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A line of thunderstorms that developed over Muscatine and tracked over Davenport and the Quad-Cities on Wednesday produced some heavy winds, a lot of rain, and spawned a funnel cloud.

But reports of damage have been minimal, according to the National Weather Service Davenport.

The storms produced a tornado warning, but there were no reports of damage late Wednesday, said meteorologist Tim Gross.

Police and fire departments responded to numerous cars that were stuck in flooded roadways, as heavy rains caused flash flooding, mostly in Davenport.

\u201cIt\u2019s June and for how many years have we had some type of flash flooding,\u201d Gross said.

The storms developed quickly and came in fast, he said, adding that most of the water came down in Davenport.

Through 8 p.m. Wednesday, the rainfall totaled 3.22 inches at the Davenport Municipal Airport, Gross said.

During that same time frame, 1.18 inches was recorded at the Quad-City International Airport, Moline, he said.

Winds stayed between 30-40 mph, he added.

Pea-size hail was reported in Bettendorf.

Gross said that meteorologists will be on the ground Thursday checking for any damage from the funnel cloud.

Since most of the rain fell over Davenport, that is where most of the reports of flash flooding and stalled cars came from. There were no reports of injuries.

Gross said that there are chances for showers and thunderstorms through Friday as an upper level storm system that has been rotating over Nebraska moves over Iowa.

The forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday and 60 percent during the daylight hours Friday.

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A Davenport woman will be arraigned July 12 on charges that she failed to properly buckle up her three children in a vehicle that was involved in a crash on Elmore Avenue last month.

Nina Sherre Lacefield, 33, last known address in the 1500 block of West 14th Street, was arrested June 13 on two counts of child endangerment-serious injury and one count of child endangerment-bodily injury.

The first two charges are a Class C felony each punishable by up to 10 years in prison, while the third charge is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

She remained in the Scott County Jail Wednesday on $15,000 cash or surety bond.

The crash happened at 5:21 p.m. June 13 in front of the entrance to the Cross Creek Apartment complex, 5901 Elmore Ave.

Police said the driver of a Chevrolet HHR driving south on Elmore Avenue was attempting to make a left turn into the entrance of the apartment complex when it turned into the path of a northbound Ford F-150 pickup.

The HHR was struck broadside on the passenger side, injuring all eight occupants, according to police.

Davenport firefighters had to use mechanical means to get some of the occupants of the HHR out of the vehicle.

Lacefield was the front seat passenger in the HHR and her three children ages 3, 6, and 10 inside the vehicle. The driver, who was not named in arrest affidavits, and three other children also were inside the vehicle.

There were not enough safety restraints within the vehicle to secure all six children safely, according to police.

The 3-year-old was taken to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, and later flown to University Hospitals, Iowa City, for brain bleeding and injuries to the child\u2019s left arm, according to police.

The 6-year-old also was transported to Iowa City for severe right foot and right leg injuries \u201clikely to cause permanent disfigurement,\u201d according to police.

The 10-year-old, who was sitting in the back cargo area, was transported to Genesis with a possible concussion, according to police.

Lacefield also was cited for having an open container after police say they found an open bottle of vodka on the floor of the front passenger side of the HHR.

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Two Davenport men face numerous charges after a search of their home Tuesday night turned up crystal \u201cice\u201d methamphetamine, packing materials, cash and guns, according to police.

Rodolfo Tellez Gutierrez, 35, was booked into the Scott County Jail early Wednesday on two counts of a controlled substance violation and possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $75,000 cash or surety.

Louie Adan Gutierrez, 33, was booked on two counts of a controlled substance violation and one count each of possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon, unauthorized possession of an offensive weapon, failure to affix drug tax stamp, and unlawful possession of prescription drugs. Bond was set at $75,000 cash only.\u00a0

Both men have a preliminary hearing June 29.

Just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Davenport police executed a search warrant at the Gutierrez home in the 300 block of East 11th Street.

Police say Rodolfo Gutierrez was in possession of two clear plastic bags of crystal methamphetamine. Total weight of the bags was 2.7 grams, according to police.

He also had a clear plastic bag containing 4.4 grams of marijuana, according to police.

Louie Gutierrez was in possession of 139.4 grams of methamphetamine, according to police.

Police say he also had 13 different types of prescription pills for which he did not have a prescription. He also had a pistol, a double-barrel shotgun and a sawed off shotgun\u00a0 in his \"living quarters,\" according to police.

The sawed off shotgun had a barrel length of less than 16-inches, which makes it an offensive weapon, according to police.

Louie Gutierrez is a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm. He admitted to officers that he sells methamphetamine, according to police.

Officers also found packaging, drug notes, cash and digital scales, which police say is consistent with narcotics trafficking.

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Veteran reporter Chris Minor announces her retirement on air during the 5 p.m. news broadcast at the WQAD-TV studio in Moline on Tuesday. Minor, a Park Ridge, Illinois, native, will retire at the end of July after 33 years at the station.

She stuck around, because she likes us.

Lucky us.

Chris Minor took a deep breath, looked into the camera on the set at WQAD TV and disappointed viewers with her news: She's done. After 33 years of bulldog reporting, she's walking into the sunset with her beloved husband, Marv Hubbell.

If someone had told Chrissy in July 1985 that she would still be in the Quad-Cities in 2018, she'd have laughed. She does that a lot.

\"When Hoda (Kotb, 'Today' show co-host and former WQADer) was in New Orleans, she called me and put her news director on the line,\" she said. \"He said, 'Hoda says you're a great reporter. Why don't you come work for me?'

\"I thought about it for a minute, but that was it.

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Veteran reporter Chris Minor closes her eyes in anticipation as her husband, Marv Hubbell, gives her a kiss before she goes on air to announce her retirement.

\"I have a good life here. I have a great husband, great friends, a great family. The Quad-Cities became home. It became comfortable. Sometimes I wish I'd have gone to Chicago \u2014 a major market \u2014 but the way my life has played out, I'm glad I didn't.\"

I'm glad, too.

Just as she has been a reliable constant in local news, Chris has been a constant and reliable friend \u2014 like the time I got out of the hospital after back surgery, and she brought me soup. Have you ever tried to eat soup while lying down?

The more the soup ran off my chin, the more we laughed. And we've been doing that together for 27 years, laughing through the fun times and the heartbreaks. As competitive as we both are, it's a small miracle that our friendship not only has survived but has flourished over nearly three decades. But there's no secret to it. Respect and laughter can bear the weight of many burdens.

Chrissy's career has been equal parts impressive and enviable. I cannot count the times I've watched the evening news, shaking my head. How does she get those interviews? A jail-house interview with one of Adrianne Reynolds' killers? Seriously? And how did they get Chrissy into that jail cell?

\"I did have a few panic attacks, leading up to some of those jailhouse interviews,\" she confessed over a beer about an hour after making her announcement on TV. \"I've bailed on several police ride-alongs. You can't open the back doors in a squad car.

\"But my photographers understood my anxiety. They are some of the people I'll miss the most. In news, you spend hours together in the car and on stories. There's this bond. We know each others' lives.\"

Chrissy's life in news has been remarkable. But it wasn't always easy.

For her first Quad-City assignment, she did a live shot from the Davenport riverfront during Bix Beiderbecke weekend. The girl from Chicago (she took a cab to work her first day) didn't know how to pronounce Beiderbecke. Also, the riverfront was filled with mayflies, it was exceedingly hot, and Chrissy was nervous.

\"I got through it, but it was kind of miserable,\" she said. \"A few years later, I started anchoring weekends with (the late) Jim King. People thought I was his daughter.\"

She then anchored 'News Day' at 11:30 a.m., and she loved it, because she got to do live interviews. After that, she took a co-anchor's chair for the 5 p.m. newscast with Erica Wilner, then Carolyn Kissal (now Ontiveros).

\"We were the first female anchor team in this market,\" she said. \"I loved doing the 5 o'clock. But I remember covering trials and racing back to the anchor desk at 10 minutes 'til 5. I'd literally have mascara on one eye.\"

Her entire career, Chrissy's been covering cops and courts. But she also made a name for herself uncovering wrongdoing. And her sources were most certainly not off limits.

\"For a long time, my mission was to clean up Rock Island County,\" she said. \"They were brazen about being in it (local government) for themselves and not for the taxpayers. We still have some of it.

\"One of the most satisfying accomplishments to me has been putting a spotlight on corruption. Politicians didn't have the best interest of the people in mind, and I got mad. I like exposing people who aren't doing the right thing. My job has always been meaningful to me; given me purpose.\"

At times, it's also been painful.

\"The stories that have stayed with me over the years, and there are many, are the child murders,\" she said. \"Kayla Lansing (6-year-old murdered in 1991) \u2014 I'll never forget that little girl. You spend a lot of time, covering those stories. I became friends with the moms, and I felt like I knew some of the children.\"

Chrissy and I spent many days together in a courtroom, including our coverage of the murder of Rock Island 5-year-old Amber Sutton. Hers was my first murder trial, and I struggled with it. On the day prosecutors showed crime-scene photos of her little body, I figured I wasn't cut out for that kind of story. Chrissy's house wasn't too far from mine, so, after work that day, I put on tennis shoes and ran to her house.

When I got there, I was breathless and crying. Chris put an arm around me and guided me to her kitchen table. We talked for a long time, and I felt like I could go back to court the next day. I never forgot her advice: \"When something bad is coming, just don't look. Whether it's a fire victim or a body being pulled from the river, look away. Save yourself.\"

By retiring while still in her (late) 50s, Chrissy is, in a way, saving herself. She just can't do some of it anymore.

It's become too hard after Ry.

Ryan Sernel was only 12 years old when he died suddenly in March. He had a heart condition. He also had a sister, a twin brother and two parents who absolutely adored him. His Aunt Chrissy could not have loved her Ry more than she did. These months later, she feels no less broken from the relentless grief.

\"There are just stories that seem so insignificant now,\" she said. \"Life is precious and unpredictable. I want to live it now.\"

I knew she would talk about Ryan in her on-air announcement during the Tuesday newscast. As I waited with her and Marv on the edge of the news set, I could see that Chrissy was nervous and excited.

\"Wait. They're doing a soybean story?\" she asked with put-on disgust. \"I'm after soybean prices?\"

When the weather tease started, Chrissy noticed I was looking at the production studio behind us.

\"I couldn't give a tour of this place, anymore,\" she said. \"I used to know what every piece of equipment did. I don't even know the guy in the headphones in there now. But he said he liked my hair; I know that.\"

The news set and the production areas just off it were silent during Chrissy's announcement. Everyone's eyes were on her, and many of them grew misty when she spoke of Ryan.

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Veteran reporter Chris Minor whispers to Quad-City Times columnist Barb Ickes before going on air to announce her retirement at the WQAD-TV studio in Moline on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Minor, a Park Ridge, Illinois, native, will retire at the end of July after 33 years at the station.

Afterward, a dozen people appeared out of nowhere to give her hugs, even though she'll be back for a couple of weeks at the end of July.

Then, we went for a beer and reminisced about her long career and our blessing of a friendship. But my good luck was not news to me.

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Jennifer Krakert already opened The Vault, so she might as well own The Key.\u00a0

Red Box Design is now constructing The Key, a cafe, bakery and bar, that will fill the remaining vacant space at Union Arcade in downtown Davenport. It'll sit on the main floor of the historic building, near\u00a0The Vault Beauty Lounge & Urban Retreat, which opened last year.\u00a0\u00a0

Krakert is a co-owner of both locations and works for Financial District Properties, which owns the Union Arcade building.\u00a0The former bank-turned-office building was converted into lofts in 2015. She opened the spa, along with general manager\u00a0Nasreen Khan, in the\u00a0safety deposit box vault in the former Union Savings Bank & Trust.\u00a0

She hopes The Key will be the perfect accompaniment\u00a0to The Vault, not only in its name, but with what it will offer on the 200 block of Brady Street.\u00a0

\"The building has such an interesting history and we wanted to go along with the fact that it used to be an old bank,\" Krakert said. \"There's been so much money invested in that next block between the hotel on one side and the (Scott Community College Urban Campus). There's a lot coming to the downtown, so we're just hopeful that we will fill a need for great food within the community.\"\u00a0

The cafe will be near Anytime Fitness, which opened in the building at 229 Brady St. in April.\u00a0

\"The Key\" is also a play on the last names of Krakert and her business partner, Jennifer Ewert, who previously owned French Rose Bakery on Main Street in Davenport.

\"With the location she was in, she was having issues with visibility,\" Krakert said. \"So when I started looking at another location, I approached her about partnering\u00a0to put something bigger into the new location. And everything kind of matched up.\"

With Krakert's finance and accounting background and Ewert's culinary expertise, the women expect to offer something completely new downtown. In addition to coffee and tea, Ewert said she will sell baked goods, including cinnamon rolls, eclairs, brownies and cookies.\u00a0

At night, they expect to pair upscale desserts with different types of liquors.\u00a0

But turning an old bank building into a cafe has been no easy task, she said.\u00a0

\"It was pretty much a shell. So we're having to put in all new plumbing and electrical and HVAC,\" she said. \"We're putting in an all new kitchen. We're so pleased to work with Red Box because they have a really great design sense, in how they're utilizing windows and lights. It's a really great space that people are going to like to hang out in.\"\u00a0

Krakert expects construction to be completed by the end of next month, with a potential grand opening in August.\u00a0

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Andraysia and Ruben\u00a0Castillo,\u00a0Moline; girl, Monday, June 18.

