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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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The Quad-City Times: Gov. Pritzker plans to use part of state’s $1.7 billion surplus to provide tax relief for Illinois families

Amid the sudden increase in inflation, gas prices and groceries, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker stopped in Rock Island Thursday morning to discuss the Illinois Family Relief Plan he pitched in his budget address to lawmakers last week in Springfield. The Quad Cities Chamber hosted the governor and members of the media at the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 …

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