Two more senators and law enforcement group join criminal justice reform effort

Flags to fly at Half-Staff from Sunrise, Feb. 15 until Sunset Feb. 18.

SPRINGFIELD (Feb. 14, 2018) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has directed all entities governed by the Illinois Flag Display Act to fly both the United States and Illinois state flags at half-staff in remembrance of Chicago Police Commander Paul R. Bauer.

DAVENPORT, Iowa - On February 14, 2018, Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Michele Lynn McGee, 45, of Bettendorf, Iowa, to 72 months in prison for five counts of wire fraud and one count of benefits fraud, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. McGee was also ordered to serve 3 years of supervised release following her imprisonment, and pay $600 to the Crime Victims’ Fund. McGee was also ordered to self-surrender to the designated prison.

Story Time with Snow White!

Saturday, February 17 @ 2pm

Join Snow White and the German American Heritage Center for story time as we explore fairy tales, stories, and other German tales old and new! Enjoyable by all ages, come hear your favorite stories, as well as some you may not be familiar with. ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS FREE!

 

A Journey Through Bavaria: Nuremberg, Munich, and the Alps

Sunday, February 18 @ 2pm

FY19 budget to fund top priorities through expense control, cost shifts

SPRINGFIELD (Feb. 14, 2018) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today urged the Illinois General Assembly to make comprehensive pension reforms and use the savings to give the people of Illinois a nearly $1 billion tax break. The prompt came during the governor’s annual budget address to legislators where he laid out his fiscal plan for 2019.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Daniel Biss released the following statement in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget address.

Each month, the Niabi Zoo will host scientists discussing real issues in zoology, conservation, veterinary medicine, ecology, animal behavior, horticulture and more. These are presentations by people with specialized and deep knowledge of species and issues that are related to the natural world.

DAVENPORT, Iowa-- On February 13, 2018, America Yegile Haileselassie, age 39, of Bettendorf, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 60 months in prison following his guilty plea to interstate communication of a bomb threat, according to United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Haileselassie was ordered to serve one year of supervised release following his prison term and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

DAVENPORT, Iowa-- On February 13, 2018, Devon Durran Davis, age 25, of Davenport was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 46 months in prison following his guilty plea to felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Davis was ordered to serve three years of supervised release to follow his prison term and pay $100 to the Crime Victims’ Fund. The firearm was forfeited.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced the fourth annual Give Back Iowa Challenge Monday. The challenge is issued to employers and runs from April 1-May 31, 2018, to engage Iowans in employer-supported volunteering.

“Volunteerism is an integral part of what it means to be an Iowan,” Gov. Reynolds said. “Through service, Iowans are making the lives of others better and meeting community challenges, while also transforming their own lives.”

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