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The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate fell below six percent in February. The drop to 5.4% leaves Illinois' jobless rate at its lowest since late 2007.

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On Midwest Week, the motions have been heard and ruled on, so now Stanley Liggins can be tried for the third time for murder. 

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This week, Quad-City Times columnist Barb Ickes is starting a new series exploring "off-limits" places in the Quad Cities area. 

The first installment of the series took her to the underbelly of the I-74 bridge.

About 50 people applied for a key position in Moline that's been vacant for several months. Former city administrator Lew Steinbrecher retired in November. And late last year, the city council hired GovHR USA to help search for his replacement.

Seventh Ward Alderman, Mike Waldron, says a recruiter from the firm has been reviewing the applications and, by the end of the week, will provide a list of the top ten candidates.

New American Economy

A new study shows the impact of immigrants on the local, state, and national economies. A group called the New American Economy used census data to look at all 435 congressional districts.

For this study, the group used the term immigrant to mean any person born outside of the United States, whether legal or not.

Mercer County Better Together

Residents of Mercer County are being asked to help plan its future. The next in a series of community meetings will be held Thursday night in Eliza.

Courtesy of LA Louver Gallery, Venice.

What would you do with pieces of wood and rope, a pair of antlers, and tar? Artist Alison Saar transforms all of these, and much more, to create dynamic sculptures and installations that examine the positioning of women and African-Americans, both throughout history and in contemporary culture.


Scott County Waste Commission

 

Last summer, the Scott County Waste Commission started single-stream recycling. But lithium and re-chargeable batteries are not on the list of things to "Go All In" (that's the name of the ad campaign to promote the program).

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