Big Story: Columnist Barb Ickes introduces the first in an occasional series on "Off Limits Places."

The maiden column for the series takes us to the underbelly of the Interstate 74 Bridge — to offices built into the bridge pier for use by the toll takers that once collected fares from the center of the bridge.

City Council: Bettendorf City Council will unveil the city's refreshed website,, and new microsite, The council meets at 5 p.m. Monday in City Hall Council Chambers, 1209 State St., Bettendorf.

Schools: Bettendorf School Board members will be updated on the timeline to build a new Grant Wood Elementary School, 1423 Hillside Drive, Bettendorf. The board meets at 6 p.m. tonight in the Ray Stensvad Board Room at the Administration Center, 3311 18th St., Bettendorf.

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Sports: The Quad-City Times continues to unveil its postseason honors teams from the winter sports season with the announcement of the all-metro boys swimming team on Thursday, the boys and girls bowling teams on Saturday and the all-metro and all-area boys basketball teams on Sunday.

The University of Iowa football team begins gearing up for another season with the opening of spring practice on Wednesday.

Courts: Kristianna Y. Granada, 25, of East Moline, will appear at the Rock Island County Justice Center for a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. She is charged with two counts of reckless homicide after police say she hit pedestrian Robert Moldenhauer, 63, with her van on Dec. 12 in Moline. Moldenhauer died from his injuries.

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