Tom Barton, Quad-City Times

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Past articles by Tom:

State-funded private school financial aid bill awaits Gov. Reynolds' signature

A proposal for state-funded savings accounts for Iowa parents to pay for private school would cost the state roughly $345 million annually once fully implemented, according to a nonpartisan analysis. → Read More

Private tuition aid bill on way Reynolds’ desk

DES MOINES — A state-funded private school financial assistance package costing $345 million a year is headed to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ desk, where her signature would seal her top legislative → Read More

Police: Milan man dies of injuries from Monday night shooting in Monmouth

Police say a 26-year-old Milan man died from injuries suffered in a Monday night shooting in Monmouth. → Read More

Davenport wants your thoughts on plans to build a new west end community center

Davenport intends to build a new community center at Fairmount Library. → Read More

Quad-City Times staff takes home top honors; Watson wins young journalist award

Quad-City Times reporter Sarah Watson was recognized this week for her exceptional reporting as a young journalist in Iowa by the Iowa Newspaper Association. → Read More

Water survey to analyze flood risks in Rock Island County

The Illinois State Water Survey announced this week that hydrologic and hydraulic modeling is underway in Rock Island County as part of a study to help communities identify areas of → Read More

Parent meeting for home and private schooled students in Rock Island-Milan district

The Rock Island-Milan School District will host a virtual meeting about services available for families who have children that attend private schools and/or are homeschooled and live within the school → Read More

At least three taken into custody following reported shooting Sunday in East Moline

At least three people were taken into custody Sunday evening following a reported shooting in East Moline involving two vehicles. → Read More

Davenport police investigating Saturday night gunfire; no one injured

The Davenport Police Department is investigating Saturday night gunfire near Monroe Elementary School. → Read More

Firefighter injured, family displaced by Davenport garage fire that damaged home

A Davenport firefighter was injured and a family displaced after their home was damaged by a Thursday evening garage fire. → Read More

Mississippi River flooding to temporarily close Davenport street

Davenport city officials will close South Concord Street on the city's west end between River Drive and Wapello Avenue later today into Tuesday due to Mississippi River flooding. → Read More

Bustos sends hugs and kisses to 'Kremlin Gremlin' Putin after she's banned from Russia

Looks like Illinois congresswoman and Moline Democrat Cheri Bustos will have to find new summer travel plans. → Read More

911 outage continues for parts of Rock Island County

Rock Island County residents in Andalusia, Taylor Ridge and Edgington were still unable to call 9-1-1 following an outage first reported on Sunday. → Read More

How a $650,000 grant from Wells Fargo will help Scott County residents facing eviction

Scott County renters facing eviction will receive on-site legal representation and rental assistance as part of an initiative by Iowa Legal Aid to prevent tens of thousands of low-income tenants → Read More

Milan man arrested, accused of predatory sexual assault of a child

Police on Thursday arrested a 42-year-old Milan man accused of sexually assaulting a child. → Read More

Scott County treasurer will not seek reelection; Knobbe announces candidacy

Scott County Republican Supervisor Tony Knobbe announced Tuesday his candidacy for Scott County Treasurer. → Read More

Two taken to hospital in three-vehicle crash in Davenport, including 911 dispatcher

At least two people were taken by ambulance to a local hospital, including a Scott County 911 dispatcher, following a three-vehicle crash in Davenport Monday night. → Read More

Davenport may eliminate one-way traffic downtown. Here's what you need to know.

When Dan Bush had an office on 3rd Street in downtown Davenport, he and others in the office would often joke they should take a shot every time someone drove → Read More

'This is not Iowa nice': Scott County residents question lawmakers over transgender ban, voting rights and more

Scott County residents, including parents and teachers, say they're concerned about legislation advancing the Iowa Legislature they worry will erode voting rights, funding for K-12 public schools and social justice. → Read More

Troubled Davenport apartment complex fails inspection; city issues 60-day vacate notice

A troubled Davenport apartment complex has failed another inspection as new management works with a new buyer with plans to completely renovate the properties. → Read More