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Graduations

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

The following students from Bettendorf, LeClaire and Pleasant Valley, have graduated from Iowa State University:

Bettendorf: Justin Bader, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Elizabeth Bartlett, Bachelor of Science in Animal Ecology with Magna Cum Laude, Reid Behrens, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with Summa Cum Laude, Alaina Berkenbosch, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Management with Summa Cum Laude, Ryan Blankers, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Maria Brown, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with Magna Cum Laude, Alexandra Cantrill, Bachelor of Science in Apparel, Merchandising and Design, Brent Hines, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Tyler Hoenig, Bachelor of Arts in English, Kaitlyn Hoots, Bachelor of Science in Event Management with Cum Laude, Elliott Klauer, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Jacqueline Klindt, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and International Agriculture, Jennifer Kruse, Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management and Marketing, Sara Longenecker, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Jill Mekalson, Bachelor of Science in Event Management, Craig Miller, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Mary Nelson, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in Veterinary Medicine with Magna Cum Laude, Jason Nutt, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Erica Peterson, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with Magna Cum Laude, Rimjhim Rawat, Bachelor of Science in Finance with Cum Laude, Paige Schuler, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Dylan Snyder, Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering with Cum Laude, Stephen Soko, Bachelor of Science in Economics with Cum Laude, Tyler Zerbonia, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with Magna Cum Laude, Jordan Zugmaier, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business.

LeClaire: Ryan Blunk, Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering, Rachel Brimeyer, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with Cum Laude, Joshua Cobler, Bachelor of Architecture in Architecture-Professional Degree with Magna Cum Laude, Logan Grothus, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.Elena Sandry, Bachelor of Science in Animal Ecology and Environmental Science (AGLS).

Pleasant Valley: Mallory Lamb, Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with Magna Cum Laude.

Knox College\u00a0

Galesburg, Illinois

Yuuki Wittmer of Bettendorf majored in Chemistry/Neuroscience. Wittmer also graduated from the International School of Florence.

Dean's List

Upper Iowa University

Fayette, Iowa

Bettendorf: Kyle Buhman, Jeffery Haynes, Sandra Nissen, Sarah Van Acker

LeClaire: Kristy Carr

Western Illinois University,\u00a0WIU-Quad Cities Campus

Moline

Bettendorf: Andrew James Adams, Erin Kathleen Devore, Hailey Elizabeth Duwa, Anna Glenn Eckhardt, Antonia Genisio, Emilie A Hahn, Jasmine Elisabel Lara, Daniel Porter, Vanessa Yvonne Scudder, Brady Alan Shows, Katelyn A Whitcomb, Anthony Richard White

President's List

Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, Missouri

Bettendorf: Ryan J Spelhaug

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4700 School House Road

Bettendorf

List price: $475,000

Bedrooms: Four

Baths: Two full, three \u00be and one half-bath

Square footage: 4,156 square feet

Acreage: 0.62 acres

Listing agent: Kyle Robinson, Ruhl & Ruhl, 563-505-1806

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed course after days of digging in on a policy that resulted in immigrant family separations at the border, signing an executive order that will keep far more families together at the border.

The order also seeks more authority to detain those families together until the end of their immigration proceedings. That process will begin immediately, which is likely to be met with swift legal challenges, though the order does acknowledge that current law may restrict their hands.

But the order has not changed anything in terms of putting back together families that have already been separated, a government official confirmed Wednesday.

It's a reversal from days of claiming that, in its decision to refer all adults crossing the border illegally for criminal charges and thus sending them away from their kids and into the hands of the Justice Department, the administration had no choice but to separate families.

Here is what the executive order does do:

\"Boy

A boy stares out of a heavily tinted bus window leaving a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. More than 2,300 minors have been separated from their families crossing the border to the U.S. under a zero-tolerance policy where everyone caught crossing illegally is prosecuted. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Keeps families together, for the most part

The executive order states it is the policy of the administration \"to maintain family unity,\" a new position from the administration which had been defending the separation of families and blaming the families themselves for putting themselves in the position of being separated by crossing the border illegally -- saying the administration's hands were tied.

While the Justice Department will continue to prosecute adults who cross the border illegally in federal court, the order says, Trump asks that families be housed together \"where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources.\"

It was not immediately clear whether the caveats would still result in a substantial number of separations.

Keeps families with DHS

In a major change, adults will not be turned over to the Justice Department when they face criminal charges, and will instead stay with their children in detention with the Department of Homeland Security.

That's a change the administration previously said it could not do.

The order maintains an exception for when the child is at risk or there is concern about the child's well-being.

But there's a catch, saying the families will be detained \"extent permitted by law and subject to the availability of appropriations\" -- again something that remains to be worked out.

\"Shelter\"

This undated photo provided by HHS\u2019 Administration for Children and Families shows the shelter used to house unaccompanied foreign children in Tornillo, Texas. (HHS\u2019 Administration for Children and Families via AP)

Doesn't reunite families already separated

The order does not speak to any families that have already been separated -- and existing policies place the onus on parents to find their children in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services and seek to reunite with them.

There are no new special procedures for those children, an agency official said.

\"For the minors currently in the unaccompanied alien children program, the sponsorship process will proceed as usual,\" Health and Human Services spokesman Kenneth Wolfe told CNN.

That process -- which finds friends, relatives or other suitable volunteers in the US for children in the custody of HHS -- is currently built mainly for the children who come to the US illegally alone, as has traditionally been the focus of Health and Human Services.

But Trump's decision to criminally prosecute all adults caught crossing the border illegally -- even if they have children with them -- has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents and essentially defined as alone, then placed in HHS custody.

The existing sponsorship process does not include any procedures for reuniting children with the parents who brought them to the US and may be in government custody, though theoretically once released from custody, a parent could apply to sponsor their child's release.

\"Beds\"

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families shows part of a shelter used to house unaccompanied foreign children in San Diego, Calif. (HHS' Administration for Children and Families via AP)

Jumps families to the front of the line in court

In the order, Trump also makes an effort to have families' cases in immigration courts decided more rapidly.

Currently, if a family has a potentially valid claim of asylum, they could have an immigration court date months or years in the future, during which time they are allowed to live and work in the US.

In order to expedite the process for deporting the family or giving them legal status, Trump orders the Justice Department to \"prioritize\" cases \"involving detained families\" -- presumably jumping them in line at immigration court and cutting down substantially the length of time before a judge hears their case.

Seeks indefinite detention

Though the order does not immediately attempt to flout a court settlement that requires children who come with family to be released from detention within three weeks, it does initiate a process to challenge that settlement.

Trump ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a request in court to change the settlement in Flores v Reno -- setting up a likely lengthy and intense litigation process that would seek the power to detain families in government custody indefinitely.

The settlement, however, is overseen by a judge and an appellate court that already imposed these conditions, making the court challenge an uphill climb for the Trump administration. The administration will have to seek the change from the judge who oversaw the settlement -- over the objection of the previous administration -- in the first place.

\"This is narrower than I anticipated,\" said Cornell Law professor Stephen Yale-Loehr. \"Politically, this allows the administration to assert that it wants to detain families indefinitely -- but a court won't let them do it.\"

In a call with reporters, Gene Hamilton, counselor to the Attorney General, seemed to acknowledge that the administration will need to convince the judge in the Flores case, Judge Dolly Gee, to reverse the previous settlement -- even as he criticized her for making it in the first place.

\"The result of this decision and this ruling has placed the executive branch in an untenable position. Do we catch and release every alien who comes with a child across our southwest border, or do we release (them)?\" Hamilton said. \"It's on the judge, it's on Judge Gee to render a decision here. ...The simple fact of the matter is Judge Gee has put the executive branch into an untenable position, that's why we're seeking for Congress to make a permanent fix.\"

\"Shelter\"

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families shows part of a shelter used to house unaccompanied foreign children in San Diego, Calif. (HHS' Administration for Children and Families via AP)

Sets up family detention at military facilities

The order also instructs federal agencies -- especially the Defense Department -- to begin to prepare facilities that could house the potentially thousands of families that will now be detained by the government.

There are currently far more beds for single adults in the government than for families, who require different conditions.

With a few thousand families apprehended crossing the border illegally on average each month, detaining all of them could rapidly tax government resources.

HHS has reviewed three Defense Department locations in Texas and will be examining one in Arkansas for potential use in the Unaccompanied Alien Children program, Lt. Col. Jamie Davis, a Pentagon spokesman said.

The military would have no responsibility for any of the HHS-led activities, defense officials say. Officials liken it to being a 'landlord' but not responsible for the management of the housing, security, food services or other activities.

\"U.S.

U.S. Border Patrol agents watch as they take photos and video of the crowd protesting outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing center in El Paso, Texas, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (Ivan Pierre Aguirre/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Blames Congress

The order also blames Congress -- specifically its failure to pass immigration legislation -- for the separation of families in the first place, saying the administration had no choice, even as the administration reversed course.

\"It is unfortunate that Congress's failure to act and court orders have put the Administration in the position of separating alien families to effectively enforce the law,\" the order states.

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When Davenport aldermen take up the final reading of the ordinance creating the Elmore Corners Overlay District at the next city council meeting, they likely will need to decide if one of the biggest developers in the area will be included in the district.

Alderman Richard Clewell, 6th Ward, has decided to go against the recommendation of the city\u2019s Planning and Zoning Commission and offer a resolution that will include developer THF in the Elmore Corners Overlay District.

Since 2001, THF has been the major developer for many projects in the area, including Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods, Hobby-Lobby and Field and Stream.\u00a0

The company has asked the council to accept the Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendation to exclude THF from the district.\u00a0

Representatives of THF has said that new requirements of the overlay district would change the design and building agreements that are now in place.

Changing those specifications would place a financial burden on THF in that companies may not decide to come based on the new overlay design specs.

Clewell announced his intentions Wednesday during the council's committee-of-the-while meeting.

Clewell said it has been nearly two decades since development began in the Elmore Corners area.

\u201cI think it\u2019s reasonable to believe that over time there would be additional requirements placed on those occupants of that area,\u201d Clewell said.

\u201cTHF has been a good neighbor, there is no doubt about that,\u201d he said. \u201cBut I believe that due the circumstances, due to the change in time, due to the commitment of the city for the vision for the future that the best thing to do would be to include THF in this resolution.\u201d

In addition to making the area attractive to businesses and shoppers as well as making it bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly, the overlay district will create new building design guidelines that will require buildings to \u201ccontribute to the Elmore Corners destination appearance,\u201d according to the site plan drawn up by architectural and economic development firm of Vandewalle & Associates of Madison, Wisconsin.

The overlay is located on about 264 acres on the northeast side of Davenport at the intersection of interstates 80 and 74.

Alderman Ray Ambrose, 4th Ward, said he would not support Clewell\u2019s resolution.

\u201cI think that\u2019s a horrible message to send businesses in our community, particularly for one that for 17 years has been an outstanding business partner with the city of Davenport,\u201d Ambrose said. \u201cIt (THF) has been the economic engine to billions of dollars of economic impact and construction to our great city.

\u201cWhen government starts to over regulate businesses it sends a very negative message and they (THF) have made a very compelling case why they request that (staying out of the Elmore Corners Overlay District). The zoning commission supports it.\u201d

Alderman Rita Rawson, 5th Ward, said, \u201cI actually agree with Alderman Ambrose.\u201d

\u201cI\u2019m usually a proponent of raising the bar for everyone, but when I look at this particular situation I actually tend to agree with Planning and Zoning,\u201d she said. THF has done \u201ca very good job out there. It\u2019s very professional looking.\u201d

Where the bar does need to be raised is south of Locust Street, \u201cwhere we have a lot of haphazard things happening,\u201d she added.

Alderman Kyle Gripp, at large, said he does not see Clewell\u2019s resolution as anti-business.

\u201cI think we need to get away from creating places with humongous parking lots in front of them, and buildings that cannot be reused or repurposed and I think we need to have consistency in that corridor,\u201d Gripp said.

\u201cIt\u2019s not much to ask them (THF) to go the extra length,\u201d he said.

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Iowa and other Midwestern states on the front lines of a trade war are likely to be fertile grounds for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, predicts Julian Castro, a potential contender for the nomination himself.

\u201cIowa has front-row seat to the danger of this sort of scrambled, reactionary policy on trade,\u201d Castro said in an interview Wednesday. \u201cDemocrats have a better vision for how we can grow our economy and make sure we have fair trade.\u201d

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Barack Obama, Castro, 43, had planned to be in Iowa on Saturday to raise funds for Democrats. But he canceled visits to Iowa City and Cedar Rapids to join activists protesting the Trump administration policy on separating immigrant families that enter the United States illegally.

That \u201ccruel policy,\u201d he said, is \u201canother example of why we need much greater accountability in Congress. The answer is to put Democrats in charge of at least the House.\u201d

His visit \u2014 which Castro said he will reschedule \u2014 was to have been part of the run-up to a decision later this year whether to seek the 2020 presidential nomination.

