PEORIA, ILLINOIS (June 25, 2020) Bradley University congratulates the more than 900 students who received their academic degrees in May.

Your local residents include:

Adrian McDevitt of Coal Valley (61240); Bachelor of Science; major: Computer Science Computer Game Technology.

Allie Hoffman of Moline (61265); Master of Arts; major: Nonprofit Leadership.

On June 22 and 23, Russian and American diplomats met in Vienna to discuss New START, the nuclear arms-reduction treaty, which expires next year. The treaty provides for an optional five-year extension. Alternatively, the parties could negotiate a new agreement, as has happened several times in the past.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 24, 2020) The Office of Governor Kim Reynolds released the agenda for the first Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board meeting.

WASHINGTON DC (June 24, 2020)  Representative Dave Loebsack joined House Majority Whip James E Clyburn (SC-06), members of the House Rural Broadband Task Force, and House Democrats to introduce the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, which invests $100 billion to build high-speed broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved communities and ensure that the resulting internet service is affordable.

DES MOINES, IOWA (June 24, 2020)  The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Center released a survey with an update on the state of small business and the progress with federal loan programs. Twenty-seven percent of owners reported experiencing a significant or moderate increase in sales due to eased restrictions in the states.

WASHINGTON DC (June 24, 2020) — The United States is currently experiencing one of its sharpest economic crises in modern history as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to minimize contagion.

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA (June 24, 2020) Two-hundred eleven students were named to the Spring 2020 (January to May) Dean's List at Marshalltown Community College (MCC). To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours during the semester (a full-time class load) and have earned at least a 3.5 grade-point average while attending MCC classes in Marshalltown, at Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell, or online.

ROMEOVILLE, ILLINOIS (June 24, 2020) Just under 1,700 students were honored on the Lewis University Dean's List for the 2020 Spring Semester.

To be eligible for this honor, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester with a grade-point average of at least 3.5 and with no "D" or "F" grades.

William Nash of Bettendorf (52722)

Anthony Pena of East Moline (61244)

WASHINGTON DC (June 24, 2020)  Senate Democrats today voted to block consideration of a police reform bill, abandoning an opportunity to debate and amend the proposal offered by Sen Tim Scott (R-SC). The JUSTICE Act, which is cosponsored by Sen Chuck Grassley (R-IA), included bipartisan provisions to improve accountability and transparency in policing.

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS (June 24, 2020)  Everyone loves to celebrate the Independence Day holiday, with exciting fireworks that explode with loud noises and bright flashes of colorful embers in the sky. However, many companion animals and livestock see this day and night as one filled with confusion and terror.