A 12-member panel has been formed to begin the search process for a new Davenport city administrator. Mayor Phil Yerington said he wants a new administrator by April 1. Members of the panel, which was appointed by the mayor, come from diverse backgrounds and include John Stavnes, Wells Fargo Bank; Jerry Messer, Quad City Federation of Labor; aldermen George Nickolas, Wayne Hean, and Roxanna Moritz; Dr.

On Wednesday evening, January 17, 2001, during the year's second formal council meeting, Mayor Phil Yerington announced the council's plan to censor the "Public with Business to Present" (PWB) portion of all future council meetings (committee, committee of the whole, and regular council) by no longer televising them for public viewing.

As the City of Moline finalizes its plans for a nearly $20 million expansion of its water plant over the next few months, the city will also put the finishing touches on an application for a low-interest state loan that could have a major impact on the utility's ability to maintain its aging system.

The story of LeClaire Ambulance took a recent twist when the service's supervisor of operations quit after the company was shut down by the State of Iowa for failing to comply with an agreement with the Iowa Department of Public Health's Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

MidAmerican Energy drew a bull's eye on
its back, scheduling a series of forums
throughout Iowa allowing customers to vent about the high price of heating their homes this winter. The company tried to shift blame to natural-gas producers and traders, but they still got plenty of customer rage.

The city of Davenport will hold a public-input session on Wednesday, January 10, for the two parking garages that will be constructed downtown. The session, to be held at 7 p.m. in the Illinois/Ohio Rooms at the RiverCenter North, will cover traffic patterns, pedestrian ways, skywalks, and exterior and interior design.

Palmer College of Chiropractic was recently awarded a $1.7 million federal grant to assist in a major expansion of library and learning-resource facilities on its Davenport campus. The grant, which is the second major federal award for Palmer in recent months, was included in the final version of the Senate Labor, Health & Human Services appropriations bill.

Ready for a night on the town in the new duds that Santa brought you? Watch out, because the Fashion Police might get you.
These gendarmes of good taste work the doors at Quad City nightclubs and enforce a plethora of dress codes working hand-in-glove with local police departments to keep street-gang activity out.

Starting next week, some taxpayers in Illinois are actually going to have some rights with their municipalities.
On January 1, home-rule municipalities in the state will be required to have a Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights ordinance on the books because of state legislation passed earlier this year.

The largest single financial gift in the history of the Quad Cities was given to the Davenport Museum of Art Foundation earlier this month. The $12 million donation was received from the Figgie Foundation and will be used for construction, operations, and programming costs for the new museum, scheduled to open in downtown Davenport in the fall of 2003.

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