News headlines for Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Classes are cancelled for the rest of the week for Franklin Elementary School in Moline. A fire on Sunday caused significant damage, and it's not yet known when it might re-open. Superintendent Lanty McGuire says his goal is to find an alternative site where all 270 students and 20 staff can re-locate.
- Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says professional athletes are free to protest during the National Anthem - but he says to do so is insulting. Disclosure forms show Rauner is part-owner of both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bulls. Rauner says the protests are insulting to the country and to veterans.
- The Iowa National Guard is sending 24 airmen to Puerto Rico Tuesday morning with response to Hurricane Maria by assisting local law enforcement.
Genesis Health System will once again try to prevent what it's predicting will be a worse-than-usual flu season. It will give free vaccinations to elementary school children in the Quad Cities for the 11th year in a row, starting at Grant Wood Elementary School in Bettendorf Tuesday.