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10/01/2014, 9:13 pm ROCK ISLAND -- The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Wednesday morning at Augustana College was a one-sided affair ...
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10/01/2014, 8:16 pm ROCK ISLAND -- The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce candidate forum at Augustana College was a one-sided affair, but only because ...
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10/01/2014, 6:53 am CHICAGO (AP) Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to lean on some heavy Democratic hitters with strong ties to ...
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09/30/2014, 9:59 pm The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce is hosting Meet the Candidates forums that are free and open to the public. ...
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09/30/2014, 6:17 pm MOLINE - Republican Neil Anderson, running against incumbent Democrat Mike Jacobs in the 36th state senate district, is making some ...
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09/26/2014, 8:35 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) At least a dozen of the many companies owned by the investment firm of Republican ...
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09/26/2014, 8:32 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — With Illinois battling the nation's worst unfunded pension liability, the two outspoken statewide office holders ...
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09/23/2014, 5:59 pm WASHINGTON -- With six weeks to go, the fight for control of the Senate is down to five states, four ...
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09/22/2014, 11:17 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) A Chicago hedge fund manager has donated another $1 million to GOP Illinois governor candidate ...
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09/22/2014, 11:07 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) The Libertarian running for Illinois governor recognizes he has little chance of winning the November ...
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09/18/2014, 2:27 pm SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian ...
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09/10/2014, 7:17 am CHICAGO (AP) The Illinois governor's race got personal Tuesday as Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner took ...
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09/09/2014, 10:10 pm PREEMPTION — The Mercer County Jail expansion has not been a moneymaker for the county, Republican Mercer County sheriff's candidate ...
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09/05/2014, 10:33 pm WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP) Democratic Sen. Mark Udall went after his opponent's proposal for over-the-counter birth control Friday, bringing ...
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09/04/2014, 10:25 pm SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An influential business advocacy organization made its first-ever endorsement for Illinois treasurer on Thursday, choosing Republican Tom ...
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09/04/2014, 1:19 pm CHICAGO (AP) The Illinois governor's race has turned to the question of whether a candidate's personal wealth should ...
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09/03/2014, 5:47 pm TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Democratic candidate in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas against three-term Republican incumbent Pat Roberts ...
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09/02/2014, 5:29 pm ROCK ISLAND - House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer will speak tonight at a private fundraiser for Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East ...
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09/02/2014, 5:30 pm ROCK ISLAND - Republican Jim Wozniak is resigning from his job as an assistant state's attorney for Rock Island County ...
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09/01/2014, 10:57 am PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the ...
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08/23/2014, 11:32 am ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition. They ...
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08/21/2014, 8:50 am CHICAGO (AP) The candidates for Illinois governor agreed to three traditional debates ahead of November, but Gov. Pat ...
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08/19/2014, 4:10 pm SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) A newspaper reports that Republican Bruce Rauner's (ROW'-nurz) former private equity firm set up investment ...
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08/18/2014, 5:36 pm DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation's first presidential ...
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08/13/2014, 8:37 am SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republican candidate for treasurer Tom Cross' campaign accused his Democratic opponent Tuesday of financial mismanagement ...
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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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