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Saint Ambrose University is preparing to celebrate the latest addition to its campus in Davenport. On Friday, it will hold a blessing, dedication, and ribbon-cutting for its 20 million dollar Wellness and Recreation Center.


Classes are cancelled for the rest of the week for Franklin Elementary School in Moline. A fire on Sunday caused significant damage, and it's not yet known when it might re-open.

Augustana College and the Rock Island Public Library have signed an agreement. The new, reciprocal agreement allows students to borrow from the city library, and opens up the college's Tredway Library to city residents.

Enrollment At Black Hawk College Continues To Fall

Sep 20, 2017
Black Hawk College's campus in Moline. Ill.
Black Hawk College / Submitted

Enrollment at Black Hawk College has fallen to the lowest level in five years even after Illinois finally passed a budget and sent funding to thousands of colleges and schools as a result.


To help low income students do better in school, the Davenport School Board has converted its temporary Poverty Committee into a standing or permanent committee. It includes board members and residents of the district.

Carl Sandburg College

The year-long celebration of Carl Sandburg College's 50th anniversary will end this weekend. 

Illinois Capitol
State of Illinois

On Midwest Week, for the first time in many, many years, Illinois has reformed its school funding formula, but it wasn't easy.

submitted / Palmer College of Chiropractic

Palmer College of Chiropractic honored a local donor this morning during a ribbon cutting for its new fitness center. The former Alumni Auditorium has been renovated, and is now called the Richard Bittner Athletic and Recreation Center.

UTHS: School Budgeting in the Dark

Sep 12, 2017
MGN Online & Michelle O'Neill / MGN Online & WVIK News

The change in the Illinois school funding formula is causing some uncertainty for those planning the budget for the 2018-2019 school year. Last night, the United Township High School board adopted the proposed budget. 

Polls will be open Tuesday in the Iowa Quad Cities, and across the state, for school board elections. And there are races to decide in all four school districts in Scott County.