Davenport, IA – Rhythm City® Casino Resort hosted the Fight Hunger for Free Play promotion through the month of August. This promotion invited Resort Club members the opportunity to donate to the River Bend Foodbank and receive that donation amount in free slot play. As an added bonus, guests were able to donate a non-perishable food item for an additional $5 in free slot play.

The nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer has teamed up with the iconic leadership development organization to inspire the next generation of female leaders.

SPRINGFIELD (Sept. 18, 2017) – Governor Bruce Rauner today announced that the state’s Department of Human Services (IDHS) will broaden access to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). The move fulfills an agreement made with the legislature in 2015 to raise the income eligibility criteria to 185% of the federal poverty level from 162%. It means 16,000 more children will receive child care each month, for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2018.

One in eight adults and one in five children in our area face food insecurity -- they are at risk of hunger and lack adequate access to the food they need to lead healthy, active lives. This issue and these statistics have motivated a Quad-City teen to join the fight against hunger. “Many know that hunger is a big problem in other countries around the world, but few realize that people in our own communities go hungry every day,” says Clare VanSpeybroeck, age 18.

Gov. Rauner meets with Party Secretary of Zhejiang University

Hangzhou, China (Sept. 17, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner had the good fortune to meet with the Party Secretary of Zhejiang University.

Q: Why do you encourage Iowans to celebrate Constitution Day?

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced the 2018 recipients of the Order of Lincoln, which is the state’s highest honor for professional achievement and public service.

Des Moines, Iowa - Sept. 13, 2017 - Iowa One Call is an essential component to safe and legal autumn landscaping projects. Iowa law requires at least 48-hour notice before excavation. This service is free to the homeowner and assures underground facilities are located and marked with color-coded spray paint and flags.

With the U.S. ranking No. 14 on this year’s World Happiness Report, down one spot since the previous edition, and research proving that money up to a certain dollar amount can contribute to happiness, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Happiest States in America.

CHICAGO (Sept. 5, 2017) - The following statement can be attributed to Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti regarding the future of the federal Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Immigration is personal to me.  My mother was a refugee from Cuba and my father emigrated legally from Ecuador.  While my parents came to this country under very different circumstances, they had the common goal of achieving the American dream.