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    07/24/2014, 11:00 pm The Catholic Church, specifically the Diocese in Peoria, continues the old tradition of deception, lack of transparency, and secrets. This ...
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    07/24/2014, 11:00 pm Davenport city officials say they want to assure the public their decision to create a news portal on their city ...
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    07/24/2014, 11:00 pm MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the ...
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    07/25/2014, 12:07 am Congratulations to Bill Gluba, mayor of Davenport, for offering sanctuary to the unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. As ...
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    07/24/2014, 11:00 pm After reading the daily rags recently, I am amazed at the number of folks in Davenport supposedly of sound mind ...
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    07/25/2014, 12:07 am Don Wooten is at it again. In his July 13 column, he was ranting about the Hobby Lobby court decision. ...
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    07/24/2014, 11:00 pm As I climb the steps of Moline City Hall for the weekly city council meeting, I am debating whether to ...
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    07/24/2014, 11:00 pm Today, Illinois is associated with debt, corruption and cronyism as much as it is with Abe Lincoln. A new study ...
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    07/23/2014, 11:00 pm WASHINGTON -- The bodies and debris that rained from the Ukrainian sky offer a cautionary lesson about the danger of ...
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    07/23/2014, 11:00 pm "The Q." We admit we weren't really sure about it when we first heard it. But the more we ...
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    07/23/2014, 11:00 pm It seems there is a debate on whether or not Bobby Schilling should take any credit for the recent veteran ...
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    07/23/2014, 11:00 pm Most, if not all who vote for Democrats, an automatic gesture because Grandpa and Daddy voted for Democrats, have not ...
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    07/23/2014, 11:00 pm If you are not 'sent' to Jail but in the ordinary course of play land on that space, you are ...
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    07/23/2014, 11:00 pm It was interesting to recently see when a Bobby Schilling supporter went out of his way to write about how ...
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    07/23/2014, 11:00 pm A Cheri Bustos supporter seemed upset that supporters of Bobby Schilling are exercising our First Amendment right of Free Speech, ...
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    07/22/2014, 11:00 pm Great. But what took you so long? That was our initial reaction after the Illinois Attorney General's office finally ...
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    07/22/2014, 11:00 pm Call it a victory for common sense. City officials in Leawood, Kan., have reversed course after ordering a 9-year-old ...
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    07/22/2014, 11:00 pm Two years ago today I experienced the most horrendous pain of my entire life. While being driven to the hospital ...
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    07/22/2014, 11:00 pm I believe that if children entering the United States were crossing the northern border our public outcry to secure American ...
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    07/22/2014, 11:00 pm I am interested in knowing how many times those of you writing negative letters in The Dispatch have been to ...
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      Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

    1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
    1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
    1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
    1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
    1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
    1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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