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Auto workers strike expands with third round of walkouts

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...DETROIT —  The United Auto Workers union expanded strikes against Detroit automakers Friday, ordering 7,000 more workers to walk off the job in Illinois... ...plant in Chicago and a General Motors assembly factory near Lansing.... ...The GM plant in Delta Township, near Lansing, makes large crossover SUVs such as the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave.... ...The Chicago Ford plant makes the Ford Explorer and Explorer Police Interceptors, as well as the Lincoln Aviator SUV....

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Looming government shutdown could have ripple effects through Quad Cities

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..."Knowing that that could be increasing, we're bracing for a really big impact in October," said Youth Hope's development coordinator, Hannah Carr... ...MOLINE, Ill. — The looming government shutdown, which has until midnight on Saturday to pass, would have ripple affects throughout the Quad Cities... ...At the end of the day, however, she says they will continue to help those in need whether Washington gets it together or not.... ...WIC, which provides grocery assistance to 7 million women, infants and children, could be upended as soon as next week barring the government strikes...

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Seven years after passage, Illinois’ first in string of recent abortion protections gets day in court...

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...ROCKFORD, Ill. — In 2016 – before Donald Trump’s presidency paved the way for the eventual overturning of Roe v.... ...Wade – Democrats in Illinois passed what would become the first in a series of laws shoring up reproductive rights in the state.... ...Kevin Theriot, an attorney for the Arizona-based conservative legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom, told Judge Johnston in his opening statements... ...Instead, plaintiffs are a handful of CPCs in Illinois, one doctor who volunteers as a medical director for a CPC, and the National Institute of Family...

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Trump rails against electric cars in Michigan while his GOP challengers debate

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...DETROIT — As his Republican rivals sparred onstage in California at their second primary debate, Donald Trump was in battleground Michigan Wednesday... ...“I will not allow under any circumstances the American automobile industry to die,” Trump said at Drake Enterprises, a non-unionized auto parts supplier... ...Two years later, General Motors closed a huge assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, costing thousands of jobs.... ...Auto Workers in Detroit....

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Galesburg students learn from Rachel's Challenge: A presentation dedicated to reducing school violence...

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...The program is named after Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School massacre in 1999.... ...students learn from Rachel's Challenge: A presentation dedicated to reducing school violence GALESBURG, Ill. — Galesburg schools gave a lesson... ...than 20,000 schools since 2001. - Million Father March encourages male participation at Rock Island Academy... ..., the director of student and staff support for the school district, said....

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Friendship Manor planning $12.5 million in infrastructure upgrades

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...and beyond," Friendship Manor's President and CEO Ted Pappas Jr.... ...Manor planning $12.5 million in infrastructure upgrades ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — Since 1979, Friendship Manor has been operating as a place to help... ...The plan includes the following improvements: - Rebranding their Independent Living Apartments as Terraces at Friendship Manor, including six ADA...

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Sharing events throughout the Quad Cities in this week's weekend rundown

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...Good Morning Quad Cities' David Bohlman and Charles Hart were joined by WLLR's Dani Howe Thursday morning to go over the must-see events.... ...The 16th annual Galena Oktoberfest is coming up on Sept. 30 and is sponsored by the Galena Lion's Club.... ...The famous movie starring Jack Black is getting a musical rendition, and this weekend is their opening night. ... ...For those who haven't seen the movie, this story follows a man named Dewey Finn as he tries to accomplish his dream of becoming a rock star....

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Sivyer Steel partnering with IowaWORKS for resource fair following plant fire

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...plant fire BETTENDORF, Iowa — Workers left out of a job after the fire at Sivyer Steel Castings are receiving some help in figuring out their next... ...IowaWORKS is partnering with Sivyer Steel and the United Steelworks to host a resource fair for workers impacted by the fire.... ...The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. in the USW Union Hall located at 880 Devils Glen Rd. in Bettendorf.... ...News 8 reached out to Sivyer Steel after receiving reports from employees that the plant will be shutting down entirely....

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New interim chancellor announced at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

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...Wee is ready to lead EICC,” EICC Board of Trustees President Bob Gallagher said.... ...New interim chancellor announced at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges DAVENPORT, Iowa — Following a search that kicked off in August, Eastern Iowa... ...Wee to Eastern Iowa Community Colleges,” Gallagher said. - Additional college readiness funding coming for low-income students in Iowa - St. ... ...EICC began looking for their next chancellor following the resignation of former chancellor Sonya Williams....

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All seven lawsuits following Davenport collapse have been consolidated

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...324 Main St. in Davenport have been consolidated, according to a ruling filed on Sept. 26 from District Court Judge Mark Lawson.... ..." and Lexus Berry.... ...In addition to the consolidation of all seven suits, Select Structural Engineering filed a counter-claim against building owner Andrew Wold after... ...The firm said in recent court documents that it denies "each and every allegation" from Wold. - Resident of the collapsed Davenport building reacts...

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