CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (July 26, 2023)  Illinois Humanities is pleased to announce that Hillsboro will be the next Illinois town to feature Spark!

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 26, 2023) — The Iowa Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of the district court’s order which halts enforcement of Iowa’s Heartbeat Law. Attorney General Brenna Bird released the following statement in response: 

“I am glad that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear our appeal. I look forward to continuing to defend the Heartbeat Law and protect the right to life in court.”

DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 26, 2023) — Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities will hold information meetings this week for their affordable-home-ownership program. The meetings will be accessible virtually via ZOOM as well as in-person at the Habitat office on Thursday, July 27, 6PM, and Saturday, July 29, 10AM. Those interested in attending must RSVP through the website or call the office to RSVP for in-person attendance.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 21, 2023) — RILCO Inc, based in Rock Island, Illinois, and MH Eby Inc, a legacy Iowa manufacturer, were among the company investment announcements made today at the monthly Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board meeting. Combined, these projects represent a total capital investment of more than $25 million and are expected to create a total of 201 jobs in the communities of Eldridge and Story City respectively.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 21, 2023) — State Attorney General Brenna Bird filed an application for interlocutory appeal with the Iowa Supreme Court to reinstate Iowa’s Heartbeat Law. The appeal challenges the temporary injunction granted by the Polk County District Court on Monday that blocked the Heartbeat Law from protecting unborn life. The Iowa Supreme Court will decide whether to hear the case.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 20, 2023) — On July 27, 6PM, off-Site, join us in visiting local cultural and historical institutions and organizations around the Quad Cities to learn about the region's storied past. We will visit The Hauberg Museum at the Black Hawk State Historic Site.

OTTUMWA, IOWA (July 18, 2023) — Main Street Ottumwa will host the second of their brand new summer movie screening series called Dive-In Movies with the hit film Hot Tub Time Machine at The Beach Ottumwa on July 29, starting at 7:30PM.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 18, 2023) — Governor Kim Reynolds has announced that her administration successfully implemented the alignment bill passed by the legislature last session.

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 17, 2023) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa Businesses Against Trafficking (IBAT) initiative was nationally recognized this week by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) as one of three finalists for the IDEAS Award. Established in 2011, the NASS IDEAS (Innovation, Dedication, Excellence and Achievement in Service) Award recognizes significant state contributions to the mission of NASS.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (July 12, 2023) — The Young Emerging Writers Summer Internship Program, the SPECTRA Reading Series, and the Great River Writers retreat are proud to present a special collaboration on Thursday, July 27, at Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Ave, Rock Island, Illinois).