A new study compares the fiscal health of Iowa and Illinois, and for Illinois residents it's not a pretty sight. Its ranking of the 50 states puts Iowa at number 28, while Illinois comes in at number 49.
It could be a re-match next year in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District. Christopher Peters, a surgeon and a republican from Coralville is preparing to challenge democratic incumbent Dave Loebsack from Iowa City.
One of several democratic candidates for governor of Iowa will focus on the budget during a stop in Davenport on Wednesday. State Senator Nate Boulton is holding meetings around the state this week to talk about what he calls "the real world impact of our state's budget crisis."
The state of Iowa will help preserve jobs in Dubuque, and help a Quad Cities company move and expand. Friday the board of the Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to a total of eight companies for job creation and expansion projects.
A native of Davenport who's running for governor, will campaign in eastern Iowa Friday. State Representative Todd Prichard, from Charles City, has joined a long list of democrats in the race for the nomination next year.
A major step in the renovation of a historic park in Rock Island will be taken Tuesday. The newly-refurbished baseball diamond in Douglas Park will host its first game - Rock Island High School versus Alleman.
If all goes according to plan, construction of the new I-74 bridge will begin this summer. Tuesday the Iowa Department of Transportation opened bids for the project connecting Moline with Bettendorf, across the Mississippi River.
The current rules for siting large animal confinements in Iowa are not tough enough. That's according to a group called Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement which will hold the latest in a series of public meetings in Davenport Thursday night.