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Employees of an eastern Iowa steel mill want to help the less fortunate residents of their community. Tuesday SSAB Iowa will pledge 80,000 dollars to the United Way of Muscatine. 

Cheri Bustos

Several months after first being mentioned as a possible candidate for governor of Illinois, Cheri Bustos has decided against it. Monday the congresswoman from East Moline and the 17th District said she will run for re-election next year instead.

Vanguard

Residents of Bettendorf will soon find out if the value of their property has gone up, and if their tax bills will increase. A re-appraisal of all 14,000 homes in the city has just been completed and new assessment notices are in the mail.  

The Bettendorf city council is nearly ready to fill a vacant seat. Monday night, during a committee of the whole meeting, aldermen will interview six finalists to replace Gary Mohr who resigned his at-large seat after winning election to the Iowa House.

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Upper Mississippi Recreation

Feb 18, 2017


Site plan for BettPlex
submitted / BettPlex.com

Bettendorf is working with a developer to build a large sports and entertainment complex. Today, the city and Doug Kratz announced the $45 million project called, BettPlex.

Michelle O'Neill reports it'll be located on Forest Grove Road near Middle Road and I-80.

Summary

Kratz serves on the board of Triumph Bancorp and before 2013, was vice chair of Triumph Community Bank in Bettendorf. He says the complex will feature indoor fields that will accomodate a variety of sports, from baseball to wrestling. Eight basketball, pickleball, and volleyball courts will also be part of the 265,000-square-foot building. Sand volleyball courts will be built inside and outside.

Deere & Company

Earnings fell but sales and revenue rose for Deere and Company during its first quarter. 

Illinois Governor's Office

Following the governor's budget message on Wednesday, is there any hope for an end to the long state budget impasse in Illinois ?

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 Quad-City Times columnist Barb Ickes writes about caring for aging parents for this week's "Big Story."

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