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Governor Quinn Announces New Class of Illinois State Police Cadets PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katie Hickey   
Monday, 25 August 2014 09:16

More Cadets to Protect and Serve Communities Across Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a new Illinois State Police (ISP) cadet class is set to begin in September 2014. Class 125 marks the second cadet class for 2014, and officials anticipate that graduates will report for duty in February 2015. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure the safety of all people in every community across Illinois.

“The last few days have powerfully illustrated the strength, dedication and skill of our State Police force,” Governor Quinn said. “From defusing a hostage crisis in Harvey, rescuing a motorist from floodwaters in southern Illinois, to helping the Chicago Police Department keep city streets safe, our dedicated troopers are always on call to serve our residents. This new cadet class will be an asset to officers already on patrol and to all of us who count on them.”

“With the recent deployment of officers assisting in Chicago and other communities like Harvey, where State Police provided support during a high-risk hostage situation, more resources will provide much needed support to the men and women of this department who are indispensable in protecting Illinois,” State Police Director Hiram Grau said.

The cadets will endure a rigorous 26-week regimen of physical and classroom instruction which includes training in Terrorism Awareness, Domestic Violence, Critical Incident Response, Firearms Training, First Responder Certification, Illinois Vehicle Code, Criminal Law, Motor Carrier Safety, Juvenile Law and more.

The ISP Academy is one of the most respected and recognized training facilities in the country. Dozens of law enforcement agencies also use ISP Academy curriculum to meet standards set forth by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Anyone interested in joining the ranks of the Illinois State Police is encouraged to visit the State Police Merit Board website at for future application availability and testing dates.


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Written by Brandy Walvaert   
Friday, 22 August 2014 15:45

DAVENPORT, IA—Waste Commission of Scott County facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day. Normal hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Facilities closed include the following:

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

Waste Commission of Scott County is an inter-governmental 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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Written by Jackie E. Holecek   
Friday, 22 August 2014 09:35

City of Davenport, Iowa

Monday, August 25, 5:30 p.m.

Starting From Public Works, 1200 E. 46th Street

1) Tour of Capital Improvement & Maintenance Projects

Note:  A tour of 16 project sites (route attached) will be conducted via bus.  

Members of the media and public are welcome to ride along.

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Written by Renee Luze-Johnson   
Friday, 22 August 2014 09:25

August 25 - 29, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Committee of the Whole - 8:00 am

Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center

1. Roll Call: Hancock, Minard, Sunderbruch, Cusack, Earnhardt

Facilities & Economic Development

2. Support of RAGBRAI route coming through Scott County in 2015. (Item 2)

3. Discussion of City of LeClaire's proposed amendment to TIF District #1. (Item 3)

4. Public Hearing on transfer of Tax Deed properties to the Cities of Davenport,

Bettendorf, and McCausland in accordance with County policy. (Item 4)

5. Bids for program and design renovations to the first floor Courthouse, Phase 1 & 2.

(Item 5)

6. Vehicle replacements for the Facility and Support Services Department. (Item 6)

7. Vehicle replacement for the Sheriff's Office. (Item 7)

Human Resources

8. Organizational Change Recommendations - Administration and Facility & Support

Services. (Item 8)

9. Staff appointments. (Item 9)

Finance & Intergovernmental

10. 2014 Homestead and Military Tax Credit Applications as recommended for allowance

and disallowance by the Davenport City Assessor and the Scott County Assessor

Offices. (Item 10)

11. 2014 City of Bettendorf Special Election Assessments. (Item 11)

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Other Items of Interest

12. Adjourned.

Moved by _____ Seconded by _____



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Regular Board Meeting - 5:00 pm

Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center

Public Hearing - 5:00 pm

Board Room, 1st Floor, Administrative Center

Public Hearing

1. Public Hearing on Transfer of Tax Deed Properties

Clarke County Becomes a Home Base Iowa Community PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:07

Lt. Governor Reynolds Announces Clarke County as the Third Home Base Iowa Community

(Osceola, Iowa) – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today congratulated Clarke County on achieving its Home Base Iowa Community designation.  Clarke County is one of only three counties statewide to secure this title, the others being Greene and Howard counties.

Home Base Iowa designated communities serve as centers of opportunity for military veterans. All Home Base Iowa Communities must have 10 percent of businesses in the area achieve Home Base Iowa Business status, develop its own incentive package for veterans and obtain a resolution of support from the appropriate governing body.

“Communities like Clarke County prove just how much Iowans respect the sacrifice our veterans and their families have made for this country,” Governor Terry E. Branstad said. “As a veteran myself, I am proud of the commitment Clarke County is making and look forward to seeing our nation’s heroes prosper in Clarke County and across the state.”

Clarke County will take great pride in prominently displaying and marketing the Home Base Iowa designation within numerous websites and community signage. They also identified several items to be included for the Veterans in a welcome package including but not limited to:

o   Military Home Assistance Program, providing eligible service members and veterans with a $1,000 - $2,000 grant for closing costs to purchase a home in Clarke County.

o   Complimentary rooms at Lakeside Hotel and Casino while finding housing in Clarke County.

Lt. Gov. Reynolds added, “I’m so proud of my home town. Clarke County demonstrates its commitment to our service men and woman who have sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. The Home Base Iowa initiative works to ensure every service member leaving the military can find a career right here in Iowa.”

The Home Base Iowa is a unique non-profit private-public partnership that focuses on recruiting veterans and active duty service members for quality, well-paying private-sector jobs in Iowa.

  • In March, Iowa was named one of only a handful of states to be designated an All-Vet State by “Hiring Our Heroes,” a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
  • In June, Iowa was named as the first state to offer “Hilton Honors Military Initiative.” This is a program set up by Hilton Worldwide, and connects military members and their families across the nation with free lodging at Hilton hotels as they pursue their job hunt, or need somewhere to stay as they move for their careers.
  • In July, Iowa was named the third “Get Skills to Work State” by the Manufacturing Institute and National Association of Manufacturers.

The initiative is currently co-chaired by Congressman Leonard Boswell and Casey’s CEO Bob Meyers, both of whom are veterans themselves. For more information on Home Base Iowa, please visit


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