CLINTON, Iowa – Family Resources will hold an open house 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, November 2 to celebrate the new Clinton office at 240 N. Bluff Boulevard. The Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will perform a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to speak with staff and learn more about Family Resources.

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley is urging Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to review which employees were responsible for wasting at least $64.8 million on a plane intended for counter-narcotics work in Afghanistan that never flew a single such mission and now is to be sold at auction.  Grassley called the plane a “hangar queen” and a prime example of the kind of wasteful spending Mattis sought to stop in a strongly worded July memorandum to Department of Defense employees.

<Rock Island, IL> The Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College Thomas Tredway Library marked National Library Card Sign Up Month by announcing the signing of a formal reciprocal borrowing agreement that opens their library collections to each other's cardholders.

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.

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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.