East Moline


Work is finally, officially underway for the Bend of the Mighty Mississippi - the long awaited redevelopment of the former Case I-H plant site in East Moline. Ground was broken Thursday for a new Hyatt Hotel.

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East Moline police are asking the public for help with a shooting investigation. Around 2:00 A.M. today, someone reported the shooting, and officers found a man in the 1300 block of 10th Avenue. He had been shot twice in the back and was taken to a hospital. But officers say his injuries are not life-threatening.

The shooting may be related to an argument between the man and someone he knew. Detectives and other officers are interviewing witnesses and gathering information.


Work will begin soon to build a stage for special events in downtown East Moline. Backers of the project held a celebration Tuesday afternoon at the corner of 8th Street and 15th Avenue.

Illinois QC Healthy Homes Coalition

Nearly 40 years after it was banned, lead paint is still a hazard, especially for children. That's why the Illinois Quad Cities Healthy Homes Coalition is applying for a federal grant to remove it from local homes.


To help recover its costs for the development of the former Case plant property along the riverfront, East Moline will establish a special district. Monday night the city council will consider designating The Bend Business District.

Cheri Bustos

Several months after first being mentioned as a possible candidate for governor of Illinois, Cheri Bustos has decided against it. Monday the congresswoman from East Moline and the 17th District said she will run for re-election next year instead.

Andy Abeyta, Quad City Times

On Midwest Week, some young men from a tough neighborhood in the Quad Cities struggle to carve out careers in music.

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A veteran alderman in East Moline has decided to run for mayor. Monday morning, 7th Ward alderman Gary Westbrook officially began his campaign.

Credit East Moline

The mayor of East Moline wants employees of the Rock Island Arsenal to be able to run for local government. Tonight, the city council will consider switching to non-partisan elections, which would allow federal employees to run for office. 

Forgery Suspect

Jun 8, 2016
EM Police Department

East Moline Police detectives are asking for the public's help to identify a suspect in multiple forgeries.  The suspect pictured here has opened up bank accounts at several Quad Cities banks under the name of Anna Walden. 

Police believe the identity of Walden is stolen from Michigan and being used by the suspect to commit bank fraud. 

Anyone with information on the true identity of the suspect is asked to call East Moline Police at 309-797-0401 or Crime Stoppers at 762-9500.