The former San Antonio, Texas, mayor plans to spend from now through the Nov. 6 election traveling the country in support of Democratic candidates. He will use that time to \u201cget a sense of where our country is at, what Americans are thinking.\u201d

The United States must be the strongest, safest, smartest country in the 21st century, Castro said.

\u201cNow more than ever, all of those three things go together,\u201d he said. \u201cIf we make the right investments in brainpower, in infrastructure, in good jobs, it will make us stronger at home and around the world \u2014 and safer.\u201d

If the United States approaches allies \u201cwith a sense of how we can mutually benefit from success, it will make us economically stronger and safer,\u201d he added.

As a result of the Trump administration taking the country backward \u2014 \u201cIowa is a good example of the challenges that farmers are facing\u201d \u2014 and in terms of alliances abroad, Castro is convinced Iowa and other Midwest states will play a pivotal role in the 2020 presidential contest.

Democrats will have a strong shot to win Wisconsin and Michigan that in 2016 favored Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton by very narrow margins, he said.

\u201cAdmittedly, Iowa and Ohio, there\u2019s more work to do there,\u201d Castro said. Iowa went for Trump by almost 10 points and Ohio by nearly 9.

\u201cBut Iowa and Ohio are feeling the impact of the decisions this administration has made and its empty promises,\u201d he said. \u201cThey will be very competitive next time.\u201d

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CEDAR RAPIDS \u2014 Sen. Chuck Grassley was not encouraged by what he heard from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at a Wednesday morning Finance Committee hearing.

What Grassley gathered from Ross\u2019 testimony and an earlier meeting at the White House is that there will be no de-escalation of trade tensions because the Trump administration thinks the United States can outlast China in a trade war.

His take-away from that White House meeting was that if China imposes retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, the Trump administration will impose more tariffs.

\u201cAnd if they put on more tariffs, we\u2019ll put on more tariffs,\u201d Grassley said. \u201cLet\u2019s say that goes back three or four times, the conclusion, with regard to China, is that because we export only about a third of what they export to us, they need us worse than we need them and soon they will, in a sense, surrender.\u201d

Those were not the exact words used at the White House briefing, he added.

\u201cSo that\u2019s the attitude that\u2019s coming out of the White House, so I don\u2019t see a de-escalation,\u201d Grassley told reporters Wednesday. \u201cWe may never see a de-escalation because China is the second-largest economy in the world and might have more staying power than the president has concluded they have.\u201d

Ross seemed to confirm that outlook with his pronouncement that \u201cwe\u2019ve been at a trade war forever.\u201d

The rest of Ross\u2019 testimony was no more encouraging to Grassley. Ross told senators the Commerce Department has issued determinations on 98 requests for exceptions from steel and aluminum tariffs, granting 42 and denying 56. The Commerce Department will accelerate the process of reviewing those requests.

Grassley said he couldn\u2019t believe what he was hearing.

\u201cIt sounds to me like we\u2019ve got a government-run American mercantilist economy compared to our free-market economy that we all brag about,\u201d he told Ross.

He was referring to the past practice in Europe that promoted governmental regulation of the economy to supplement the state\u2019s power at the expense of rival national powers.

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Two men face meth charges

Two Davenport men face numerous charges after a search of their home Tuesday night turned up crystal \u201cice\u201d methamphetamine, packing materials, cash and guns, according to police.

Rodolfo Tellez Gutierrez, 35, was booked into the Scott County Jail early Wednesday on two counts of a controlled substance violation and possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $75,000 cash or surety.

Louie Adan Gutierrez, 33, was booked on two counts of a controlled substance violation and one count each of possession of a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon, unauthorized possession of an offensive weapon, failure to affix drug tax stamp, and unlawful possession of prescription drugs. Bond was set at $75,000 cash only.

Both men have a preliminary hearing June 29.

Just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Davenport police executed a search warrant at the Gutierrez home in the 300 block of East 11th Street.

Police say Rodolfo Gutierrez was in possession of two clear plastic bags of crystal methamphetamine. Total weight of the bags was 2.7 grams, according to police.

He also had a clear plastic bag containing 4.4 grams of marijuana, according to police.

Louie Gutierrez was in possession of 139.4 grams of methamphetamine, according to police.

Police say he also had 13 different types of prescription pills for which he did not have a prescription. He also had a pistol, a double-barrel shotgun and a sawed off shotgun in his \"living quarters,\" according to police.

The sawed off shotgun had a barrel length of less than 16-inches, which makes it an offensive weapon, according to police.

Louie Gutierrez is a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm. He admitted to officers that he sells methamphetamine, according to police.

Officers also found packaging, drug notes, cash and digital scales, which police say is consistent with narcotics trafficking.

Police seek more information in death of 23-year-old

The Moline Police Department seeks the public's help in determining the last hours of the life of Taylor Kirklin, 23, of Moline.

Police and fire were dispatched at 5:18 a.m. Monday to the 26000 block of 16th Street for a welfare check and found him dead in the yard of a residence.

Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson said earlier this week a preliminary autopsy disclosed \"no anatomical cause\" for the death, adding toxicology results are pending. Toxicology tests detect the presence of chemical substances, including alcohol and drugs.

Moline Police Detective Michael Griffin said police have launched a criminal investigation into Kirklin's \"suspicious\" death.

They seek any information regarding the whereabouts and the acquaintances of Kirklin during the last afternoon/evening hours Sunday through the early morning hours Monday.

Police ask anyone with information to call the Moline Police Department\u2019s Criminal Investigation Division at 309-524-2140 or Crime Stoppers of the Quad-Cities at 309-762-9500.

Stolen car defendant faces new charges

An Illinois man free on bond after he crashed a stolen car in Davenport earlier this month was arrested Monday in Cedar Rapids for possessing a stolen vehicle.

Jeremiah R. Cruz, 18, faces charges of second-degree theft, a Class D felony, and no valid driver\u2019s license in Linn County.

Cedar Rapids police were dispatched at 11:42 a.m. to Target West, 3400 Edgewood road SW, for a report of a suspicious person prowling vehicles in the store parking lot.

A witness got a license plate of the vehicle, which was reported stolen Sunday in Davenport.

The vehicle left the parking lot as officers were responding and an officer spotted it in the 2400 block of Edgewood Road SW and pulled it over and arrested Cruz, according to police.

Cruz was not in the Linn County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon, according to jail officials. A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 29.

He has been free on his own recognizance in a stolen vehicle case in Scott County District Court.

Police say Cruz stole a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta at the EZ Stop, 2923 Brady St., at 12:10 p.m. June 6.

The owner of the vehicle identified Cruz as being present at the scene prior to it being stolen, according to police.

Later that afternoon, Cruz was driving the stolen vehicle south on Division Street and through the intersection of Division and West 36th Street, according to police.

A 1999 Plymouth Voyager was driving north on Division and was turning left on West 36th Street when the two cars collided, according to police.

Both cars were totaled and the driver of the Plymouth Voyager suffered minor injuries.

Witnesses told police that Cruz retrieved items from the vehicle and then left on foot. He was followed by witnesses and detained until police arrived, according to police.

He was charged with second-degree theft, leaving the scene of an accident, and no valid driver\u2019s license.

Ex-teacher gets prison time for sexual abuse

A former Geneseo math teacher was sentenced to two consecutive five-year prison terms on two counts of sexual abuse Wednesday in Henry County Circuit Court.

Jayme K. Farrell, 33, of Morrison entered a fully negotiated plea to two counts Class 2 felony criminal sexual abuse of a female between the ages of 13 and 17. Six other counts were dismissed.

In addition to the prison terms, Farrell will have three years to life of mandatory supervised release on his release, fines and fees including a $500 sexual offender fee and a $200 sexual assault fine on each count. He will also be required to register as a sexual offender.

Henry County State's Attorney Matt Schutte offered the factual basis for the charges, saying Farrell was a Geneseo High School math teacher prior to his arrest. He noted Farrell's teaching license may be revoked because of the case.

He said Geneseo police were called to investigate the report of inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student. Farrell admitted to having an inappropriate relationship in the summer months of 2015 while tutoring a student. Schutte said it was reported that after the first sexual encounter the female told Farrell she was still 17 and he did not seem to care and still continued a sexual relationship.

Judge Clayton Lee accepted the plea.

RI police investigate shots-fired incident

Police are investigating a weekend complaint of gunfire.

The incident is believed to have happened around 4 a.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of 39th Street, according to Rock Island Police Department reports. Officers were notified about 3 p.m. Sunday, and the complaint was listed as aggravated discharge of a firearm.

The victims were listed as a 20-year-old man and a 45-year-old man, but only property damage was reported, according to police.

Further details were not available Wednesday.

Anyone with information that could assist investigators should contact the Rock Island Police Department at 309-732-2677.

If people do not wish to contact the police directly, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500.

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After a century of leading boys on wilderness adventures throughout the U.S., Boy Scout Troop 109 in Moline is eager to take a sister troop under its wing.

The enthusiasm swelled this week, leading up to Saturday's public celebration of the troop\u2019s 100th anniversary with Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Moline, the group\u2019s charter sponsor since 1918.

\u201cOur troop is very family-oriented,\u201d said Shellie Houtekier, assistant scout master, whose two sons, Zachary, 12, and Connor, 14, are advancing through the ranks. \u201cA lot of sisters are excited about earning the same badges and awards their brothers have been earning.\u201d

Her husband, Jeremiah Houtekier, joined the troop in 1985 and eventually became an Eagle Scout. His wife began volunteering by his side in 1998.

\"It just stuck with me,\" said Shellie Houtekier, an outdoors enthusiast. \"I\u2019ve gone on numerous campouts with the boys, so to me, it just seems natural to have the girls involved.\"

As of June 11, families were able to enroll their daughters, age 6-10, in Cub Scouts\u00a0associated with the Illowa Council, which oversees 82 troops in Iowa and Illinois.

\"We have three girls who are registered Cub Scouts now at our day camp this week,\" said Chris Kangas, director of the district that encompasses 24 troops in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties.\u00a0

Under the new guidelines, existing Cub Scout packs are not required to allow girls into their groups, known as dens. The chartered organization that sponsors the pack may make that decision, establish a new all-girl pack or create one that consists of separate boy dens and girl dens.

Girls ages 11-18 may begin earning the prestigious Eagle Scout rank in February, when Boy Scouts of America officially becomes Scouts BSA.\u00a0

Although they may share some equipment and leaders, sibling troops will be divided into all-boy groups and all-girl groups.\u00a0

\"Boy

Members of Boy Scout Troop 109, Moline, roast marshmallows over a campfire last year at D-Bar-A Scout Ranch, about an hour north of Detroit, Michigan.\u00a0

\"They might even go camping together, but they\u2019ll be at different campsites,\"\u00a0Kangas said.

The national organization, which was incorporated in 1910, plans to use its traditional curriculum for its future girls\u2019 program.

\"The same things we ask of the boys we\u2019ll ask of the young women,\" said Jeremiah\u00a0Houtekier, Troop 109's church liaison, who supervises fellow adult leaders, among other duties.

John DeWitt currently serves as scoutmaster of the 30-member group.

Troop 109's roots also date back to 1910, but it has continuously rechartered since 1918. In the past century, 107 scouts from the Moline troop have achieved the Eagle Scout rank, a \"very impressive\" statistic, Kangas said.\u00a0Just 7 percent of boys who join troops reach that level of scouting, he added.\u00a0

Shellie Houtekier said they encourage their boys to pursue the Eagle Scout rank before they get their driver's licenses, when life gets busy with other activities. She enjoys watching the scouts mature as they climb the ladder.\u00a0

Merit badge challenges and outdoor excursions around the country teach them a variety of skills, including responsibility, leadership, loyalty and service,\u00a0Shellie Houtekier said.\u00a0

In July, members of Troop 109 will venture to\u00a0Philmont Scout Ranch in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains \u2014 the southernmost sub-range of the Rocky Mountains \u2014 of northern New Mexico for hiking and camping. They routinely take trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota as well as the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.\u00a0

Geneseo Boy Scout Troop 131 hit the century mark last year, and several other groups in the region are approaching that same mark, Kangas said.

\"Anyone that\u2019s getting up to that level is pretty substantial,\" he said.\u00a0

\"Boundary

Canoeing members of Boy Scout Troop 109, Moline, paddle in 2014 through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northern Minnesota.

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Saying it was time to celebrate, not separate, immigrant families, Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti led an Immigrant Heritage Month program Wednesday in Rock Island.

It was co-sponsored by the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Western Illinois University and the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council.

Dream awards were given to four individuals or organizations for their work for immigrants in the community.

Human Rights director Janice Glenn presented the awards to Bob and Blenda Ontiveros, the Quad-Cities Alliance for Immigrates and Refugees, the Greater Quad-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and World Relief, Moline, during the program held at the Martin Luther King Center.

\u201cToday we celebrate those who embody the American spirit and work to ensure that everyone can achieve the American dream,\" Glenn said. \"Each of our honorees has made it a priority to ensure that immigrants have the opportunity to achieve the life they came to Illinois to pursue.\"

Sanguinetti's parents had fought for her to have the opportunity to achieve her dreams and she utilized her heritage to accomplish those dreams, she said.

