Astronaut Whitson, an Iowa native, flew on Expedition 50/51 which launched on November 17, 2016, and returned safely to Earth on September 3, 2017. During the expedition, she contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science, welcomed several cargo spacecraft delivering tons of supplies and research experiments.

(Washington, D.C., February 12, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised the infrastructure agenda laid out by President Donald J. Trump, specifically its emphasis on investment in rural America. The plan calls for 25 percent of new federal funds to be dedicated to rural infrastructure needs, as prioritized by state and local leaders.

Perdue issued the following statement:

A joint investigation, involving daytime residential burglaries in Bettendorf, Davenport, and rural Scott County, has resulted in the arrest of two suspects. Kalandis Rashird McNeil Sr. and Erica Elizabeth Kauer were both arrested on 02/07/18 in Bettendorf, after a Bettendorf Police Officer observed them in the act of burglarizing a residence.

SSB 3123 would benefit the more than 317,000 unpaid caregiving families across Iowa

Talent Submission Deadline – Thursday, Feb. 22

WASHINGTON – In a letter to the Committee’s Ranking Minority Member today, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley outlined the process for preparing for the release of Committee transcripts of interviews with witnesses to the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, so that the American people know what the Committee knows in preparation for any public hearings with those witnesses.

Grassley also made the following statement:


The Annual Award Winners for 2017 were Announced at the 2018 Awards Dinner, Davenport Country Club on Saturday, January 27, 2018!  Those chosen by fellow Chamber Members and honored were:

Volunteer of the Year – Loren Long – Tug Fest

Event of the Year – tie – Wine Hop and Apple Fest

SPRINGFIELD, IL (02/09/2018) (readMedia)-- Springfield, Ill. – Illinois Army National Guard Col.(ret) Robert Roth of Springfield, Illinois, was awarded the Legion of Merit for his 30 years of dedicated service in a ceremony at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, Feb. 6.

The Legion of Merit is awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.

Get your football fix! Catch a sports classic on the GIANT Screen, and see the new Gridiron Glory exhibit!

The Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit has arrived at the Putnam and so has the chance to see classic football movies each Saturday on the GIANT Screen!

Make your trip to the Putnam complete with a viewing of the gritty comedy North Dallas Forty — based loosely on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early '70s — on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m.!

SPRINGFIELD, IL (02/08/2018) (readMedia)-- Story by Staff Sgt. Robert R. Adams, Illinois National Guard, Public Affairs