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BHC’s new health center provides hands-on learning

Kathleen Raisbeck, of Orion, from left, Patti Durnal, of Moline, and nursing student Heidi Matherly, of Milan, put their hands on SimMan's chest to feel him "breathe" during a tour of Black Hawk College's new Health Sciences Center on Tuesday. SimMan can breathe, talk, blink and throw medical problems at the nursing students, who are observed by an instructor through a one- way mirror.

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Tuesday 09/01/2015
Today in history for Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2015. There are 120 days left in the year.

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Moline approves work on townhouse site

MOLINE -- Moline aldermen on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a $719,800 contract with KCM Construction Corp. to install infrastructure within a 2.3-acre site in the 600 block of 8th Street.

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RI County GOP Women to meet Thursday

The Republican Women of Rock Island County will meet Thursday, Sept. 3, at Jake O's Grill,

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State treasurer wants college aid funding approved

ROCK ISLAND — About 1,700 students at area colleges may lose tuition assistance if Illinois officials don't approve its funding in the coming weeks.

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Mercer County Board member seeks chairman's resignation

ALEDO — Mercer County Board member Gary Gregg, citing ethics violations, asked board chairman Brian Anseeuw to resign during Tuesday's meeting.

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Daily planner, Sept. 2, 2015

"Birds of Prey," Dave Murcia

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"Greatest Show on Earth" phases out elephants

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be in town Friday, but there will be no elephant walk down River Drive, and this is the second-to-last time elephants will be in "The Greatest Show on Earth" in Moline.

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Boil order issued for part of Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND -- A boil order issued Tuesday for part of the city is expected to be lifted later Wednesday.

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Monday 08/31/2015
Today in history for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2015. There are 121 days left in the year.

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TIF expiration boosts Hampton's finances

HAMPTON — The early expiration of one of Hampton’s remaining tax-increment-financing districts will give a boost to village finances without raising tax rates, village clerk Mike Toalson told the board on Monday.

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Economic development dominates Cambridge meeting

CAMBRIDGE – TelePharm has narrowed its search to two locations, Trustee J.L. Doubet reported to the village board Monday night.

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Daily planner, Sept. 1, 2015

Steve Couch (Live Lunch)

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McGehee: New law likely won't reduce drunk driving cases

A local prosecutor does not expect fewer drunk driving cases because a new Illinois law increasing the number of blood-alcohol content measuring devices in vehicles owned by people convicted of a DUI.

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East West Riverfest out this year, East Fest in

After three years, there will be no East West Riverfest this year while the regional marketing campaign to promote local arts, culture and heritage events takes a break to regroup.

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Final stage of Centennial Bridge repairs will cause lane closures

The Centennial Bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction starting Sept. 8.

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Mercer County deputy clerk announces run for top job

Kristen Relander, of Aledo, has announced  she is running for  Mercer County Circuit Clerk  in the November 2016 election.  Ms. Relander, a Democrat,  has served as the deputy clerk for almost a year and a half.

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Chick-fil-A to open stand-alone restaurant in Moline

MOLINE — Chick-fil-A plans to open a second restaurant in Moline.

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R.I.-Milan Education Foundation names director

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MidCoast sells its portion of Bucktown Center

DAVENPORT — MidCoast Fine Arts recently sold controlling interest in the Bucktown Center for the Arts building to developers Y&J Properties, which specializes in rehabilitation of historic buildings.

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Today in history for Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

Today is Monday, August 31, the 243rd day of 2015.There are 122 days left in the year.

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Today in history for Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

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Sunday 08/30/2015
Q-C joins together against hate, prays for peace

MOLINE -- People from different faith traditions came together Sunday at four Quad-Cities locations, down to the river to pray for peace, love, and unity.

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Exelon mulls closure of unprofitable Quad Cities nuke plant

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RI chief judge: 'Laws have to change'

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JMC honors new Hall of Fame inductees, dedicates building

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL — The Joint Munitions Command honored four people for their career contributions during the 2015 Ammunition Hall of Fame Ceremony on June 26.

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Saturday 08/29/2015
Today in history for Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

Today is Sunday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2015.There are 123 days left in the year.

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Prison system is in crisis

ROCK ISLAND — On a recent Monday morning, Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos checked the daily numbers at the county jail.

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Mental health, drug courts offer prison alternatives

ROCK ISLAND — They can be a court of last resort for a nonviolent offender, a final chance to get things right without entering an overcrowded Illinois prison system.

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Silvis show offers memories, provides entertainment

SILVIS — Del Shannon was "walkin' in the rain" on the outdoor speakers behind Frank's Pizza as rows of classic cars sat in line, hoods up, chrome shining, and owners displaying the memories they hold close to their hearts.

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