Sarah is a reporter for the Dispatch-Argus-QCOnline.com.
It's final. Closing time for bars in the city of Rock Island will permanently change from 3 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Moline Public Works Director JD Schulte submitted his resignation to the city Wednesday. His last working day will be March 19.
Council members and Rock Island police say the move was necessary to make the city safer following a summer of violent incidents in the downtown bar district, including the shooting death of a 43-year-old man that led the city to impose a curfew the following night.
Demand for personal shopping services has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic and with it, the need for personal grocery shoppers.
Tuesday's Democratic primary election for Silvis mayor will feature two public servants to the city: Current Mayor Matt Carter, who is running for reelection; and longtime City Administrator and Public Works Director Jim Grafton, who is ready to retire and take on a new role.
Rock Island city leaders will vote Monday night on whether to permanently change bar closing times in the city from 3 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Local lawmakers are reacting to Gov. JB Pritzker's annual budget address, one that focused on spending cuts and economic recovery in a state whose economy has been hurt by COVID-19.
Program funding comes from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020 (CRRSA), which awarded $2 billion to airports in the United States.
Weeks of extreme weather with snow and ice accumulation has caused area cities to exhaust their salt supplies.