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The government usually doesn't like people to pour chemicals into the Mississippi River. But Tuesday, scientists from the US Geological Survey will use a harmless red dye to find out how water flows through the recreational lock near Pleasant Valley. 

http://rivergages.mvr.usace.army.mil/MVRCams/RiverCam.cfm / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District

Perhaps a collective sigh of relief could be heard in cars and trucks in the Quad Cities late this morning. That's when the Corps of Engineers on Arsenal Island announced the Government Bridge camera is up and running again.

A crew is working to fix part of a road that buckled due to the heat. Employees from the Rock Island County Highway Department are repairing the broken pavement in the west-bound lane of the Milan Beltway, just east of US 67 near Camden Park.

Some residents of Davenport will take the first step on Tuesday  to fill a vacancy on the city council. A primary will be held in the Third Ward, and there are 6 names on the ballot.

Ride the River 2017

Jun 10, 2017


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Golfers from 11- to 18-years-old will compete in the John Deere Classic Junior Open over the next four days. The Iowa PGA and title sponsor, the John Deere Classic, will hold the tournament at TPC Deere Run in Silvis.

Rock Island County

A Rock Island woman may fill a vacancy on the county board. Friday board chair Ken Maranda nominated Edna Sowards to represent District 15.

Three days after he drowned in the Mississippi River, the body of Galesburg man has been found. Friday morning, a rescue crew from the Arsenal Fire Department recovered the body of 25 year Malik  Williams near where he was last seen - along the Ben Butterworth Parkway in Moline.

Water bills for residents of Blue Grass will look different beginning later this month. Friday the Iowa American Water company, which already serves the Iowa Quad Cities, announced the purchase of the Blue Grass city water system.

Andy Abeyta / Quad-City Times

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, columnist Barb Ickes heads to the top of the Davenport clock tower.

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