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submitted, Nick Camlin / Rock Island County Clerk's office

A couple from East Moline is ready to get married, and they have a photo to prove it. Wednesday morning, Albert Gardner and Kathleen Hunter were the first to take advantage of the Rock Island County Clerk's new, marriage license "selfie station." 

Four days after being placed on administrative leave, Lynn Washburn has lost her job as Davenport Fire Chief. Friday city administrator Corri Spiegel made the announcement in a letter to fire department employees and city officials.

Dav. Fire Chief on Leave

Jul 25, 2017

The Davenport fire chief has stepped aside, at least temporarily. Tuesday the city announced Lynn Washburn has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The Davenport Levee Improvement Commission will soon be re-named the Riverfront Improvement Commission. At its meeting tomorrow, members will consider changing a number of bylaws to coordinate with changes the Davenport City Council is expected to approve on Wednesday.

U.S. Army Sustainment Command

A new leader will soon take over one of the major commands on Arsenal Island.

Michelle O'Neill / Scott County, Iowa (left) and 2017 Google - Map Data (right)

A Tennessee-based company will try again to persuade an Iowa board to let it build a psychiatric hospital in Bettendorf. At its meeting tomorrow, the State Health Facilities Council will consider a proposal from Strategic Behavioral Health, or SBH, to build a new hospital with 72 beds.

http://i74riverbridge.com/pdfs/I-74_Newsletter_06192017_online.pdf / Illinois & Iowa Departments of Transportation

The Iowa and Illinois departments of transportation will hold two public meetings about construction of the new, I-74 Mississippi River bridge.

Saint Ambrose University

Minority drivers are still disproportionately stopped and arrested during traffic stops in Davenport. 

submitted / JMC

This week, a new leader will take over the supply of bombs and bullets for the US military. During a ceremony today on Arsenal Island, Colonel Heidi Hoyle will assume command of the Joint Munitions Command, known as JMC.

Most recently, Hoyle served as Executive Officer to the Executive Deputy of Army Materiel Command at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. During her career, she has served in, and led, many units that support, maintain, distribute, and store ammunition and related items.

WVIK News

Residents of Rock Island County can help decide the future of the courthouse. Tuesday night the county board will hold a public hearing.

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