Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Oct 11, 2017

News headlines for the morning of October 11, 2017

  • Two candidates running for alderman of Davenport's 6th Ward will advance to the November general election. Richard Clewell and Sean Liddell were the top vote-getters in Tuesday's primary election.
  • An old building in downtown Davenport, now supporting local artists, may soon become and landmark. Wednesday night, the city council will consider Local Historic Landmark Designation for the John Kelly Company Wholesale Groceries Building, currently the home of the Bucktown Center for the Arts.
  • Justices from the Iowa Supreme Court will visit the Quad Cities this week to hear a case and talk with high school students about the court. A case from Muscatine County, versus Carlos Garcia, will be argued Thursday night at Central High School in Davenport.
  • Moline is trying to help the Illinois Department of Transportation keep the cost of the I-74 bridge project from rising, and keep the Mississippi River clean. Construction workers are digging a long trench for a new, six-foot storm sewer. But the ditch is quickly filling up with a lot more groundwater than anticipated. The DOT came up with a plan to fix the problem.