School funding fight continues

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Tuesday he'd vetoed SB1, a school funding and reform bill, much to the aggravation of some public school officials now set to begin the year without state aid.  "Right now, I'd like him to sign anything," said Andy Richmond, the superintendent of the Carbon Cliff-Barstow school district. "I don't care how much money Chicago gets."

Burger boat down

Andy Abeyta, QUAD-CITY TIMES
Co-Owner Chad Summers prepares a Purple Haze smoothie at Healthy Harvest Urban Farms in downtown Rock Island. The store opened last week. 

MiMi’s Burger Boat, a popular restaurant near Clinton that serves customers there on weekends, met its demise late Sunday when it struck a wing dam in pool 13 of the Mississippi River. Sonya Carey-Otte, co-owner of the business, said they were traveling about 5 mph when they collided with the underwater barrier, ripping a “huge hole” into the front of their ship.

Dog burned 

Crime Stoppers of the Quad-Cities is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the death of a dog last month. Police discovered the partially burned body, appearing to be a Rottweiler, on July 19th. 

Your new favorite organic food

Andy Abeyta, QUAD-CITY TIMES
Co-Owner Chad Summers prepares a Purple Haze smoothie at Healthy Harvest Urban Farms in downtown Rock Island. The store opened last week. 
“I made this connection between agriculture and health and why so many people are sick now,” says Chad Summers, 40, of the inspiration behind opening organic community garden and garden center Healthy Harvest Urban Farms in East Moline. “I wanted to do something about it.”
 
Traffic
Expect few delays on your commute home, besides the normal flow of traffic.
 
Weather
Temperatures will cool overnight on the way to a sunny morning in the upper 70s.
 
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