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Our Quad Cities: Rock Island Mayor Thoms stresses importance of community to stop gun violence

Thanks for checking out this web extra from Jim Niedelman’s conversation with Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms. We ran out of time on “4 the Record” to bring you all of the conversation. This segment stays focused on gun violence, and specifically prevention from a law-enforcement perspective. “The pressure has been put on police officers,” …

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Our Quad Cities: Augustana and Rock Island partner to get the lead out of drinking water

In her first major initiative as new Augustana College president, Andrea Talentino on Wednesday announced an innovative partnership between the private liberal arts school and the city of Rock Island — to replace lead water service lines across the city. In the aftermath of the public health crisis in Flint, Mich., and other American cities, Illinois passed …

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Quad-City Times: Rock Island law enforcement agencies are working to solve violent crimes, get guns off the streets

With six criminal homicides in Rock Island this year — three in July alone — Rock Island Police Chief Richard Landi and Rock Island County State’s Attorney Dora Villarreal said Tuesday that they and their partners at the city, county, state and federal levels are doing everything possible to convict the criminals, get them lengthy …

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Rock Island Today: Thoms: ‘We’re ready for the next phase and moving forward and winning in November’

Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms has won the GOP nomination to run for the state Senate District 36 seat.  Thoms advances to the Nov. 8 general election where he will face state Sen. Michael Halpin (D-Rock Island). “I would like to thank all of my family, friends, and everybody that voted and supported me in …

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Fox2Now: Union Slams Plan That Could Mean 1,000 Jobs Lost At Granite City Steel Mill

In our border community, we have to work even harder to keep corporate decision makers from leaving Illinois and abandoning their workforce. Organized labor is working hard to ease the burden on working families, and we need to work with them to help wherever we can. JB Pritzker puts his progressive agenda ahead of economic …

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Illinois Policy: Citadel 3rd Major Company To Leave Illinois In 2 Months

While surrounding States’ business climates are improving, Illinois’ continues to decline. The economic situation in the Land of Lincoln has become clearer and clearer as more businesses announce their departure. It is time for Governor Pritzker to be held accountable for the mess he’s created. We need legislators that will make our home a welcoming …

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Mike Thoms attends Tazewell & Peoria County Republican’s Lincoln Day Dinner with Vice President Mike Pence

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed being surrounded by other passionate conservatives Monday night for the Peoria County and Tazewell County Lincoln Day Dinner with Vice President Mike Pence! Last night was proof that the Republican party is alive and well in Illinois. This election is pivotal in creating change in our country, and VP …

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Quad-City Times: Nine Rock Island police officers honored, including lifesaving awards

Nine Rock Island police officers have been honored by the city for exemplary actions, including a life-saving award for two officers who talked a man out of jumping off the Centennial Bridge in November.  “I’m very proud of all the work that we do,” Rock Island Police Chief Richard Landi said during the May 23 city council …

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Quad-City Times: ‘It’s not just shootings, it’s crime in total’: Rock Island mayor establishes task force to reduce crime downtown

Several shooting incidents have spurred the city of Rock Island to form a task force to deter and reduce crime downtown.  Mayor Mike Thoms told council members on Monday that he assembled a task force of eight members to come up with solutions to make the downtown area safer, whether it be to protect against gun fire or …

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