DAVENPORT, Iowa – Jan. 23, 2018 – Applications are now available for more than $106,000 of scholarships for nursing students.

Genesis Health System offers nursing students several options for educational advancement, including work toward BSN scholarships, degree completion scholarships and advanced degree scholarships.

OXFORD, OH (01/26/2018)-- Miami University students who are ranked in the top twenty percent of undergraduate students within each division for first semester 2017-18 have been named to the dean's list recognizing academic excellence.

Ally Gallagher of Bettendorf (52722)

Benjamin White of Davenport (52804)

Rock Island, IL $2.000 was awarded to Christian Care from the City of Rock Island’s Gaming Funds. The funding will support a partnership between the Rock Island County Council on Addictions and Christian Care for the provision of on-site substance abuse counseling services. Christian Care provides safe shelter, food, clothing and other supportive services to homeless men in our community and is the only homeless men’s shelter in the Illinois Quad Cities.

General Assembly should swiftly move cleanup

SPRINGFIELD (Jan. 26, 2018) — A compromise negotiated this week has paved the way for more Illinois schools to participate in the Invest in Kids scholarship tax-credit program, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today. The move leaves the General Assembly clear to act swiftly to fully implement the requested cleanups to the state’s historic funding law.

SPRINGFIELD (Jan. 26, 2018) – Governor Bruce Rauner took action today on the following bills:

Bill No.: SB 332

An Act Concerning Regulation

Action: Vetoed

Note: Veto Message Below

Bill No.: SB 1322

An Act Concerning Regulation

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately

            Veto Message for SB 332

            January 26, 2018

The signature project provides students with a unique history resource; will be offered to schools statewide.

CHICAGO (Jan. 26, 2018) — Gov. Bruce Rauner released the first copies of “Illinois Chronicles,” the K-12 Bicentennial educational resource that will be offered to schools all across the state. 

SPENCER, IA – Leann Jacobson, candidate for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, released a statement Friday regarding racially charged events by certain students from Spencer High School during a basketball game against visiting Storm Lake High School this week.

WASHINGTON – As part of their ongoing oversight efforts to ensure that the FBI’s law enforcement activities are free of improper political influence, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) yesterday sent six letters seeking information and documents regarding Christopher Steele’s work on behalf of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary for America. The letters seek i

Davenport, IA, January 30, 2018 – Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) will offer five Environmental, Health, and Safety courses during the week of February 12, 2018. To register for any course, please call (563) 441-4100 or go online to

MOUNT VERNON, IA (01/30/2018)-- Cornell College named 218 students to its Dean's List for the fall 2017 semester, including:

Amber Jerson of Bettendorf, IA (52722)

Andrew Klocke of Coal Valley, IL (61240)

Kelli Massey of Davenport, IA (52806)

Payton Wellbaum of Le Claire, IA (52753)

Kaci Yost of Long Grove, IA (52756)

Students must earn a minimum of a 3.6 GPA for the semester to be honored.