Sarah Ritter, Quad-City Times

Sarah Ritter

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Past articles by Sarah:

Arconic, United Steelworkers reach tentative agreement during contract negotiations

Arconic and United Steelworkers have reached a tentative contract agreement. → Read More

Quad City International Airport taking off: 'Year of change' expected by director

Pointing to terminal and parking improvements, plus plans for a major solar project, Executive Director Ben Lesichner said he expects this to be a “year of change” for the Quad → Read More

River Bend Foodbank receives its largest-ever donation from Deere Foundation

River Bend Foodbank received its largest-ever financial donation on Thursday — a grant from the Deere Foundation for $1.3 million. → Read More

TMK IPSCO to lay off 100 workers at Camanche plant

TMK IPSCO plans to lay off the bulk of its workers at its plant in Camanche, a company spokeswoman said Monday. → Read More

CEO: JA Business Hall of Fame honorees show 'hard work and passion can lead to great things'

Two community leaders will join the ranks of some of the top business executives in Quad-City history. → Read More

Where flood detours meet bridge construction, Village of East Davenport businesses cutting costs to make ends meet

Even though the Village of East Davenport has stayed dry during the flood, business owners are facing difficult decisions as slow traffic causes sales to slump. → Read More

Illinois capital bill dedicates $225M to Moline-to-Chicago passenger rail project

A decades-long effort to bring passenger rail service from Chicago to the Quad-Cities had been derailed for years. → Read More

After being displaced by the flood, Abernathy's finds new home in downtown Davenport

In the past month, Becca Nicke watched as water flooded her downtown Davenport business; then the flooring turned yellow and crumbled; and finally, the landlord decided to terminate her lease → Read More

Cash Course: Save your budget during a natural disaster

As flood waters once again encroach on downtown Davenport, residents and business owners in the flood zone should protect more than their property. → Read More

Cash Course: Are credit cards ever worth the risk?

Everyone seems to have different opinions on credit cards. → Read More

Meet the Quad-City native creating eco-friendly fertilizer 'for a cleaner and greener world'

Quad-City area native and entrepreneur Gabriel Price is partnering with small farms in an effort to reduce agricultural waste and boost soil health and crop yields. → Read More

Quad-City unemployment rate second lowest in Illinois last month

As the region continued to add jobs last month, the Illinois Quad-Cities' unemployment rate rose slightly to 3.9% → Read More

Iowa Economic Development Authority awards Davenport startup TuitionFit

The Iowa Economic Development Authority is granting innovation funding to support a Davenport startup aimed at making college tuition costs transparent. → Read More

Dressbarn stores closing, including 10 in Iowa, one in Davenport

Women's clothing chain Dressbarn will close all of its 650 stores, including 10 in Iowa. → Read More

Portillo's sets official opening date of June 13 for Davenport restaurant

After months of anticipation for hot dog and Italian beef fans, Portillo's has set the official opening date of June 13 for its new restaurant in Davenport. → Read More

Despite more frequent flooding, few Scott County residents carry flood insurance

Despite a rising risk of more frequent and significant flood events, few Iowans and Scott County residents carry flood insurance policies. → Read More

St. Ambrose lowers tuition, course load for business grad programs

In an effort to improve accessibility, the St. Ambrose University College of Business is lowering the tuition costs for two of its graduate programs. → Read More

Cash Course: Financial planning advice for 'boomerang' parents and kids

If your empty nest is no longer that empty, you're not alone. → Read More

Lee Enterprises reports lower second quarter earnings

Davenport-based publisher Lee Enterprises on Friday reported lower revenue for the second quarter, but company officials said the 4% drop was the best quarterly trend in about four years. → Read More

'We'll pull through this:' A dozen Davenport businesses reopen, others look to rebuild

As floodwater recedes and volunteers remove sandbags, a handful of downtown Davenport businesses have reopened. But many others continue to stare down a summer without regular sales. → Read More