\u201cAs our nation\u2019s first Latina lieutenant governor and the daughter of immigrant parents \u2014 my mother a refugee from Fidel Castro\u2019s Cuba and my father an immigrant from Ecuador \u2014 I'm proud of Illinois\u2019 rich cultural diversity and heritage. It's what makes us special,\" Sanguinetti said. \u201cWe are a country of immigrants. Our ancestors came to America for freedom and opportunities. This month, I urge everyone to reflect on the values that make us the greatest nation on Earth.\u201d

It hit home to her, she said. \"As a Mom, no one could rip my children out of my arms,\" she said.

Families should not be separated, Sanguinetti said. \"Bruce Rauner and I are together on that,\" she said.

\"But this is a day we're celebrating immigrants,\" Sanguinetti said.

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Two constants have guided the Quad-Cities River Bandits through the first half of the Midwest League season\u00a0\u2014 an ever-evolving roster and consistent pitching.

\"It doesn\u2019t matter who is out there, the results have been the same,\" said pitcher Parker Mushinski, one of nine players on the River Bandits roster who took the field for Quad-Cities on opening day.

The River Bandits open the second half of the season with a seven-day homestand at 6:30 p.m. today against Beloit. Quad-Cities looks to build on a 40-30 start, which was good enough to win the first-half title in the Western Division by one game over Peoria and Clinton.

\"There\u2019s no reason no matter who is on the mound that they can\u2019t continue to have the same type of success,\" pitcher Peter Solomon said. \"It\u2019s about believing in the system, trusting the coaches and then executing from one game to the next.\"

The results are easy to see.

The collective work of Quad-Cities pitchers dominates Midwest League pitching charts at the midseason break, leading the league in seven statistical categories starting with ownership of the strike zone.

River Bandits pitchers have struck out 714 batters through 70 games, 61 more strikeouts than the next-best effort in the league owned by Clinton and on pace to break the Midwest League record of 1,307 established last season by Fort Wayne.

There is value in the strikeout and in attempting to work the inner half of the zone, something that also leads to a few walks.

Opponents have drawn 280 of them this season, the second-most allowed by Midwest League pitchers and among the biggest areas for potential improvement in the second half.

Quad-Cities pitchers have also limited opponents to fewer hits (486), fewer runs (254) and fewer home runs (27) than any pitching staff in the league.

That has added up to a Midwest League-best collective earned run average of 2.94 and a share of the league lead with eight shutouts.

\"When you are holding people to around three runs per game, it gives you a pretty good chance to win a lot of baseball games,\" Quad-Cities manager Mickey Storey said.

\"We\u2019ve moved some guys up already, and I\u2019m sure there will be more, but the guys who have stepped in continue to get the job done. Pitching and defense have been the story of our season.\"

Four of the five River Bandits who took the field at Tuesday\u2019s Midwest League All-Star Game were pitchers, and three, All-Star starter Patrick Sandoval, Mushinski and Solomon, finished the first half with earned run averages below 3.00.

All three say there is some friendly internal competition within the pitching staff.

\"When one guy has a great outing, you want to follow it up with a good outing of your own,\" Sandoval said. \"It\u2019s not pressure. It\u2019s just wanting to do your part on the team.\"

Mushinski describes the group overseen by pitching coach Graham Johnson as \"pretty relaxed\" as they work from one outing to the next.

\"We all get along really well, and most of us are pretty relaxed,\" Mushinski said. \"There aren\u2019t a lot of over-the-top guys here. We trust our stuff and have good confidence in ourselves to go out and compete. It helps knowing that you have a defense to back you up.\"

Solomon believes the roots of the success can be found before the first pitch of any game is thrown.

He sees it as a byproduct of the philosophy of the Houston organization, one which puts a premium on the strikeout as part of a developmental approach designed to lead to efficiency as pitchers progress through the system.

\"We\u2019re given a good plan to work with, not only game-by-game, but overall, and everybody here sticks to the plan,\" Solomon said. \"We can see that it works. That makes buying into it an easy thing to do.\"

Mushinski sees teamwork as a factor as well.

\"We\u2019re here for each other, and I feel like that\u2019s a big part of it, too,\" he said. \"We like hanging around each other, working together, and at the end of the day it does make a difference. We know pitching and defense work well together with timely hits. It\u2019s a combination that has won us a lot of games.\"

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Losing a chance to secure a playoff berth by a tiebreaker, Clinton enters the second half of the Midwest League season with some work to do.

Manager Denny Hocking doesn\u2019t expect that to be an issue.

\"This is a special group, and they\u2019re a pretty motivated group,\" Hocking said. \"They\u2019re a group that has shown up every day ready to work, and that gives them a chance to achieve their goals.\"

That work begins tonight, when the second half opens at Ashford University Field with a 6:30 p.m. game against Kane County and the start of seven-game home stand.

The LumberKings let a three-game lead in the division slip away during the final week of the first half but maximized the strength of a solid pitching staff and an efficient offense while crafting a 39-31 record.

Clinton finished the half with a .240 team batting average, 14th in the 16-team league, but only three teams scored more than the 322 runs the LumberKings collected.

\"Our guys have played with a little chip on their shoulder all season, and I feel like that has helped us,\" Hocking said. \"We don\u2019t have a roster filled with a lot of high draft picks. It\u2019s pretty much a blue-collar group that feels like they have something to prove.\"

Hocking doesn\u2019t mind that at all.

\"It creates a good, competitive environment that we have used to our advantage,\" Hocking said.

The LumberKings enjoyed an unusually stable roster during the first half of the season.

In an era when roster turnover at the minor-league level has been accelerated in many organizations, Clinton had just one transaction involving a position player during the first half of the season.

Outfielder Griefer Andrade spent two weeks on the disabled list from May 22-June 5 and was replaced on the roster by an additional pitcher.

Hocking expects a little more movement during the second half, but believes the clubhouse connection will remain strong.

\"I think the tone has been set and at the core of this team is a group that wants to be successful,\" he said. \"They\u2019re pretty driven and that will always give us a chance.\"

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DJ Carton has not had much time to be a kid so far this summer.

He spent almost a week in Colorado Springs trying out for USA Basketball's U18 national squad. He was in Charlottesville, Virginia, for six days last week at the National Basketball Players Association Top 100 camp.

It has been a chaotic stretch for the Bettendorf point guard.

\"It has gotten to the point where it is kind of a job, and I'm working to make basketball a job for me,\" Carton said Wednesday. \"I want to go to the NBA, and you've got to do things that people aren't doing.

\"Sure, it sucks not hanging out with your friends as much, but I'm trying to do this for my family and my community. I want to fulfill my dreams.\"

The 6-foot-2 rising senior also is deep into the college recruiting process.

Carton has official visits scheduled next week at Michigan and Indiana, schools listed among his top six released last month. Iowa, Marquette, Ohio State and Xavier also are finalists.

Just because Michigan and Indiana are his first officials, Carton said there is no frontrunner.

\"I feel like people think I already have my decision made, but I have no clue at this point,\" Carton said. \"That's why I'm doing this. I'm not just going on visits for fun.\"

Carton plans to visit the other four schools this summer or early in the fall. He's also started to gain interest from Kansas, Duke and North Carolina.

Kansas coach Bill Self, who coached the U18 team to a gold medal, talked with Carton during the tryout camp in Colorado Springs. He hasn't had any direct conversations with Duke or North Carolina.

\"My top six isn't a final six,\" Carton said. \"I'm still open with my recruiting.\"

Carton admitted if a blue blood offered, it would change his outlook.

\"They all kind of fit my style of play, and at the end of the day, they win and get guys to the NBA,\" Carton stated. \"I'm not going to commit, though, right away if they give me an offer. I'm going to go through the process, get to know them and see what really is the best fit for me and my family.\"

Because of that, a decision likely won't come until September or October. Carton is adamant a choice will be made before his high school basketball season commences in November.

\"I don't want to stress and worry about that during my senior season,\" he said. \"I really want to focus on the team, and I feel like we're on to something good here. We want to win a state championship.\"

Ranked 25th in the 2019 class by 247 Sports and 30th by Rivals, Carton will play with his Bulldogs this weekend at the 15th annual Justin Sharp Memorial Shootout in Rock Island.

Bettendorf has compiled a 6-2 record this summer without him. Carton practiced with the team for just the second time Wednesday.

\"Up to this point, it has been a blessing in disguise,\" Bettendorf coach Curtis Clark said. \"With him not being around, it has forced other guys to play outside their roles.\"

Carton believes the experiences of the last month will pay significant dividends in leading the Bulldogs this winter.

The southpaw made the first cut for the national team and was one of 18 players vying for 12 spots.

\"That was honestly a blessing to hear my name, a feeling I'll never forget,\" Carton said of surviving the first cut. \"Then getting cut, it was hard. You put so much work into it, 3- to 4-hour practices two times a day, and to not make it stings.

\"Still, the experience is something I'll never be able to have again.\"

Self had Carton serve more as a facilitator at the camp, which was more one-on-one drill work than up-and-down live scrimmaging.

\"I feel like I held my own and surprised some people,\" Carton said. \"I went in there as an underdog, not very well known being from Iowa. I made a name for myself and gave myself a label.\"

Carton performed well at the Top 100 camp, too. He played for a team coached by New Orleans point guard Rajon Rando.

More than skill development, the camp focused on areas off the court such as leadership skills and keeping your inner circle small.

\"We were in the gym or classroom from 7 in the morning until 10:30 at night so I didn't see any sunlight,\" Carton said. \"Still, the competition was really good.\"

Carton felt that competition has helped him evolve and he'll be a much improved player for the Bulldogs this winter after averaging a school-record 23.6 points per game last season.

\"I feel like my explosiveness and my mentality going to the rim is way different and more aggressive than last year,\" Carton said. \"In a way now, I try to dunk everything.

\"My game is on a different level than last year, but I've still got a lot of things to work on. I want to sharpen those areas and see how high I can get.\"

Clark has witnessed a transformation already in Carton.

\"DJ always has been a confident person, but looking through those names before he went to (Colorado Springs), it was the first time where his eyes got kind of big,\" Clark said. \"I said, 'DJ, you're on that list now.'

\"Going through that process and seeing him now, you see that change where he felt like he belonged.\"

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June 14, 2018

OSCEOLA, Iowa \u2014 Travis B. Kresse, 37, of Osceola, Iowa, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport. The visitation will be held on Saturday, June 30, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad-Cities, located at 3707 Eastern Avenue in Davenport, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., following by a Celebration of Life at 2:30 pm.

He is survived by his wife, Priya, and children: Akash and Ronak of Osceola;\u00a0 his father, Brad (Debbie) Kresse; mother, Elizabeth Alexander; brothers, Michael, Theodore; nieces, Olivia and Nora; nephew, Cameron; grandmother, Elaine Kresse; several cousins, aunts and uncles; and his close friend, Matt Marks and family.

Preceded in death by grandparents, Arthur and Mary Mowat, Samuel Kresse of Davenport; Sue VanCamp of Joshua Tree, California.

Travis was born in Davenport and moved to Glendale, Wisconsin, at the age of 6. He was a lifetime Boy Scout who graduated from Nicolet High School in 1999; the oldest of three children. After high school, he moved to Jackson, Wisconsin, where he was a bartender and a cook at Jo Jo\u2019s restaurant. He later worked at Bed Bath & Beyond in Naples, Florida, and Osceola Foods in Osceola. He was extremely devoted toward family and deeply loved by everyone. As a young child, Travis loved traveling with his grandparents and cousins, exploring different places. He was inquisitive and loved learning about historical events. His favorite sports team was the Green Bay Packers, and he enjoyed listening to a variety of music genres. He was compassionate and willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed. He loved watching the Three Stooges, the \"Godfather\" trilogy; and a variety of other movies. He was an avid fan of Marilyn Monroe and life in general.

Remembrances and condolences may be made to the family at www.cunnick-collins.com.

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Three years after closing its doors, a Moline elementary school is preparing to welcome an older generation as the building is renovated into senior housing.

City officials and developers took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday morning at the former Garfield Elementary School, 1518 25th Ave., shoveling aside piles of gravel with golden shovels.

After Moline-Coal Valley school board members voted to close Garfield in May 2013, Gorman & Company, Inc., of Oregon, Wisconsin, bought the building in 2015 for $75,000 with plans to develop it.

The former school, built in 1901-1902, will be called Garfield School Senior Residences. The finished project will offer 52 one-bedroom and five two-bedroom apartments.

Andre Blakley, Illinois market president for Gorman & Company, said the building will provide high quality affordable housing for low- and moderate-income seniors earning between 30 to 60 percent of area median income.

\"The school\u2019s corridors will be brought back to their original glory with restored ceilings in the 1901 buildings,\" Blakley said. \"The plan is to renovate the classrooms into apartments. The gym space will be converted to common and amenity space, including a multi-purpose room, kitchen and fitness area.\"

Blakley said a three-story wood-frame addition will be added to the east side of the existing building. Developers will install energy-efficient appliances, with mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems designed to reduce overall operating expenses.

Moline Alderman Mike Wendt, 3rd Ward, said he was a student at Garfield Elementary beginning with his kindergarten year in 1981. He said his mother, father and grandmother all attended Garfield.

