SPRINGFIELD (Nov. 7, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner issued the following statement regarding the General Assembly’s passage of legislation requiring sexual harassment training (SB402) and extension of the statute of limitations to investigate claims made in the previously-vacant office of the Legislative Inspector General (HB137):

The LeClaire Chamber of Commerce Board of Director positions are coming up for re-election and addition for 2018. If you are a current member of the LeClaire Chamber and have an interest in joining the Board of Directors, please submit your letter of interest by Friday, November 24, 2017, 5:00p.m.  Your name will be added to the ballot that will go out to all Chamber Members in early December to be voted upon by Chamber members.

St. Ambrose Occupational Therapy Students Providing a Traditional Thanksgiving Meal for Area Refugees

AMES, Iowa -- As the holiday season quickly approaches, holiday stressors tend to sneak up as well. These additional commitments for time and money can zap the happy from the holidays, says Dawn Dunnegan, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

“With already hectic schedules, many of us add holiday shopping, baking, wrapping and decorating to our list of things to do,” said Dunnegan, who specializes in family life issues.

Q: Why is the month of November celebrated as National Adoption Month?

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa at half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Thursday, November 9, 2017, to honor those killed and injured in Sunday’s mass shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. This order is in conjunction with President Donald Trump’s order that was issued Sunday.

Life Protection Formula Available in All Stores

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 1, 2017) — A beloved family pet is the inspiration behind the best-selling line of wholesome, natural pet foods, BLUE Life Protection Formula, that Hy-Vee, Inc. is proud to begin offering in its stores.

Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

Hearing on Nominations

November 1, 2017


Good morning.  Thank you to Senator Sasse for chairing this hearing today. Welcome to all the nominees and congratulations to you and your families. I know that today is a big day for all of you so I want to extend my welcome.

Legislation reforms Foreign Agents Registration Act to increase transparency and enforce disclosure requirements

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has sought information about the process by which the Homeland Security Department reviews the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation.