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Petition Drive Succeeds PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 04 September 2001 18:00
• A grassroots effort run out of a bar on Sixth and Division has succeeded in forcing a referendum on whether Scott County should contribute $5 million for the River Renaissance revival project. At a press conference, organizers Tom White and Rich Moroney showed off 702 pages of petitions with 11,234 signatures, far more than the 7,057 required to put the measure on a ballot.

Bettendorf Buys Former Eagles Store PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 28 August 2001 18:00
• The City of Bettendorf has purchased the former Eagle Store at 2850 18th Street, located across from the Family Museum on Bettendorf Learning Campus Drive. The City has been in negotiations with the building’s owner, Stan Coin, for more than one year, and while the building’s sale price was $2.

Bettendorf Library Sees Highest Circulation Ever PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 21 August 2001 18:00
• Patrons of the Bettendorf Public Library checked out 52,202 items in July, including books, audio books, videos, DVDs, compact discs, music tapes, CD-ROMS, DVD-ROMs, and magazines. This is the highest monthly circulation in the library’s 75-year history.

New Club-Drug Law Signed in Illinois PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 14 August 2001 18:00
• On August 6, Illinois Governor George Ryan signed what’s being called “Kelly’s Law,” which adds Ecstasy and other club drugs to the same category as cocaine, heroin, and LSD. Named for Kelly Baker, a 23-year-old Rolling Meadows woman who died of an Ecstasy overdose in 1999, the law becomes effective January 1 and amends the 1961 criminal code relating to the offenses of drug-induced homicide and drug-induced infliction of great bodily harm.

Muscatine Could Get New Power Plant PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - City Shorts
Tuesday, 07 August 2001 18:00
• The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities will be conducting a study to assess the viability of a new power plant in Muscatine. The association hopes to build a $900 million coal-generating station capable of producing 700 megawatts.

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