A new mural was unveiled Tuesday to help celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Genesis Firecracker Run. The 40 by 40-foot mural is on the side of a brick building in East Moline at "Firecracker Corner," - 18th Avenue and 13th Street.
After twelve years in Milan, a distributor of heavy equipment has bought property in East Moline's industrial park, and hopes to expand. Road Machinery and Supplies, or RMS, is based in Minneapolis, with outlets in Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota.
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.
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.
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.
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.