Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • Rock Island considers TIF districts to upgrade two public housing complexes,
  • The effort continues to move the remains of Fulton Sheen to Peoria,
  • and Illinois has a new director of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

40% chance of rain and thunderstorms, with a high of 84 degrees and mostly cloudy skies.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Congress is working on a new, Water Resources Development Act, and deciding which projects to pay for. That includes fixing locks and dams. A group that represents navigators, shippers, farmers, and others is pleased with the proposed funding and policies in the act, which has passed the House.

Millenia Housing

Rock Island may help a private company renovate two public housing complexes. Monday night, aldermen will discuss creating separate tax increment financing districts for Century Woods and Heather Ridge.

Rock River Trail Ride

Jun 11, 2018
Libman & Nelson

Two men from DeKalb have been training hard in recent weeks, preparing for what will probably be the first bike ride along the length of the Rock River Trail - from up in Wisconsin to the Quad Cities.

Residents of the Bettendorf School District can help decide how much money is spent on building improvements in the coming years. On Friday the district held the first of eight community meetings to find out what people think about a wide range of proposed projects.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Jun 11, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • the Senate works on its own version of the farm bill,
  • an extended stay hotel is planned for the former site of Jumer's in Bettendorf,
  • and the effort to preserve artifacts from a 1908 race riot in Springfield.

Mostly cloudy skies, with a high near 80.

Kevin Schmidt / Quad-City Times

For this weekend's "Big Story" in the Quad-City Times, business reporter Sarah Ritter looks at what's behind the recent uptick in train traffic along the Canadian Pacific Railway line that runs from the Village of East Davenport to the city's northwest side.

Bee Branch Creek Restoration

Jun 9, 2018

submitted / Iowa Workforce Development

A local bee keeper has started working with an apprentice, thanks to a new state program. Last summer, an employee of Iowa WORKS in Davenport approached Phil Crandall, President of Crandall Farms in Coal Valley, as he was selling honey at the Freight House farmers market.

The employee, Martha Garcia-Tappa, asked if he'd be interested in starting a "Master Bee Keeper Registered Apprenticeship Program."