How did the City Administrator, who hired the department heads that mismanaged two of the city's big

How did the City Administrator, who hired the department heads that mismanaged two of the city's biggest disasters in modern history, secure a $1.6MM payment for emotional damages and lost wages in secret without a city council vote until after the 2023 municipal elections?

Important note to the reader: All underlined phrases in the timeline below hyperlink to the document that corroborates that statement. Most of the hyperlinked documents were acquired through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. 

Lauded by St. Louis' STL.com for his "quick wit and fast thinking," and beloved for his YouTube channel on which he posts content and occasionally streams a show titled Dog Vlog, standup comedian Drew Lynch brings his national tour to Davenport's Rhythm City Casino Resort Event Center on March 8, his credits including a recurring role in the final season of IFC's hit series Maron and several appearances on TBS' Conan.

A brand-new, interactive stage show featuring characters from the globally beloved preschool property, Baby Shark's Big Broadwave Tour! coasts its way to Davenport's Adler Theatre on March 9 and 10, bringing the series and its earworm theme song to life through an original story involving the title character and his undersea friends.

In a program offered through a partnership with the Bix Beiderbecke Museum & Archive, patrons of the Davenport Public Library's Eastern Avenue Branch are invited to celebrate 100 years of record music through conversations with Dr. Charlie B. Dahan and Bob Jacobsen in Bix Beiderbecke & Gennett Records, a March 9 event held in honor of the 121st anniversary of the jazz great's birth.

Serving as the latest event in the German American Heritage Center's new "Kaffee und Kuchen" series, the March 10 presentation Working with the Enemy: German, Italian, & Japanese Prisoners of War in Iowa During the Second World War will explore, in fascinating detail, the relatively quiet and under-publicized government program in which thousands of enemy soldiers invaded Iowa in 1943.

For more than 100 years, a “magic mirror” from Japan has been sitting in a local collection without anyone's knowledge, and from February 27 through March 31, this unique artifact will be viewable at Davenport's Putnam Museum & Science Center, treating patrons to the sight of an object that the Putnam's curatorial team initially discovered in 2022.

One of the area's most eagerly anticipated sales events returns to Rock Island's QCCA Expo Center March 1 through 3, as Melting Pot Productions, Inc. presents this year's pre-spring 2024 Antique Spectacular Vintage Market Quad Cities, allowing hunters of vintage goods an all-weekend opportunity to shop for a wide range of quality antiques.

With special attention paid to Roddewig Schmidt Candy Company, Velma Chocolates, and other former Quad Cities institutions, Davenport's German American Heritage Center will, from March 3 through May 19, explore different candy manufacturers in our area in the exhibition Sweet Treats: German Influence on the QC Candy Industry, demonstrating how the Quad Cities were once home to numerous candy manufacturers of German heritage popular both locally and regionally.

Boasting objects of significance from its vast collection, as well as ancient Asian, Middle Eastern, and Roman artifacts on loan from the Putnam Museum, the German American Heritage Center will treat guests to a fascinating historical exploration in Breaking Barriers: Walls Throughout History, the new homegrown exhibition on display in the Davenport venue's first-floor gallery through May 5.

Curated by Christine Chandler, curator of Natural Sciences at the Putnam Museum & Science Center, the enthralling exhibition Tales from Tails: Storybook Beasts will be on display at the Davenport venue through May 28, inviting guests to embark on a wild adventure through the world of literature.

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