TOKYO (Sept. 10, 2017) – Governor Bruce Rauner arrived in Tokyo where he will start the first international trade mission of his administration. Shortly after his arrival, the governor attended the welcome reception at the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference.

You are invited to attend our next Neighborhood Roundtable, this Saturday, September 16th at 9:15am

at the Main Street Library; 321 N Main Street. Nicole Gleason, Davenport Public Works Director, will be discussing the roll of Public Works in the City including alley repair, snow removal and communication with Public Works. We hope to see you there!

SPRINGFIELD (Sept. 8, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner took action today on the following bills:

Bill No.: HB 0213

An Act Concerning Education

Action: Signed

Effective: June 1, 2018


Bill No.: HB 0305

An Act Concerning Local Government 

Action: Signed

Effective: Immediately


Bill No.: HB 0370

An Act Concerning Education

Action: Signed

The following notice is from Public Works - Bridge Ave will be closed between Kirkwood Blvd and E 12th St beginning Tuesday, September 12th for resurfacing work. Staff anticipates work will be complete by Friday, October 20th depending on weather and subsurface conditions.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, Sept. 11, in honor of Patriot Day.

Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state.

September 8, 2017 (Des Moines, IA) – Awards totaling $1.3 million were announced today for four communities across the state. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to support community water and sewer infrastructure projects. 

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack will have a member of his staff in Clinton and Scott Counties for open office hours. Jared Mullendore, Loebsack’s District Representative, will be at the following locations. Mullendore will be on hand to work with individuals who are having difficulty with a government agency, have suggestions for Dave, or would just like to share their concerns. Members of the public are invited to attend.

CHICAGO (Sept. 7, 2017) – Acting Secretary and State CIO Hardik Bhatt will be leaving the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) after leading the digital transformation in state government for more than two years. Hardik is returning to the private sector to lead smart cities and transportation technology business for a large multinational U.S. company.

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois – (Sept. 8, 2017) On Saturday, Sept. 9, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Government Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic for scheduled repairs.

Signage and barricades will be placed to inform traffic.

The downstream sidewalk will remain open throughout the duration of the work on both days but the upstream sidewalk will be closed.


“However challenging these issues may be, the American people rightfully expect us to follow through on the commitments that we have made, and we believe it is critical that we devote the necessary time to accomplishing these tasks.”