Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, commemorates the re-dedication of the

Holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Jews regained their independence from the Syrian-Greeks in 165 B.C.E.

Hanukkah 2017 begins at sundown on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, and ends at sundown on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  

Jenny Kitsis will be bringing a special Hanukkah gift - a battery operated, LED Flameless Candle - to the the seniors of our community from the Jewish Federation.

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) Jeff Franklin were named winners this week of the SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network and Security) Institute’s 2017 Difference Makers Awards.

Looking for a great Christmas present? Take a look at the 2018 calendar of Historic Davenport put together by the Davenport Library’s Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. The calendar features unique historic photographs of Davenport and is sure to please both current and former residents. All proceeds from the sales will go towards Main’s upcoming remodel.

Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

Firearm Accessory Regulation and Enforcing Federal and State Reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)

December 6, 2017


Prepared Senate Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

“The Security, Enforcement, and Compassion United in Reform Efforts (SECURE) Act of 2017”

December 5, 2017


Grassley, Ernst Issue Statement on Latest Regarding Omaha VA Waitlist

Rock Island, IL As temperatures are expected to dip into single digits in the Quad Cities, more and more members of our community will be struggling to stay warm. Winter is a harsh time in the Quad City area and Christian Care is committed to helping those who are less fortunate. As an Emergency Warming Center, Christian Care opens its’ doors to those needing assistance when outside temperatures are below ten degrees and/or the wind chill is below zero.

CHICAGO (Dec. 3, 2017) — Today, Gov. Bruce Rauner and leaders of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission officially kicked off the state’s yearlong 200th birthday celebration at Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier. Illinois Bicentennial will pay tribute to the people, places, and things that are being BORN, BUILT & GROWN in the nation’s fifth most populous state.

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is requesting a full-scale review of the Diversity Visa lottery program that has been used by foreign terrorists, human traffickers and fraudsters to immigrate permanently to the United States.

Q: Who launched a “day of thanksgiving” to unite America “with one heart and one voice”?