\"Obviously it was very bittersweet when Garfield closed,\" Wendt said. \"When I decided to run for alderman, this was one of the projects I wanted to make happen and that we didn\u2019t wind up with a vacant school in the middle of a residential area. This is really going to bring it back to life. This is going to (provide) some great housing for our seniors who will need it in our community.\"

Willie McAdams, 89, started kindergarten at Garfield in 1934. He has many fond memories of his time at the school. He recalled how the school janitor would let kids ring the playground bell to signal the end of recess.

\"That was my room up there,\" he said, pointing to the former principal's office on the second floor, as the crowd laughed. \"There were fire escapes on both sides.\"

Mary Mahar, 85, also was a student at Garfield, as were her mother-in-law and her daughter, France Driscal.

\"My mother-in-law went here when it was a (wood) frame building,\" Mahar said.

The family planted a lilac bush generations ago at Garfield. In recognition of the family's history with the school, Gorman & Company will split the lilac bush, planting one half at Driscal's home and leaving the other next to a memorial bench bearing the family's name in front of the new apartments. Mahar said 32 family members attended Garfield.

Mayor Stephanie Acri said she appreciated the investment in Moline by Gorman & Company.

\"It\u2019s strong partners like you that are able to help us stabilize our economy here in Moline and prosper,\" Acri said. \"This is an example of a project in our community that I think honors both our history and our future.\"

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CAMBRIDGE \u2014 A former Geneseo math teacher was sentenced to two consecutive five-year prison terms on two counts of sexual abuse Wednesday in Henry County Circuit Court.

Jayme K. Farrell, 33, of Morrison entered a fully negotiated plea to two counts Class 2 felony criminal sexual abuse of a female between the ages of 13 and 17. Six other counts were dismissed.

In addition to the prison terms, Farrell will have three years to life of mandatory supervised release on his release, fines and fees including a $500 sexual offender fee and a $200 sexual assault fine on each count. He will also be required to register as a sexual offender.

Henry County State's Attorney Matt Schutte offered the factual basis for the charges, saying Farrell was a Geneseo High School math teacher prior to his arrest. He noted Farrell's teaching license may be revoked because of the case.

He said Geneseo police were called to investigate the report of inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student. Farrell admitted to having an inappropriate relationship in the summer months of 2015 while tutoring a student. Schutte said it was reported that after the first sexual encounter the female told Farrell she was still 17 and he did not seem to care and still continued a sexual relationship.

Judge Clayton Lee accepted the plea.

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ROCK ISLAND -- Police are investigating a weekend complaint of gunfire.

The incident is believed to have happened around 4 a.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of 39th Street, according to Rock Island Police Department reports. Officers were notified about 3 p.m. Sunday, and the complaint was listed as aggravated discharge of a firearm.

The victims were listed as a 20-year-old man and a 45-year-old man, but only property damage was reported, according to police.

Further details were not available Wednesday.

Anyone with information that could assist investigators should contact the Rock Island Police Department at 309-732-2677.

If people do not wish to contact the police directly, they can contact Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500.

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\"Trump\"

President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Standing behind Trump are Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, left, and Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) \u2014 Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained while crossing the U.S. border.

It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump, who has been insisting, wrongly, that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of federal law and a court decision.

The news in recent days has been dominated by searing images of children held in cages at border facilities, as well as audio recordings of young children crying for their parents \u2014 images that have sparked fury, question of morality and concern from Republicans about a negative impact on their races in November's midterm elections.

Until Wednesday, the president, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other officials had repeatedly argued the only way to end the practice was for Congress to pass new legislation, while Democrats said Trump could do it with his signature alone. That's what he did on Wednesday.

\"We're going to have strong, very strong borders, but we're going to keep the families together,\" said Trump who added that he didn't like the \"sight\" or \"feeling\" of children separated from their parents.

The order does not end the \"zero-tolerance\" policy that criminally prosecutes all adults caught crossing the border illegally. It keeps families together while they are in custody, expedites their cases, and asks the Department of Defense to help house them.

Justice Department lawyers have been working to find a legal workaround for a previous class-action settlement that set policies for the treatment and release of unaccompanied children who are caught at the border. Trump's new order states the attorney general will seek to modify the agreement, known as the Flores settlement, to allow Homeland Security to detain families together until criminal and removal proceedings are completed.

Trump's order is likely to create a fresh set of problems involving length of detention of families, and may spark a fresh court fight. The language also leaves room to separate children from parents if it's best for the child's welfare.

Assessments for possible detainee use have been done at three bases in Texas: Dyess Air Force Base, Goodfellow Air Force Base and Fort Bliss. An assessment is expected Thursday at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas.

Also playing a role in the president's turnaround: First lady Melania Trump. One White House official said Mrs. Trump had been making her opinion known to the president for some time that she felt he needed to do all he could to help families stay together, whether by working with Congress or acting on his own.

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen traveled to Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon to brief lawmakers. And lawmakers on the fence over pending immigration legislation headed to the White House to meet with Trump.

Two people close to Nielsen said she was the driving force behind the turnabout that led to the new order keeping families together. Those people were not authorized to speak publicly and commented only on condition of anonymity.

One of them said Nielsen, who had become the face of the administration's policy, had little faith that Congress would act to fix the separation issue and felt compelled to act. She was heckled at a restaurant Tuesday evening and has faced protesters at her home.

Trump had tweeted early Wednesday, before issuing his order, \"It's the Democrats fault, they won't give us the votes needed to pass good immigration legislation. They want open borders, which breeds horrible crime. Republicans want security. But I am working on something - it never ends!\"

The \"zero tolerance\" policy put into place last month moves adults to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and sends many children to facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Under the Obama administration, such families were usually referred for civil deportation proceedings, not requiring separation. There currently are three family detention centers with a total 2,700-bed capacity.

The policy had led to a spike in family separations in recent weeks, with more than 2,300 minors separated from their families at the border from May 5 through June 9, according to Homeland Security.

The Flores settlement, named for a teenage girl who brought the case in the 1980s, requires the government to release children from custody and to their parents, adult relatives or other caretakers, in order of preference. If those options are exhausted, authorities must find the \"least restrictive\" setting for a child who arrived without parents.

In 2015, a federal judge in Los Angeles expanded the terms of the settlement, ruling that it applies to children who are caught with their parents as well as to those who come to the U.S. alone. Other recent rulings, upheld on appeal, affirm the children's rights to a bond hearing and require better conditions at the Border Patrol's short-term holding facilities.

In 2016, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that child migrants who came to the border with parents and were held in custody must be released. The decision did not state parents must be released. Neither, though, did it require parents to be kept in detention, apart from their children.

___

Associated Press writers Zeke Miller, Eric Tucker, Ken Thomas and Alan Fram contributed to this report.

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Elizabeth Park has been a versatile weapon for Bettendorf's girls soccer team the past three years.

Her ability to play all over the pitch has helped the Bulldogs earn a share of the Mississippi Athletic Conference title the past two seasons as well as a state tournament berth in 2017.

In that time, she's played all over the midfield along with wingback and centerback for Bettendorf.

\"Liz is really tough, physically, mentally, run through a brick wall for the team,\" Bettendorf head coach Todd Hornaday said. \"Tough on the ball, good distributor, good marker, physically strong in a tackle, she\u2019s very fast. One of those five-tool athletes they talk about in some of the other sports.\"

Park will take that versatility to the next level, committing to play for Valparaiso University in Indiana.

She committed back in April, making the decision soon after the Crusaders offered her a scholarship.

\"It felt like something fell off your shoulders,\" Park said. \"The recruiting process, I don't want to discourage anyone from pursuing it, but it was probably one of the most stressful things in my life, and it was really difficult and felt very hopeless at times, but now that it's over, I feel so amazing about it and it's such a relief.\"

Park had been receiving other Division I interest, including from Creighton, but she liked the Valparaiso vibe.

\"Valpo just had a very different feel,\" Park said. \"It was very homey, and it had everything I wanted in a school. The coaches were super welcoming and down to earth. I loved the environment, how everyone was having fun but still working hard.\"

John Marovich has been the head coach for the Crusaders since 2008 and enters the 2018 season with a 91-72-27 record. He holds Valpo's all-time record for victories and winning percentage (.550).

The Crusaders went 9-10-0 and 3-4 to finish tied for fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference in their first year since making the move from the Horizon League.

\"How much he's built up this program is amazing,\" Park said. \"He's super down to earth, he's here for you and he cares about you as a player, and he really enjoys just being a coach. It's a really cool thing to see that. You can tell he cares about every single one of his players.\"

Park has some familiarity with the MVC. Fellow Bulldog Alina Steffen is currently at Indiana State, and Northern Iowa also plays in the conference.

That helped in the decision.

\"I think it's cool that I'm part of a conference that UNI is in,\" Park said. \"So I'm not so disconnected from home, but I'm a little farther away from home.\"

Park doesn't know where she'll fit in exactly in the Crusaders' system. Once again, her versatility may be called upon.

But she's glad to have the decision over with. It allowed her to focus on her junior season as well as prepare for her final season with Bettendorf.

\"I remember when I saw the upperclassmen as a freshman, committed to all these colleges, I thought, 'Oh my gosh, I'm never going to get there,'\" Park said. \"But I worked my butt off and I'm committed. ... I really want to inspire my teammates to keep pushing themselves, and if they have a goal, they can do it.\"

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Shaddy Khalafallah and Lily Feldman had decorated high school tennis careers.

Khalafallah captured three Western Big Six singles titles, three sectional crowns and played in three Illinois state tournaments for Moline.

Feldman was a four-time Iowa state place winner in singles and steered Pleasant Valley to four consecutive top-four state team finishes.

The soon-to-be college players are at the forefront of this year's Quad-City Times All-Area boys and girls tennis teams.

Khalafallah will continue his career at Division I Marquette, which has been the Big East Conference runner-up the past three seasons. Feldman is headed to prestigious Skidmore College, a top 20 Division III program.

State placewinners Justin Sehlin (PV) and Jacob Panjwani (Bettendorf) are on the first team along with Bettendorf's third-place doubles team of Yash Singh and Jozef Porubcin.

PV, which won its fifth straight Mississippi Athletic Conference girls title in runaway fashion, has three players on the first team with Feldman, Roshni Penmatcha and Kayla Nutt.

Alleman also is well represented with state doubles quarterfinalists Lauren Hird and Noely Baumann along with Western Big Six singles champion Lily Schroeck.

Boys

First team

Singles

Shaddy Khalafallah, sr., Moline: The Marquette recruit won the Western Big Six championship and claimed the Bradley-Bourbonnais sectional title with a 6-0, 6-3 triumph in the final. Khalafallah reached the round of 16 at the Illinois 2A state tournament.

Joey Miller, sr., Alleman: A three-year state qualifier in Illinois, Miller was the Big Six and Class 1A sectional runner-up. He became the first Pioneer since 1994 to reach the second day of the state tournament. He'll continue his career at the University of Dubuque.

Jacob Panjwani, sr., Bettendorf: Headed to play tennis at Wheaton College, Panjwani was MAC runner-up at No. 1 singles, second at districts and placed sixth at the Class 2A state tournament. He finished the season with 18 singles victories.

Justin Sehlin, jr., Pleasant Valley: Undefeated during the regular season, Sehlin was the MAC champion at No. 1 singles, claimed a district crown and placed fourth at the Iowa Class 2A state tournament. It marked the sixth straight year PV had a player place at state in singles.

Andrew Shie, sr., Davenport Central: Injured in late April, Shie was the Blue Devils' top player and earned first team all-MAC accolades. He compiled a 9-1 singles mark, with his lone loss coming to state runner-up Rami Hemaiden of Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

Nathan Wong, jr., Pleasant Valley: Conference champion at No. 2 singles and first team all-MAC, Wong teamed with Muneeb Nadeem to place second at districts and reach the state tournament. Wong was 16-2 in singles.

Doubles

Alleman (Jesse Dyer, so./Sean Gelski, jr.): Illinois Class 1A state qualifiers teamed to claim the Sterling sectional championship, including a three-set win in the finals over Geneseo's top team.

Bettendorf (Yash Singh, jr./Jozef Porubcin, so.): MAC champions at No. 1 doubles, the tandem teamed for a district championship and finished third at the 2A state tournament. They lost only twice on the season, including a marathon three-setter to Linn-Mar in the state semifinal.

Moline (Kacper Ryba, sr./Dylan Wiemers, so.): Duo claimed Big Six crown and compiled a 3-2 mark to reach the fourth round of consolation at the Illinois 2A state tournament. They were the 2A sectional champion at Bradley-Bourbonnais with a 6-4, 6-4 win in the final.

Honorable mention

Alleman: Dallas Foss, sr.; Andrew Foss, sr. Camanche: Dev Patel, sr.; Mason Holstein, jr. Davenport Central: Mike Miniter, so. Davenport North: Carter Josund, jr.; Spencer Wakeland, jr. Geneseo: Mick Haverland, sr.; Brandon Gallagher, sr.; Mason Miller, fr. Moline: Hunter Henning, sr.; Shiv Puri, sr. Pleasant Valley: Kiran Marla, so.; Muneeb Nadeem, jr.; Pratheek Botlaguduru, fr.

