Friday, August 11, 2017

Aug 11, 2017

News headlines for the morning of August 11, 2017

  • Some local school superintendents are urging Illinois residents to call their legislators to ask them to override a veto by the governor for the second time this summer. East Moline Superintendent Kristin Humphries says the governor's changes would mean a multi-million dollar loss to his already underfunded school district.
  • A private school in Bettendorf can now enroll "boarding" students once again. Today (fri), Rivermont Collegiate held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renovation of the Carriage House into co-ed living space for up to 16 students, with two faculty apartments and a commons area and classroom.
  • Two local groups are inviting nature lovers, history buffs, and others to the first "Hennepin Hoopla." It'll be held tomorrow at three locks on the Hennepin Canal in Milan. At each lock, adults and children can enjoy a variety of activities, such as fishing, hiking, and learning about pollinators and prairie plants. 

 Forecast: it should be mostly clear overnight with a low around 55, then sunny on Saturday and Sunday with highs around 78 degrees.