DAVENPORT, IOWA (December 19, 2022) — On Friday, January 6, 9AM–5:30PM, at Fairmount, and on Saturday, January 14, 9AM–5:30PM, Eastern, The Library will be accepting donations of clean and gently used formal wear to help support our Formal Wear Giveaway program in January. We are accepting donations of clean and gently-used dresses, suits, blazers, dress pants, ties, bow-ties, and formal purses, BUT NO shoes or jewelry at this time.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (December 13, 2022) — Landmarks Illinois is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois. The annual Most Endangered list is our longest-running advocacy program that calls attention to historic and culturally-significant sites across the state that are threatened with deterioration, demolition, or inappropriate development.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 7, 2022) — Complaints and information requests to the Iowa Office of Ombudsman rose for the eighth consecutive year in fiscal year 2022, eclipsing a record high number received just a year earlier.

In total, Iowa’s good-government office fielded 6,484 contacts in FY 2022 — an increase of almost sixty percent since FY2014. During that same period of time, complaints from inmates in Iowa’s state prisons and county jails have tripled.

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 6, 2022) — The Iowa State Fair earned numerous awards and honors at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) annual convention earlier this month.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (December 2, 2022) — On Thursday, December 1, 2022 at approximately 6:22PM, the Scott Emergency Communication Center received a call of a single-vehicle accident in the area of the 26500 block of 257th St, Princeton, Iowa. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene, and an investigation was conducted.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (November 28, 2022) — On Thursday, December 1, 6PM, at Fairmount, and Monday, December 12, 6PM, at Main, the Library will host Interfaith Focus, a series of two panel discussions with Rabbi Linda Bertenthal, Rev Elaine Calbeck, and Dr Lisa Killinger on the considerable amount of common ground between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Join our panel discussion featuring leaders from each of the three Abrahamic faiths to explore commonalities and differences.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 22, 2022) — The National State Auditors Association (NSAA) has awarded the Iowa Auditor of State Office its highest rating following an external peer review for the period October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.

“This rating is no small feat,” said Iowa Auditor of State Rob Sand. “I want to congratulate everyone in the Auditor’s Office and thank them for their hard work and commitment to Iowa tax-payers.”

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 21, 2022) — For the eighth year running, The Des Moines Turkey Trot will welcome runners from across the country for a Thanksgiving morning 5K, 5 Mile, and Tot Trot run in the heart of downtown. Nearly 5,000 runners from 37 states are expected to attend this year’s event which has been named one of the “Top Trot’s in the Country” by Runner’s World Magazine.

ELGIN, ILLINOIS (November 21, 2022) — The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA) will make a $5,000 donation to the family of East Moline Police Officer William Lind, who was severely injured on October 24 during an encounter with a violent suspect.

WASHINGTON DC (November 21, 2022) — Iowa ranks twelfth in overall prosperity according to