Girls

First team

Singles

Bryann Brophy, sr., Geneseo: After a stellar junior season at No. 2 singles, Brophy made the jump to the top spot in the Maple Leafs' lineup and placed third at the Northern Illinois Big 12 meet. She finished just outside the top four at sectionals.

Lily Feldman, sr., Pleasant Valley: Winner of more than 100 matches at PV, Feldman was a four-time state singles place winner in Iowa. Headed to Skidmore College in New York, she was the MAC champion at No. 1, a regional winner and placed third at the 2A state tournament.

Kiersten Housenga, sr., Clinton: Compiled 11 wins at the No. 1 singles flight, was MAC runner-up to Feldman and the Clinton regional champion in 2A to qualify for the state tournament. She also was part of a No. 1 doubles team that finished second at MAC.

Kayla Nutt, so., Pleasant Valley: Earned the conference title at No. 3 singles and concluded the season with a 13-3 singles mark (only one loss before the state dual team tournament). She won a regional doubles crown and placed seventh at state with Roshni Penmatcha.

Roshni Penmatcha, sr., Pleasant Valley: MAC champion at No. 2 singles and a three-year starter for the Spartans, Penmatcha was 17-2 and claimed a Class 2A regional doubles title with Nutt. They placed seventh at the state tournament.

Lily Schoeck, jr., Alleman: Placed in the top 24 at the Illinois Class 1A state tournament and propelled the Pioneers to conference and sectional titles. The team's No. 1 player was Big Six singles champion, sectional winner and finished with a 34-3 record.

Doubles

Alleman (Lauren Hird, jr./Noely Baumann, sr.): The Illinois Class 1A state qualifiers reached the quarterfinals and finished in the top 12 (7-12) to earn second team all-state honors. The Big Six doubles champions teamed for a 31-5 record.

Geneseo (Madi Miller, sr./Jane Thomas, sr.): Tandem was second at Northern Illinois Big 12 meet and runner-up at 1A sectional meet in Galesburg to qualify for the state tournament. Won two matches at the state tournament to reach the second day of competition.

Moline (Monika Birski, fr./Lauren Myers, fr.): Illinois 2A state doubles qualifier placed third at sectionals. Birski was third at Big Six meet in singles, and Myers was conference runner-up in doubles.

Honorable mention

Alleman: Brooke McKeown, so. Assumption: Sydney Johnson, sr.; Lauren Dilulio, jr.; Caroline Bush, jr. Camanche: Natalie Goble, jr.; Marly Bussa, sr. Clinton: Kaitlyn Green, sr.; Lacey Pickney, jr. Moline: Kate Schaechter, so. Muscatine: Ellie Cahill, sr.; Emma Maynard, sr. Pleasant Valley: Sophia Picchiotti, sr.; Aabha Joshi, so.; Amanda Drobot, so. United Township: Katlynn Hanson, jr.; Shikha Adhikari, sr.

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Good afternoon, Quad-Cities. Here is your National Weather Service forecast.

Hazardous weather outlook:

More rounds of scattered thunderstorms will occur across the area this morning, then again by late afternoon and into the evening.

There will be a chance for some strong to severe storms with the afternoon and evening storms. The primary threat from these storms will be damaging winds, but there will also be a chance for an isolated tornado with any strong storm moving along a frontal boundary that is currently draped across the area along and south of Interstate 80. The Storm Prediction Center has placed areas generally along and south of a line from Cedar Rapids Iowa, to the Quad Cities, and to east of Galesburg Illinois, in a marginal risk for severe weather today and tonight.

The storms will also have the capability of producing very heavy rainfall and at high rates. Areas that experience repeated thunderstorm activity will have the possibility of being impacted by flash flooding. The heavy rain will also aggravate any ongoing river and small stream flooding.

A few area rivers are experiencing flooding. Please see the latest Flood Statements and Flood Warnings for details.

This afternoon there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly after 5 p.m. Skies will be mostly sunny early then becoming cloudy with a high near 82 degrees. East winds will be 5-10 mph.

Tonight there will be occasional showers and thunderstorms. The low will be around 64 degrees. East winds will be 5-10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts could be between a half and three quarters of an inch.

Thursday showers and thunderstorms are likely mainly before 7 a.m. then showers are likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1 p.m. Skies will be cloudy with a high near 75 degrees. East winds will be around 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts could be between a quarter and half of an inch.

Thursday night showers are likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Skies will be cloudy with a low around 63 degrees. Northeast winds will be around 10 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts could be between a half and three quarters of an inch.

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MOLINE\u00a0\u2014 Two new ice shows based on blockbuster films\u00a0\u2014 Disney's \u201cFrozen\u201d and the Marvel Cinematic Universe\u00a0\u2014 are coming to the TaxSlayer Center for the first time.

Six performances of \u201cMarvel Universe LIVE! Age Of Heroes\u201d will be presented from Friday, Aug. 31, to Sunday, Sept. 2. The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man join forces with Doctor Strange in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki\u2019s hands in this all-new arena stunt show, according to a recent release.

Characters in the show include Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax, along with Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk, Black Widow, Wasp and Iron Fist.

Feld Entertainment\u00a0\u2014 which produces \u201cDisney on Ice\u201d touring shows\u00a0\u2014 is behind the new Marvel ice show, as well as its new \u201cDisney on Ice Presents Frozen,\u201d which will come to the Moline arena for seven performances from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.

Last year, \"Frozen\" was featured as the last segment of Disney on Ice's \"Reach for the Stars,\" which also featured routines on \"The Little Mermaid,\" \"Tangled\" and \"Beauty and the Beast.\"

This year's production of \"Frozen\" will be based on the complete Oscar-winning animated film, capturing the dynamic of two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa. Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who's determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers, according to the tour release.

\u201cIn our many years of producing Disney on Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like this,\u201d producer Nicole Feld said. \u201cWhile it might seem obvious that 'Frozen' is well suited for the ice, this Disney on Ice production will touch audiences emotionally through innovative show elements and world-class skating.\u201d

The 2013 film took in $1.28 billion in worldwide box-office totals, making it the 12th-highest-grossing movie ever. Marvel has four films in the top 10 in worldwide grosses, including this year's \u201cAvengers: Infinity War\u201d at $2 billion. \u201cFrozen\u201d became a Broadway musical in March, and its film sequel is due in November 2019.

\u201cSeeing audiences around the world embrace 'Frozen' has been the experience of a lifetime,\u201d directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee said in the release. \u201cAnd to now have the chance to consult with the talented team at Feld Entertainment and watch their creation come to life on ice is thrilling.\u201d

The show also features Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from \u201cThe Lion King\u201d and Disney/Pixar\u2019s \u201cToy Story\u201d and \u201cFinding Nemo.\u201d

Tickets for both the Marvel and Disney shows start at $15 each, and they are available now at Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000, or the TaxSlayer box office at 1201 River Drive, Moline.

Prices are subject to change up until the performance dates. For specific show times, visit taxslayercenter.com/Upcoming-Events/Event-Calendar.aspx.

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CLINTON \u2014 A Clinton woman accused of shaking her infant daughter and tossing her into a bassinet has been given a suspended sentence.

Naelynn Trude, 22, was sentenced to five years suspended and two years of probation. She pleaded guilty in May to child endangerment resulting in injury, which had been reduced in return for Trude's plea.

Investigators say Trude acknowledged shaking the little girl and tossing her into the bassinet while she continued to cry.

A doctor says the baby's injuries included a skull fracture and retinal bleeding.

\u2014 Associated Press

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Former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro has canceled weekend visits to Linn and Johnson counties \u201cbecause he is compelled to do direct action in support of the children detained at the border by President Donald Trump\u2019s new \u2018zero tolerance\u2019 immigration policy,\u201d according to a spokeswoman.

Castro, who has said decide this year if he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, was scheduled to attend fundraisers Saturday for Democratic candidates in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.

Castro will instead organize a rally Sunday in El Paso, along the Texas-Mexico border.

\u201cIt\u2019s most important to me to lend a strong voice,\u201d Castro said, so he will be with activists \u201cto keep the pressure up, to get the president to change his policy.

\u201cI will be a part of the effort to hold the administration\u2019s feet to the fire to do this in safe and speedy way,\u201d he said.

\u201cThis issue of family separation is particularly personal to Secretary Castro,\u201d said spokeswoman Jennifer Fiore.

Castro\u2019s grandmother crossed the U. S-Mexico border in 1922 as a 6-year-old orphan with two younger cousins.

\u201cIn two generations, his family went from immigrants to federal officeholders in Congress and the presidential cabinet,\u201d she said.

His twin brother, Joaquin, is a member of the U.S. House from Texas.

Castro attended direct actions on Father\u2019s Day and Monday in McAllen and Brownsville, Texas.

\u201cThere\u2019s excellent work happening in Iowa to elect Democrats in November and I\u2019m looking forward to contributing to that effort in the weeks to come,\u201d he said Wednesday.

Castro hopes to get to Cedar Rapids to support the Linn County Phoenix Club, a Democratic fundraising group, and meet in Iowa City with Flip It Iowa\u2019s activists, who Tuesday night emailed to ask if he could speak with them about the family separation issue, Fiore said.

\u201cHe\u2019s also looking forward to supporting great candidates like Abby Finkenauer and Deidre DeJear\u201d \u2014 candidates for the U.S. House in Iowa\u2019s 1st District and Secretary of State, respectively, she said. He also wants to meet with the College and Young Democrats and the Latino Political Network as well as other groups.

Castro, a former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, became HUD secretary in 2014 under former President Barack Obama.

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Thursday, June 21

Magic with Eugene: 2 and 3:30 p.m., Davenport Public Library, 6000 N. Eastern Ave. Magical hometown hero Rick Eugene will perform jaw-dropping tricks that will amaze and entertain. Featuring two back-to-back shows at 2 and 3:30 p.m. Free.

Cinema at the Figge: 5-9 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Presented and programmed by Ford Photography this evening will feature a cocktail hour with craft beer and hors d'oeuvres as well as a guest deejay Johnnie Cluney beginning at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m. photographer Barry Phipps will speak and share images from his recently published book of Iowa Photographs, \"From Gravity to What Cheer.\" After an intermission there will be a showing of, \"Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.\" 1964, directed by Stanley Kubrick. Free.

Greg and Rich: 7-8:30 p.m., Central Park Bandshell, 200 S. College Ave., Aledo. This event will be canceled in the event of rain. Free.

Friday, June 22

Rock the Lot: 6-10 p.m., CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport. Featuring live music by 90's Daughter. There also will be several food trucks and alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Participants should bring a blanket or lawn chair, no outside drinks or coolers will be allowed. $10.

Greg and Rich: 6-9 p.m., Hy-Vee Market Grille Express, 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island. This will be an outdoor show on the patio, weather permitting. Free.

Grapevine Midwest Viniculture Expo 2018: 6:30-10 p.m., RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport . This wine festival will feature samples of Midwest and Canadian wines including different wines from all over this area. Participants also will have the opportunity to purchase a bottle of favorite wine as well as savor hors d'oeuvres and desserts, dance to the music of the Cadillac Jack Band and sample beverages from a local distillery and brewery. Includes seven tasting tickets. $35 at the door, $25 in advance.

Party On The Patio: 7 p.m. to midnight, DIGS Bar and Grill, 4850 BettPlex Drive, Bettendorf. Featuring the opening of this new indoor/outdoor tiki beach themed bar and grill. Free.

Diamond Rio: 7:30-9 p.m., Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State St., Bettendorf. $25 to $35.

DCamp Family Band: 7:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 1645 23rd St., Bettendorf. Part of the 50th Annverisary Bettendorf Park Band concert series. In case of rain, concerts will move to the Herbert D. Goettsch Community Center. Free.

Langhorne Slim and the Lost At Last Band with Carson McHone and Dan Tedesco: 7:30-11 p.m., Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa. $30 day of show, $25 advance.

Saturday, June 23

Breakfast with the Giraffes: 8:30-10 a.m., Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley. Participants can experience the zoo in a whole new way with the Giraffe Encounter program featuring a personal tour of the giraffe exhibit to discover how the keepers take care of these amazing animals. Then head behind the scenes and go upstairs into the giraffe house to see eye to eye with the tallest mammal on land and watch the keepers go through a training session with the giraffes and head back downstairs to hand-feed a member of the giraffe herd and take a picture or two with these amazing animals. Includes zoo admission. $50 per person, $40 per member.

World Giraffe Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Road, Coal Valley. Featuring hands-on giraffe activities and games on the festival lawn, Zookeeper Chats, giraffe training and the chance to win a personal giraffe encounter. Included with zoo admission: $9 adults, $8 senior citizens (62 years and older), $6.50 youth 312 years, free for children age 2 years and younger.

Fun Scale Fly In: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Frye Memorial Field, 210th Street and 120th Avenue, Davenport. Presented by the Davenport Radio Control Society participants can watch radio controlled models of full-sized aircraft fly over northwest Davenport. There will be examples of civilian, commercial, aerobatic and military airplanes almost from the beginning of aviation. Pilots will be flying small, electric-powered versions all the way to large jet turbine-powered aircraft. Participants can bring a chair as well as talk to the pilots about this fun and fascinating hobby. Lunch will be available for purchase. Free.

