Rock Island County

Tammy Weikert has a new part-time "job." The Rock Island County Circuit Clerk has been appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court's Commission on Access to Justice. 

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Thanks to a federal grant, high school students in Knox County will get help preparing for college. TRIO Upward Bound, a program at Carl Sandburg College, will receive $1.3 million over the next five years.


The alleged gunman who shot and wounded several people Wednesday morning at a GOP congressional baseball practice near Washington D.C. has ties to the Quad Cities. 

A former employee of John Deere will go to prison for cheating the company. Tuesday in federal court in Rock Island, Harvey Ulfers was sentenced to two years and nine months following his guilty pleas to wire fraud and money laundering.

A long effort to plan the future of Mercer County is about to move into the next phase. An organization called Mercer County Better Together will hold the 11th and final community meeting Wednesday night in New Boston.

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IT employees at the Corps of Engineers had to find a work-around to fix a problem with the Government Bridge camera. It took longer than usual because the cause was not ice, lightning, or an angry bird.

National Weather Service website:

Risks of heat stroke and other injuries are rising with the temperature and humidity.  


A new mural was unveiled Tuesday to help celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Genesis Firecracker Run. The 40 by 40-foot mural is on the side of a brick building in East Moline at "Firecracker Corner," - 18th Avenue and 13th Street. 

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an open hearing on Tuesday.


This story was updated June 13 to reflect the results of the City Council meeting.

Rock Island police hope putting up some cameras will help them reduce crime in one neighborhood. Monday night the city council unanimously approved a proposal to spend $60,000 from federal block grant funds.