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WVIK Staff

The East Moline school district says its one step closer to running out of money after the board moved to borrow $1.5 million from its own savings account.

Mercatus Center, George Mason University

A new study compares the fiscal health of Iowa and Illinois, and for Illinois residents it's not a pretty sight. Its ranking of the 50 states puts Iowa at number 28, while Illinois comes in at number 49.

School districts in the Quad Cities are racing to collect as many crayons, notebooks, and backpacks as possible before the school year starts next month. 

Mariah Woelfel/WVIK

City officials, school administrators and students gathered Thursday to celebrate the start of construction of a new Grant Wood Elementary school.

Governor Bruce Rauner greets students as he arrives at Glenview Middle School in East Moline. He visited the school to talk about the importance of education and reforming the funding formula.
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

The fight isn't over for the East Moline School District after Illinois ended its two-year budget impasse last week. 

Despite Thursday's approval of a state budget for Illinois, not every sector of state spending is finalized. And that includes elementary and secondary education.

WIU

One of the many people pleased with Thursday's passage of a new state budget is Jack Thomas. The president of Western Illinois University has spent the last three years lobbying in Springfield for higher education funding, and figuring out ways to cut spending on the campuses in Macomb and the Quad Cities.

WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

A third college has been added to a scholarship program offered by the Quad Cities River Bandits. Wednesday team officials announced the gift of $15,000 to the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.

Davenport Community School District

The Davenport Community School District is one step closer to selling the building of a previously closed school.

A Davenport school teacher has admitted to possessing child pornography, according to a federal criminal complaint released this week. 

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