Now that the legislature's veto session is over, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has begun campaigning for a second term. This week, he began visiting companies around the state to tell them how he can help, if re-elected.
Hoping to compete with Iowa and help young people find jobs, Moline has changed its liquor ordinance. Now "minors" who are 18, 19, and 20 can sell and serve alcohol in bars, restaurants, and grocery stores.
One week after a fire closed a Moline school, students and staff have moved to a temporary site. Monday morning, Franklin Elementary re-opened in the former Western Illinois University building on 60th Street in Moline, overlooking John Deere Road.
Classes could resume as soon as early next week for students and teachers at Franklin Elementary School in Moline. The school has been closed since Monday because of a fire last weekend that cause significant damage throughout the building.
Three years after it closed, a buyer may have been found for the former Western Illinois University campus in Moline. On Sunday, college trustees will hold a special meeting in Macomb to "consider the sale of the University's former 60th Street campus."