A quarter century after Iowa college student Tammy Zywicki was abducted in Illinois and found murdered in Missouri, authorities again are asking for the public's help in trying finally to solve the case.
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."