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    Water main leaks means low water pressure for parts of Rock Island

    Several water main leaks in the overnight hours in Rock Island have residents experiencing low water pressure Thursday morning.

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    Asian-Americans call Google app offensive

    The maker of a Google app thinks it's fun to make yourself look Asian by changing the shape of your eyes and wearing a Fu Manchu mustache and rice paddy hat.

  • Protecting your home from thieves

    If you’re cleaning up the mess left behind from Christmas there are a few things you should keep in mind so your home is not the target for thieves. Police say thieves will be out checking curbside piles for boxes with televisions, stereos, furniture and other big-ticket items. Prevention is easy, just break down all those big boxes before putting them in the trash. Police also say you should remove all the labels from the boxes or fold them in […]

  • Weak holiday sales disappoint retailers

    Retailers are looking for a post-Christmas surge after a weak holiday season buying.

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    New limits on cellphone use for Illinois drivers

    Drivers in Illinois are coming under more pressure to stay off their cellphone as a result of four new laws Governor Quinn signed on Friday.

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    Americans less optimistic of a fiscal cliff deal

    As President Obama prepares to cut his vacation short and return to Washington, a new poll indicates only half of Americans believe he and Congress will strike a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff by the year-end deadline.

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    Toyota set to reclaim ‘top car maker’ spot from GM

    Toyota Motor is set to overtake General Motors and reclaim "the world's biggest car maker" title for 2012, after a bumper year of sales at home and abroad.

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    Home prices post biggest annual jump in two years

    The recovery in the housing market continues to pick up steam, as home prices posted the biggest percentage gain in more than two years in the latest reading of the closely followed S&P/Case-Shiller index.

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    Quad Cities Red Kettle Campaign fall short of goal

    The Salvation Army says last week’s snow storm is one of the factors that kept them from reaching their Red Kettle goal. The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus reported that last week’s snow storm may have cost The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign at least $12,000. As of Monday night, the Salvation Army goal for this year’s campaign was $185,00 short of its $725,000 goal. The physical red kettles have been pulled from their locations but the campaign isn’t over. You can […]

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    Iowa faces huge surplus in upcoming new year

    While the country faces the possibly huge changes if an agreement on the fiscal cliff isn’t met by the end of the year, Iowa is facing different money problems–a huge surplus. The Des Moines Register reports a budget surplus in excess of 800-million dollars for the Hawkeye state.  Iowa lawmakers will convene in January 2013 to discuss where the funds will go. Republicans and Democrats have different views on how to spend the money. Republicans favor a tax break to […]

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    ‘Marriage penalty’ could make costly return

    The return of the so-called marriage penalty could cost many couples more than $2,000 in higher 2013 taxes if Congress doesn't get its act together and fix the fiscal cliff.

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    Neighbor shoots dog for playing in snow

    A Quad Cities woman spent Christmas without her best friend, after a Cass County man shot her dog.


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