Corporation Counsel Adam Simon of Ancel Glink led Moline aldermen and Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati through a nearly hour-long presentation Tuesday outlining allowances and spending restrictions for the relief funds.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot publicly acknowledged she might not run for re-election in 2023, saying it’s “not a gimme” that she’ll seek a second-term.
Moline city council members approved rescinding the city's state of emergency declaration at the June 22 council meeting
Moline Alderman Matt Timion was struck by a car while on his bicycle Monday morning.
Moline city council members unanimously approved an employment contract with incoming City Administrator Bogdan "Bob" Vitas on Tuesday night. Vitas will begin work June 14.
Rock Island city council members on Tuesday debated how the city will spend $27.5 million it will receive from the federal government as part of the American Rescue Plan. President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill into law in early March.
The city of Moline has terminated its relationship with Strategia Consulting LLC, the Chicago public relations firm hired by former Mayor Stephanie Acri and previous council members in February at a cost of $5,000 per month. The agreement was to last through the end of December.
Former Rock Island mayoral candidate Thurgood Brooks is asking the city form a police community relations commission to help ease tension between the police and minority communities, but grant broad oversight of the police department at the same time.
The Rock Island Police possess a pathological aversion to criticism. The result is a reluctance to engage in an in-depth, critical review of incidents in which police commit wrongdoing or kill a civilian and resentment when an outsider calls for such a review.
History was made Tuesday night as the first woman and the first Black person was sworn in as Peoria's mayor.
At a time when the city is facing extraordinary challenges because of COVID, the first step for this council was one of division.
What happened in Moline’s elections last week is a rarity in the Quad-Cities. We can’t remember the last time voters rejected a mayor and all the incumbent aldermen in an election. The closest we can recall was in Davenport in the late 1990s when nearly all the council was turned out largely because of a controversial development project.
The city of Davenport intends to apply for a state grant to help finance the planned redevelopment of a Hilltop Campus Village business.
MUSCATINE — Former Muscatine City Administrator Gregg Mandsager, who was removed from his position on Dec. 5, 2019, has filed suit against the city and several council members individually, alleging wrongful termination, disability discrimination and retaliatory and vindictive conduct by the mayor and city council.
Every seat in the city of Moline that’s up for election is being contested this year in the April 6 municipal election.
Alderman Patrick Peacock, Ward 7, announced Wednesday at Davenport City Council's Committee of the Whole meeting that he will step down from the position in April after serving just over a year in the role.
A Moline city council member has issued a public apology after city officials alleged recently that former senior staff members were unprofessional, incompetent or destroyed work documents during their employment with the city.
Moline's grand Prospect Park Pavilion, built in 1891, has officially been designated as a historic landmark.
Moline City Hall will remain closed due to a spike in coronavirus numbers in the area.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Friday that would legalize recreational cannabis nationally and expunge the criminal records of federal cannabis convictions.
The city of Moline is helping small-business owners again through CARES Act funding distributed through the city's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms issued a plea Monday for residents to participate in Small Business Saturday this weekend as a way to help locally-owned businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.