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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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Governor Branstad announces appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 16:30

(DES MOINES) – Governor Terry E. Branstad today announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions.

The following individuals’ appointments are effective November 20, 2014, unpaid, and are subject to Iowa Senate confirmation in the 2015 legislative session:


Health Facilities Council:

Kathleen Parris, Audubon



Board of Social Work:

Karilynne Lenning, West Des Moines


Vision Iowa Board

Rebecca Anderson, Burlington


Commission of Asian and Pacific Islanders Affairs

Manisha Paudel, Dubuque


Board of Physician Assistants

Dennis Janssen, Clive


Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council

Timothy Carmody, Council Bluffs


Iowa Emergency Response Commission

Yuxiang (Angela) Chen, Windsor Heights



LeClaire Chamber Board Openings - Deadline 11/24/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 08:52
The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce is now accepting candidates for upcoming openings on our Board of Directors. All who are current Members of the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce are welcome to submit a brief letter of interest. All candidates will be added to the ballot that will go out in December, 2014, along with the ballot for Annual Award Winners to be voted upon by Chamber membership.
Please submit a brief letter of interest by noon, Monday, November 24, 2014, to:

LeClaire Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 35

LeClaire, IA 52753

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Rock Island Library Wants Your Ideas at Community Forums PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 16:26
The Library Wants Your Opinion - Rock Island Public Library Hosts Open Community Forums for Building & Feasibility Study

Rock Island, IL: The Rock Island Public Library is planning ahead for future library needs and it wants your input. The library will host open community forums with veteran library planner George Lawson on Monday, Nov. 24 and Tuesday, Nov. 25.

The forums will be held at 6:30 pm on Nov. 24 and at 2:00 pm on Nov. 25 at the Rock Island Main Library downtown, 401 19th Street. Ample free parking is available in the library lot, just off 4th Avenue and 20th Street. The open focus group forums will allow the public to share their ideas for future library services and facilities.

"Providing comfortable, responsive spaces that meet current and emerging patron needs is part of our four-year strategic plan," said Angela Campbell, Rock Island Public Library Director. The sessions are designed to provide the library's planning team with information on community needs for library spaces and services.

Lawson is an Ames, Iowa based library space needs consultant with 39 years of library experience. He focuses on building, strategic and operational planning, and has consulted on more than 400 library building projects, including studies for Moline, East Moline, River Valley Library District (Port Byron,) and Clinton Public Libraries.

The Rock Island Public Library board of trustees engaged the team of Gere Dismer Architects, George Lawson Library Planning, KJWW Engineering Consultants and Missman Civil Engineers to create a Library Master Plan Study that will include a facility assessment of all three branches and planning recommendations for each.  Since Oct. 15, the study team has been working on a library needs assessment, which includes touring the three library locations, observing operations, interviewing staff, and reviewing worksheets.

Once the needs assessment portion of the study is completed, the team will develop recommendations and a final report, which could include recommendations for building, space utilization, conceptual design, engineering needs, site planning, and cost estimates.

Buildings included in the study are the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street, 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th Street, and the Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Road.


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