The state of Illinois has gone 18 months without a budget.  And the stop gap spending plan is about to expire with no new deal in sight.

A Davenport attorney wants to help the Davenport School District spend more money on its students. This week, Cathy Cartee filed a class action lawsuit against the Iowa legislature, the governor, and the Iowa Department of Education. 

Davenport School District

The superintendent of the Davenport schools is in trouble with the state of Iowa. Tuesday the School Budget Review Committee denied Art Tate's request to spend more than state law allows for his district, and Wednesday the Iowa Department of Education filed an ethics complaint with the Board of Educational Examiners.

Rivermont Collegiate

A private school in Bettendorf will once again have students living on campus. Rivermont Collegiate has decided to bring back "boarding" students, starting next fall.

Clinton Community College

What started as a small junior college for a few returning GI's after World War II is now a comprehensive community college with 1,900 students taking a wide range of classes. Clinton Community College will celebrate its 70th anniversary Wednesday.

After months of negotiations and failing to agree on a new contract, the East Moline School District and its teachers union have brought in some outside help. Monday afternoon, the two sides will meet with a federal mediator.

Augustana College

Science facilities at Augustana College are about to expand. On Wednesday, it announced a gift of $2.5 million from the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust to add on to The Hanson Hall of Science.

Augustana College

Augustana College will soon have to find someone new for one of its top administrative positions. The provost and dean of the college, Doctor Pareena Lawrence is leaving to become president of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

The annual effort to buy clothing for needy children in the Moline School District is underway. For the 71st year, students at Moline High School are raising money for the Share Joys Campaign.

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More students in the Quad Cities will get some welcome help paying for college. Monday the Quad Cities River Bandits announced the addition of Saint Ambrose University to the Bandit Scholars Program.