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Quad City International Airport is receiving nearly $3.3 million in federal funds to replace lighting on a runway and plan for future needs. 

NASA’s projection of the August 21 solar eclipse.
NASA

A total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on Monday, August 21. 

Shannon Schmoll, director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University, explains why and how it happens, and what we can learn from an eclipse.

Saint Ambrose University

 DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) _ An independent study finds no racial bias in traffic stops by police in a city in eastern Iowa but notes that minority drivers are more likely to be arrested and cited once they're stopped.

Beth Van Zandt - Muscatine Journal

John Deere Classic

Bryson DeChambeau overcame a four-stroke deficit to win the John Deere Classic by a stroke on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title — and a spot next week in the British Open. 

Dr. Dianne Giammetta
UnityPoint Health - Trinity

Authorities have released the names of a Bettendorf couple killed when their plane heading to Alabama crashed in southern Kentucky.

Northern Illinois University officials say there will be 150 staff position reductions as the school tries to cut expenses.  NIU president Doug Baker says most cuts will be achieved through attrition however 30 of the affected jobs will be active positions. He says most of the affected employees were notified by Monday.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is about to disappear. However, Illinois State University will be able to offer a peek under the big top.

 

The university says the son of a man who once helped lead the "Greatest Show on Earth" donated more than 15 boxes of letters and documents that once belonged to his father. The papers will become part of the school's collection of memorabilia, posters and other papers from circuses around the world.  

 

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics has released figures that show union membership in Illinois matched a historic low in 2016.  Union membership in Illinois accounted for 14.5% of the wage and salary workers in the state last year. That is down from 15.2% from the previous year and ties the historic low set in 2007.

The top Capitol Hill Democrats from Illinois say they believe President Donald Trump's revised travel ban is unconstitutional and won't survive legal challenges.

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