River Glen Duo: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maquoketa Downtown Green Space, 137 S. Main St. River Glen Duo, an Iowa-grown folk-rock duo from Dubuque, will perform at the kick-off event for the Maquoketa Summer Concert Series. Concessions will be available for purchase. Free.

Mary Lu Wiess Lewis: 1-3 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Davenport. This book signing fundraiser event sponsored by the Davenport School Museum will feature an author talk. Participants who buy the book should mention that they would like the Davenport School Museum to receive a percentage of the net sale. Free.

Stranger Things Party: 2-3 p.m., Davenport Public Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St. Participants can grab 80s mix tapes, Christmas lights and waffles and head to the library. Teens are invited to geek out over all things Stranger Things while eating food, having a trivia contest, making a craft and more. Free.

St. Alban's Trivia Night: 7 p.m., St. Alban's Church, 3510 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport. This trivia night will feature tables of eight. There also will be baked goods for sale, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Participants may bring food and beverages. For more information or to reserve a table, call 563-386-4087. $10 per player.

Trivia Night: 7-9 p.m., American Legion, 702 W. 35th St., Davenport. Veterans from Exelon's Quad-Cities Generating Station will present this trivia night to raise money for the Honor Flight of the Quad-Cities. There also will be raffles, a 50/50 drawing and more. The evening will be hosted by Mr. Trivia. Participants may bring snacks with beverages available for purchase. $10 per person.

Lonny Lynn Orchestra: 7-10 p.m., Col Ballroom, 1012 W. 4th St., Davenport. Cover charge.

Greg and Rich: 8-11 p.m., Geneseo Brewing Co., 102 S. State St., Geneseo. Free.

Sunday, June 24

2nd annual Pioneer Village Ice Cream Social: 1-5 p.m., Dan Nagle Walnut Grove Pioneer Village, 18817 290th St., Long Grove. Featuring homemade crafts and desserts for sale by area church groups and ice cream at the Walnut Grove Soda Fountain. There also will be music by Charlie and Holly. Free.

Dirty Water Boys: 2-5 p.m., Service Station, 432 1st Ave. W, Milan. Featuring live music on the patio. Free.

The Acoustic Project: 2-6 p.m., Grease Monkeys Bar and Grill, 702 1st St., Colona. Free.

Scott Dalziel: 3-6 p.m., Tabor Home Vineyards and Winery, 3570 67th St., Baldwin. Part of the Blues in the Vineyard series. Participants may bring a picnic with no outside alcohol allowed. Free.

Ice Cream Social: 4-7 p.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 403 Pleasant St., Lost Nation. This ice cream social will include loose meat sandwiches, chips, coleslaw, baked beans, pie/cake, ice cream and drink. $15 household max, $7 adults, $3 youth 10 years and younger, free for kids 2 years and younger.

Tuesday, June 26

Dan Wardell's Reading Road Trip: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Davenport Public Library, 6000 N. Eastern Ave. IPTV star Dan Wardell will put on a high-energy, interactive storytelling performance. Featuring a performance at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, June 27

Joseph with Becca Mancari: 8-11 p.m., Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa. $20 to $25.

Thursday, June 28

Ciaran Lavery: 6-9 p.m., Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $12.

Midwest Writing Center Author Talk: 6-8 p.m., Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. The Midwest Writing Center will present a keynote author as part of the annual David R. Collins Writers' Conference. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the talk at 7 p.m. Participants do not need to register for the conference to attend this event. For more information, visit mwcqc.org. Free.

East Meets West: The First Railroad Bridge to Cross the Mississippi River: 7-8 p.m., Putnam Museum, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. Featuring a special screening of this 51-minute documentary that tells the story of the bridge that first connected Rock Island to Davenport in 1856, including how Henry Farnam led the effort to build the railroad and the bridge; the dramatic collision with the steamboat Effie Afton just two weeks after the bridge was completed; and Abraham Lincoln's successful defense of the railroad's right to cross the river in the trial that followed. Free.

Friday, June 29

Ruby Boots with Reuben Bidez: 7 p.m., Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $10.

Maple City Band: 7:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 1645 23rd St., Bettendorf. Part of the 50th Annverisary Bettendorf Park Band concert series. In case of rain, concerts will move to the Herbert D. Goettsch Community Center. Free.

Code 415: 8 p.m. to midnight, Parkside Grill and Lounge, 2307 5th St., Moline. Free.

Kiersty Santos: 8:30 p.m. to midnight, Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Free.

Saturday, June 30

MadeRight Market: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Lincoln Park , 39th Street and 11th Avenue, Rock Island. Featuring handmade goodies from around the area. There also will be live music in the old band shell and make-n-take items.

Summer Scherenschnitte Classes: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., German American Heritage Center and Museum, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. This Keith Bonnstetter Scherenschnitte Snowflake cutting class will feature new Fourth of July related patterns. There will be a 2D class 10-11 a.m. and a 3D class 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space is limited. To register, call 563-322-8844. $25 members (both), $20, $15 members individual class.

Banditos: 7 p.m., Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. $10.

Greg and Rich: 7-10 p.m., Tugger's Burger Bar and Ale House, 201 N. Main St., Port Byron. Free.

Sunday, July 1

Jason Parchart: 2-5 p.m., Service Station, 432 1st Ave. W, Milan. Featuring live music on the patio. Free.

Greg and Rich: 2-6 p.m., Len Brown's North Shore Inn, 700 N. Shore Drive, Moline. This will be an outdoor show on the deck, weather permitting. Free.

Timber City Concert Band: 3-6 p.m., Tabor Home Vineyards and Winery, 3570 67th St., Baldwin. Part of the Blues in the Vineyard series. Participants may bring a picnic with no outside alcohol alloowed. Free.

Cuss Cuss: 7 p.m., Triple Crown Whiskey Bar and Raccoon Motel, 304 E. 3rd St., Davenport. An evening with Derrick C. Brown and Lizzy Ellison. $10.

Multi-date Events

Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry, Quiet, Lonely, Clumsy, Busy Exhibit: Through Sept. 9. Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf. Co-organized by the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art this traveling exhibit is inspired by the art of beloved children's book author and illustrator Eric Carle. At this play-and-learn exhibit, visitors step into the pages of the colorful picture books and become the Very Hungry Caterpillar, weave a web with the Very Busy Spider, find their light with the Very Lonely Firefly, make the Very Clumsy Click Beetle flip and jump, compose a night symphony with the Very Quiet Cricket and create artwork using many of Carle's materials and techniques. Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $9 for ages 2-59 years, $5 for ages 60 years and older/children 1-year-old/active military and immediate family, free for children ages 1 year and younger/members.

Steam Circus: The Colorful World of Carousels: Through Oct. 21. German American Heritage Center and Museum, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport. This exhibit features beautiful pieces of art, history and everyone's favorite, carousel horses, crafted by the world renowned Dentzel Company and Charles Looff Company. Visitors can learn about the mixture of old world craftsmanship and new world technology and engineering. From military origins, to the creation and popularization of theme parks, discover how German Immigrants brought talents and crafted masterpieces for the sake of entertainment. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $5 adults, $4 senior citizens, $3 children 5-17 years, free for children younger than 5 years/members.

Tallgrass to Knee High: A Century of Iowa Farming: Through Oct. 28. Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, 210 Parkside Drive, West Branch. Sponsored by the Iowa Farm Bureau this exhibit features historical highlights of farming in Iowa. Museum hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $10 adults (16-61 years), $5 senior citizens (62 years and older)/active and retired military with ID/college students with ID, $3 youth 6-15 years, free for children 5 years and younger/members of the Hoover Presidential Library Association.

The art of David Balluff and Greg Dickinson: Through June 22. Quad-City Arts Center Gallery, 1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island. This exhibit will feature mixed media artworks by Balluff and paintings by Dickinson. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Free.

Steve Sinner: Master Woodturner: Through June 24. Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. This exhibition highlights nearly 30 examples of Sinners' solo work and collaborations as well as innovations within the art form. The works are remarkable combinations of form, material and surface decoration. Museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, Thursday evenings until 9 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $4 children ages 4-12 years, free for children younger than 4 years/active military members, spouses and children/museum members/after 5 p.m. Thursdays.

The art of Michael Ryan, Brian Roberts and Trent Foltz: Through July 1. , Quad-City International Airport, 2200 69th Ave., Moline. This Quad-City Arts at the Airport exhibit will feature paintings by Ryan, Stoneware sculptures by Roberts and photographs by Foltz. Free with $1 an hour parking.

An Intimate Encounter with Nature: Through June 21. , Ber\u00e9skin Gallery and Art Academy , 2967 State St., Bettendorf. Featuring paintings by Misol and photographs by Mendenhall. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Free.

2018 Iowa American Water Bix at 6: 6 p.m. Thursdays, June 21 and 28, Quad-City Times, 500 E. 3rd St., Davenport. Featuring a training run for the Quad-City Times Bix 7 race. Runners registering at one of the training runs or volunteering will receive a special t-shirt. To promote a business or event to over 20,000 people, contact Michelle at Bix7expo@gmail.com. Training runs are free only to registered participants.

2018 Nahant Marsh BioBlitz: 2 p.m. Friday, June 22 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23, Nahant Marsh Education Center, 4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport. Presented in partnership with the Guardians of the Prairie this 24-hour period of intense biological sampling will be an attempt to document all living things in a specified area. Participants can join scientists and naturalists from around the region to survey mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, insects and more on the 305-acre forest preserve. There also will be guided night and day hikes and other hands-on public programs 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. To view the project online, visit inaturalist.org/projects/nahant-marsh-bioblitz-2018-a39f8cf1-c644-4838-86a7-293a8d5ec81f?tab=about. Free.

Big River: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 22-23 and 29-30; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24 and July 1, , Brunner Theatre, 3757 7th Ave., Rock Island. Through July 1. Presented by the Mississippi Bend Players. $15 to $20.

Love, Loss and What I Wore: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June22-23; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24, Village Theatre, 2113 E. 11th St., Davenport. Through June 24. $18, $15 students/senior citizens 55 years and older.

Day by Day: Through July 26. Ber\u00e9skin Gallery and Art Academy , 2967 State St., Bettendorf. Featuring works by John Preston. There will be an opening and artist reception 4-6 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays- Saturdays. Free.

As You Like It: 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24, Lincoln Park Classical Theater, 39th Street and 11th Avenue, Rock Island. Through June 24. Presented by Genesius Guild. This show will mark the debut of a partnership with local high schools. Many of the parts will be played by all-star students from local high school theater programs with the rest of the cast filled by seasoned veterans helping to mentor the younger actors. Free.

Topper: Friday-Saturday, June 22-23, 8:30 p.m. to midnight, Rhythm City Casino Resort, 7077 Elmore Ave., Davenport. Through June 23. Free.

FX Vintage Toy Roadshow: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday, June 27-28, Hilton Garden Inn, 959 Middle Road, Bettendorf. Through June 28. Appraisers from FX Vintage Roadshow will be in town to appraise and buy old toys. Free.

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Purple celosia flowers and a Barbie doll appeared Tuesday at the edge of a man-made lookout along the Rock River in Milan, where emergency personnel spent most of the day searching for the body of a 5-year-old girl.

The impromptu memorial recognizes the child who fell into the river Monday night near the Steel Dam, along with members of her family.

Three others were rescued, including the child's mother and brother. All were wearing life jackets when their canoe entered the dam.\u00a0

A 34-year-old woman was paddling the boat with two of her children and a family friend when \u201cthe current swept them into the dam,\u201d Illinois Conservation Police Capt. Laura Petreikis said.

Rescuers were called around 6:30 p.m. They said life jackets are not a sure thing when it comes to safety near the dam's powerful undercurrent.

\"It's so strong, it can rip life jackets off or pull you under, whether you have a life jacket on or not,\" Petreikis said.

\"Steel

What appears to be a small memorial sits Tuesday on the bank of the Rock River near the Steel Dam in Milan while emergency personnel search for the body of a 5-year-old girl in the river.

First responders rescued an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy from waters downstream, but the woman and her 5-year-old daughter were trapped below the dam before the mother was pulled to safety, Conservation Police said. The search for the girl was suspended about 9 p.m. due to darkness, Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Tim Schweizer said.\u00a0

The mother and the two boys were treated and released from an area hospital,\u00a0Petreikis said.\u00a0

Conservation Police, the Moline Fire Department and representatives from Ted's Boatarama, Rock Island, resumed the recovery effort Tuesday morning. A Conservation Police boat used sonar to take underwater images near the dam. Storms halted the search for about two hours Tuesday afternoon before emergency personnel returned to the river shortly before 5 p.m.

\"We're trying to bring closure to the family as fast as we can, but the river is unpredictable, so it's difficult,\"\u00a0Petreikis said.

Conservation Police and the Moline Fire Department planned to continue the search and recovery operation Wednesday morning.\u00a0

\"Steel

Emergency personnel search for the body of a 5-year-old girl Tuesday on the Rock River near the Steel Dam in Milan. An Illinois Conservation Police boat used sonar to take underwater images near the dam.

The Steel Dam is a chronically dangerous place.

The undercurrent is swift and has caught many people by surprise, including several who lost their battle with the raging river in recent years.

In 2014, two men were rescued from the Rock River at the Steel Dam when they were sucked under the water and clung to a tree branch to survive.

