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Governor Quinn Statement on the Passing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Blanchette   
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 14:44
CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn today released the following statement regarding the passing of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka:

"Today is a sad day in the state of Illinois. I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of my friend, Judy Baar Topinka.

‪            "As the first female Treasurer of Illinois and a longtime public servant, Judy was a trailblazer in every sense of the word.

‪            "Never without her signature sense of humor, Judy was a force of nature. She left her mark on the state she has called home her entire life. Her leadership improved Illinois and paved the way for countless women in politics.

“My deepest sympathies go out to Judy's son, Joe, daughter-in-law Christina, granddaughter Alexandra, her family, friends and devoted staff.

‪            "Today the entire state mourns the loss of one of the greats. Judy Baar Topinka will be incredibly missed."


Rock Island Beautification Commission Announces Holiday Lighting Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dena Grunewald   
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 15:46

The Rock Island Beautification Commission is sponsoring the 29th Annual Holiday Lighting Contest to recognize Rock Island residents and businesses that decorate with exceptional seasonal lighting displays. To nominate a residential or commercial light display, send the name and address of the display to the Rock Island Beautification Commission, Rock Island City Hall – 1528 Third Avenue, or call (309) 732-2909 with a nomination.

Nominations must be received by 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Judging will take place on Monday evening, December 22. All displays should be illuminated by 5:30 p.m. There will be awards for the top winners in the residential and commercial categories. Winners of the 2012 and 2013 Holiday Lighting Contests are not eligible.

Names Released - Fatality Accident - 29000 blk 240th Ave PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ryan Lage   
Monday, 24 November 2014 14:22

The driver of the 2005 Buick passenger car who was fatally injured on 11/22/14 was identified as William P. Flenker, 84, from rural Long Grove.

The driver of the semitrailer was identified as Ryan E. Wilson, 19, from Bettendorf. He was uninjured in the accident.

The accident remains under investigation.

Governor Quinn Announces Investments for Quad Cities Area Construction Projects PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Blanchette   
Friday, 21 November 2014 10:05

Includes Road Work in Rock Island and Whiteside Counties

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced investments of more than $2 million for construction projects in the Quad Cities area. The road projects in Rock Island and Whiteside Counties are part of his $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, and address critical infrastructure needs in central Illinois. The announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

“I sought passage of the Illinois Jobs Now! program immediately after taking office in 2009 because the state had gone nearly ten years without major capital construction legislation to repair and maintain the state’s infrastructure,” Governor Quinn said. “With Illinois Jobs Now!, we’ve been able to put hundreds of thousands of people to work and helped to make places like the Quad Cities a better place to live and work.”

The projects will be managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Rock Island County

The Quad City International Airport will receive a new visual approach guidance system on Runway 9 and sign updates for $1,242,761 by Tri-City Electric Company of Davenport, the lowest of three bidders. The Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics will manage the projects, which includes federal, state and local funding.

"Avenue Of The Cities" will receive cold milling, pavement patching and HMA resurfacing from 1st Street to Kennedy Drive in East Moline for $488,351 by Valley Construction Co. of Rock Island, the lowest of three bidders.

Whiteside County

U.S. 30 will receive cold milling and HMA resurfacing between the ramps at the I-88 interchange east of Rock Falls for $397,777 by Twin City Construction Company of Sterling, the lowest of three bidders.

The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now! program, which will support more than 439,000 jobs over six years. Illinois Jobs Now! is the largest construction program in Illinois history, and is one of the largest construction programs in the nation.


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Written by Brandy Walvaert   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 16:38

DAVENPORT—Waste Commission of Scott County facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, for Thanksgiving.  Facilities closed include:

  • Scott Area Recycling Center, 5640 Carey Ave., Davenport
  • Scott Area Landfill, 11555 110th Ave., Davenport
  • Household Hazardous Material Facilities, Davenport
  • Electronic Demanufacturing Facility, 1048 East 59th St., Davenport

Regular hours will resume at all facilities on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. However, no appointments for household hazardous material drop-off will be available on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

Waste Commission of Scott County is an intergovernmental agency whose mission is to provide environmentally sound and economically feasible solid waste management for Scott County. For more information about the Commission, please call (563) 381-1300 or visit

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