Quad Cities

State News
5:13 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Writers gather in the Quad Cities for conference

  

  For three days every year, writers gather in the Quad Cities to learn about poetry and prose. This week, the Midwest Writing Center will host its annual David R. Collins Writers Conference.  IPR's Renata Sago talks with beginning novelists and professional poets who hope to find inspiration and hone their skills.  

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Environment
3:07 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

10 state erosion conference held in Quad Cities

This week, engineers, contractors, and municipal workers from ten states will meet in the Quad Cities to learn how to prevent erosion and improve water quality. Tuesday through Thursday, two chapters of the International Erosion Control Association will hold a joint conference called, "Great Connections." Brian Stineman, Davenport's Natural Resources Manager, expects more than 200 people to attend the workshops, field trips, and other sessions.

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Courts
4:43 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Quad Cities business at center of court battle

Can the state of Illinois grant a permanent property tax exemption to a private, for-profit business ? That's the question for a court battle getting started in the Quad Cities. IPR’s Herb Trix reports: 


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Politics
3:11 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Bustos, Loebsack tour defense contractor

Congressmembers Cheri Bustos and Dave Loebsack tour a defense contractor in the Quad Cities Tuesday.

  To show their opposition to sequestration, and its possible impact on eastern Iowa and western Illinois, two members of congress toured a defense contractor in the Quad Cities Tuesday. Dave Loebsack from Iowa's 2nd district and Cheri Bustos from Illinois' 17th worry that automatic federal spending cuts, due to take effect next month, could affect hundreds of jobs in their districts.  Loebsack agrees the federal budget should be cut, but it should be done carefully. 

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