The City Council Committee of the Whole Agenda/Packet for the September 19, 2018 meeting are now available at the following link:

The Iowa DOT completed repairs to the I-80 overpass at Jersey Ridge Road today, and the overpass has re-opened. Jersey Ridge remains closed at Veterans Memorial Parkway; however, access from Jersey Ridge Road is available at Elmore Ave.

With Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing and the leadership in Fortune 500 companies still dominated by Caucasian males, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2018’s Most & Least Diverse States in America as well as accompanying videos.

Children enjoying the sights and sounds of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train’s return to the Davenport riverfront in December and homeless children sheltered at Winnie’s Place will have a little something extra in their goodie bags this year, thanks to a generous $200 gift by the Junior Donations Committee of SSAB of Iowa, Inc.

Churches United of the Quad City Area gratefully acknowledges and accepts this contribution from our corporate partner in Muscatine.

The Moline Foundation announces the hiring of Susan Zelnio as the Program Director, Workforce Development for The Moline Foundation. Her primary responsibility will be to administer the nine-year old regional career exploration program, “Career Cruising Quad Cities.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) announced today that the Davenport Fire Department received a $612,369 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as part of their Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Davenport Fire Department will use these funds to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus units, which are approaching the end of its useful life.

BETTENDORF, IOWA – The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2018 Leadership Grants.  This summer, the foundation awarded a total of $17,000 to 31 different organizations and charities throughout the region.  

ISP canine officer died in 2017 construction zone accident

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner joined Illinois State Police (ISP) officers today to dedicate a portion of Interstate 74 in memory of a state trooper who was killed in a car crash in the line of duty.

Trooper Ryan Albin was traveling with his canine partner, Biko, on I-74 westbound near Farmer City on June 28, 2017, when his vehicle collided with a box truck as they entered a construction zone.  

Recent rainfall has resulted in higher river levels, causing the city to activate its flood plan.  The Mississippi River level is currently 12.86ft and predicted to reach 14.9ft on Friday, September 7.  Should the predicted crest remain at or below 14.9ft there will be little inconvenience or impact to the public.

Flood measures being implemented this week based on the current river level projection are: