city council gave its final approval to restrictions for the Fourth of July and New Year's Eve.