A year earlier, a 40-year-old Cambridge man died at the perilous Steel Dam after being thrown from a personal watercraft. The deceased and a friend ignored warning signs and attempted to ride over the dam.

A boil, or \u201chydraulic roller,\u201d is created when water rolls over the top of the low-head dam, eroding the river bottom over time. A turbulent, washing machine-like effect in the water is the result.

In 2008, a 20-year-old woman was wading upstream of the dam when she too was sucked under the water and drowned.

And in 2007, a 70-year-old fisherman died after he fell into the Rock River at the Steel Dam.

\"Steel

Emergency personnel search for the body of a 5-year-old girl Tuesday on the Rock River near the Steel Dam in Milan. The girl fell into the river Monday night when the canoe she was riding in with her mother, brother and a family friend\u00a0entered the dam. The three others were rescued.\u00a0

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SILVIS \u2014 The first John Deere Classic field list was announced Tuesday and it appears as if the 48th annual PGA Tour event is off to a good start in making the 156-man field an interesting one.

Along with defending champ Bryson DeChambeau, also in the early field are former champs Ryan Moore (2016), Zach Johnson (2012), Steve Stricker (2011-10-09), Jonathan Byrd (2007), John Senden (2006), and Sean O\u2019Hair (2005).

They will be joined by such major champions as Davis Love III, Angel Cabrera, and Geoff Ogilvy as well as Brandt Snedeker, an eight-time PGA Tour winner and two-time Ryder Cup team member who finished T2 the last time he played at Deere Run in 2009.

More than 20 players who have won tournaments in the last two years are also among the early commitments. That groups includes Daniel Berger (a 54-hole leader at last week's U.S. Open and a 54-hole contender here last year), Wesley Bryan, Patton Kizzire, Andrew Landry, Kyle Stanley and Aaron Wise.

\u201cThere are a lot of exciting things to talk about,\u201d said Clair Peterson, JDC tournament director of the first field release.

Among those is adding an international flavor to the early field. Italy\u2019s Francesco Molinari and 19-year-old Chilean phenom Joaquin Niemann are among the pros to have the JDC on their schedules.

\u201cThat puts an interesting international slant to the field,\u201d Peterson said.

Molinari, who is ranked 15th in the world, is an interesting addition considering he plays more European events than PGA Tour events. His first appearance in the Quad-Cities means he will be skipping that week's Scottish Open.

Tournament officials also announced Tuesday that Dylan Meyer, Stricker\u2019s fellow Illinois alumnus, has been awarded a sponsor exemption, his second in as many years. Meyer and Stricker finished T20 Sunday at the U.S. Open in Meyer\u2019s professional debut.

Also receiving a sponsor exemption is Dru Davis, son of Davis Love III. Players can commit to the field until Friday, July 6.

\u201cWe're excited,\u201d said Peterson. \u201cThat doesn't mean that there may not be more names that comes our way in the next 19 days, but we're going to plant a stake in the ground and shout from the rooftops that we've got a great collection of players here that are going to put on a pretty entertaining event come July 9th.\u201d

Photos: Final Round of the John Deere Classic
Historic photos: John Deere Classic champions
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Justin Lockett was just 30 years old and in the prime of his life when he fell down some steps and hit his head. He never regained consciousness.

Two days after the fall, as his wife and soulmate, Kate, stood by his side in an Iowa City hospital room, the machines to which he was attached sounded an alarm.

Lockett's vital functions had been declining hourly since he was flown to Iowa City from a Davenport hospital emergency room, and the alarm indicated brain activity had ceased.

On May 5, 2014, Lockett \u2014 an\u00a0 Army National Guard veteran of Iraq, a summa cum laude graduate of Western Illinois University-Macomb and a fan of fishing, golf and poker \u2014 lost his life.

But because the Davenport man was an organ donor, other people found life.

His heart, liver, pancreas and both kidneys and lungs were removed and transplanted, saving five lives, Kate Howard, now remarried, said.

His corneas gave sight to two people.

More than 50 people stood to benefit from his gift of bone and connective tissue, according to the Iowa Donor Network, the nonprofit organization that coordinates organ donations and transplants in Iowa.

And four years later, Howard continues to advocate for organ donation in Justin's memory.

On Saturday, May 5, she organized her fourth annual Rusty Revolution, a fundraiser event held at Pub 1848, at Bass Street Landing in Moline, that netted $9,000 for the Iowa Donor Network to be used for donor awareness.

The money provides materials for volunteers to use in speaking to clubs or schools about organ donation as well as grief resources and special events for donor families. It also funds after-care materials for recipients, encouraging them to tell their stories, Tony Hakes, public outreach manager for the donor network, said.

The event Howard sponsors is called \"Rusty\" because that was Justin's nickname from his junior high days when \"Justy\" somehow became \"Rusty,\" and \"Revolution\" because she wants to bring about a revolution in which many more people register to become organ donors, she explained.

Her first event in 2015, held at O'Keefe's, her and Justin's favorite bar, raised $7,000. The next two years brought in $8,500 each, for a four-year total of $33,000.

That amount is one of the largest single-family donations in the state, Hakes said.

People attending the fundraiser pay \"admission\" for a commemorative glass: This year the design said \"4th annual Rusty Revolution\" (with the triangular recycle symbol taking the place of the \"o\" in revolution) and the words \"Recycle Yourself.\"

Last year it was, \"Who wouldn't want a piece of this?\", representing a bit of humor in the organ donation community.

With the glass comes free beer for four hours, music (sometimes a deejay, sometimes a band), a bags tournament, a 50-50 raffle and a silent auction of gift baskets solicited from businesses. About 200 people attended this year's event.

Howard, a real estate agent with ReMax Elite Homes, also drums up sponsors. This year they were Amber Ernst with New American Funding, a mortgage company; ReMax Elite Homes; Roger Harrington; Gomez May law offices; QC Roof Drs.; and Country Financial.

Hearing from recipients

Immediately after the transplants in 2014, Howard was eager to hear from the people who had received Justin's organs. \"I know better now,\" she said. \"I don't fully understand it, but they have guilt. They know a loved one passed away, and they don't know what to say.\"

The procedure is for the donor's family to reach out to the recipients first. Howard did that, writing to \"every single one of them.\" She heard back from several, including an 83-year-old cornea recipient named Frances.

\"Dear Donor Family,\" begins the letter that Howard keeps among her things. \"There is no way I can thank my donor for the way it has changed my life.

\"I am a grandmother, but I used to be a school librarian. I am an avid reader and have really missed being able to go on an adventure through books.

\"My gratitude is never ending.\"

Becoming a donor

For Justin, the decision to become an organ donor was made when he was a teenager getting his first driver's license, Howard said. A clerk asked him if he wanted to be a donor, and when he said yes, the preference was indicated on his license with a \"Y\" next to \"organ donor.\"

It was as simple as that.

And about 15 years later, five strangers received the gift of life.

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Rock Island County Board members on Tuesday approved writing off nearly $2.7 million in debt owed to Hope Creek Care Center.

The county-owned facility, 4343 Kennedy Drive, East Moline, is $4.1 million in debt, according to the center's financial aging report prepared by Bill Gabelmann of the Bettendorf accounting firm Honkamp Krueger. At least $2.7 million of that debt is older than 210 days.

The resolution states Medicare accounts with unpaid balances more than 365 days old and Illinois Medicaid accounts with balances more than 180 days old shall be written off on an ongoing basis.

Private pay accounts 180 days and older will be sent to L&M Accounts, a Moline-based collection agency. Accounts the collection agency deems are uncollectible shall also be written off on an ongoing basis.

Approval of the resolution came despite pushback from several board members during a robust 15-minute discussion. Six opposed the vote: Cecelia O'Brien, D-Moline; Dewayne Cremeens, R-Port Byron; Mike Steffen, R-Moline; Robert Reagan, R-Moline; Ron Oelke, R-Andalusia; and Richard Morthland, R-Cordova.

\"My common sense tells me this is just wrong to let Illinois get away with a writeoff,\" O'Brien said. \"We are sending a message to the state that it\u2019s OK not to pay us.\"

\"We\u2019re trying to clean up the books from several years ago. We\u2019re trying to fix a situation,\" board chairman Kenneth \"Moose\" Maranda said.

According to the financial aging report presented by Gabelmann, $672,628 of debt older than 210 days is owed by residents through private pay arrangements, and $225,107 is resident liability. The state of Illinois owes Hope Creek $576,748 for Medicaid reimbursement, with another $105,000 in pending payments.

Medicare owes the facility nearly $500,000 in debt older than 210 days.

Dr. Rod Simmer, R-Rock Island, explained to board members that Medicare can be billed up to one year, but Medicaid only has a 180-day window. If there are coding errors or other data entry mistakes, the bill will not be paid if it is not corrected before 180 days.

\"Medicaid and Medicare are two different animals,\" Simmer said. \"Medicaid is the state, and Medicare is Federal. Unfortunately with Medicaid, it\u2019s a 180-day window. Sometimes the person entering it into the system makes mistakes and it gets kicked out and you don\u2019t hear about for another month or two. Medicaid doesn\u2019t go back. Once you\u2019re done, you\u2019re done. You can\u2019t go back.\"

O'Brien persisted that the county will be giving the state a \"free pass\" by writing off the debt.

\"I\u2019m reading this resolution and I can\u2019t vote for it because it lets Medicare and Medicaid off the hook,\" O'Brien said. \"Apparently the state and the Feds get a free pass.

\"My father sat down every month and wrote a check out of his tiny budget to make up the shortfall that the state didn\u2019t pay for my mom at the nursing home for years. It irks me that these people in Springfield and D.C. are not going to pay us because we got some codes wrong. It\u2019s one rule for them and it\u2019s one rule for us. I cannot vote for this; I cannot support it.\"

\"It\u2019s always a day worth marking on your calendar when Ms. O\u2019Brien and I agree,\" Morthland said. \"I will not support the resolution.\"

Board member Scott Terry, D-Rock Island, said he, too, was angry when he read the resolution, until he heard more information.

\"In listening to Dr. Simmer and some folks who are more knowledgeable, it seems to me we are not giving them a free pass,\" Terry said. \"The Feds are already following law. We are not giving anyone a free pass. This is just us clearing up our accounting.\"

Oelke said he opposed allowing Hope Creek to write off the debt because it cheats county taxpayers.

\"I think it's a slap in the face to the taxpayers,\" he said. \"(Hope Creek) can't tell us how much of (the debt) was our fault; if we were bad at coding claims and we didn't get reimbursed. But to write all that off, I think it's a slap in the face to the taxpayers.\"

Also on Tuesday, Rock Island County Sheriff Gerry Bustos awarded four sheriff's department employees with lifesaving awards: Lt. Don DeLoose, Sgt. Janice McBride, correctional officer Nino Saldivar, and bailiff John Gartelos.

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LANSING, Mich.\u00a0\u2014 A late addition to the West roster for the 54th Midwest League All-Star Game, Quad-Cities pitcher Carlos Sanabria collected more than memories Tuesday.

Although he retired the only two batters he faced, the River Bandits right hander was tagged with the loss as the East won a 3-2, 10-inning decision in front of a crowd of 9,396 at Cooley Law School Stadium.

Utilizing the new extra innings rule that minor-league teams are working with this season, Stuart Fairchild of Dayton opened the bottom of the 10th on second base.

Sanabria entered the game, got Moises Gomez of Bowling Green to pop out and struck out home run derby champon Ronaldo Hernandez of Bowling Green before leaving the game with Fairchild still on second.

Montrell Marshall of Dayton greeted Kane County reliever Brad Peacock by lining a two-out single to right to score Fairchild with the game-deciding run and by rule, Sanabria was credited with the unearned run and the loss.

Only one of the four Quad-Cities pitchers to see action in the game, Peter Solomon, did not give up a run.

Solomon worked the first two outs of the bottom of the seventh inning, giving up a leadoff single to Gomez before recording a lineout and a strikeout.

The East collected its other two runs off of River Bandits arms.

Patrick Sandoval started for the West team managed by Quad-Cities\u2019 Mickey Storey, giving up a leadoff double to Kevin Vicuna of Lansing that was followed by a run-scoring single by Taylor Walls of Bowling Green.

After a pair of fly-ball outs, Walls was caught stealing to end the first.

Parker Mushinski gave up the other run in the fifth, serving up a one-out home run Jared Walker of Great Lakes to give the East a 2-0 lead.

Coal Valley\u2019s Matt Brill, a Moline graduate who pitches for Kane County, gave up a two-out single to Vicuna in a scoreless East third inning.

Pitcher Collin Kober of Clinton recorded a strikeout while working a 1-2-3 sixth inning for the East, entering after the West had pulled within 2-1.

Peoria\u2019s Yariel Gonzalez scored twice as the West rallied, crossing home on a double by Burlington\u2019s Julio Garcia in the top of the sixth inning before tying the game on an RBI single by Alex Kirilloff of Cedar Rapids in the eighth.

Kirilloff\u2019s single came off of Tommy Romero, a Bowling Green pitcher who started the season with Clinton before being traded by the Mariners to the Rays. Romero gave up two singles and the tying run in one-third inning.

The only position players from Quad-Cities and Clinton to see action, the River Bandits\u2019 Bryan De La Cruz and the LumberKings\u2019 Ryan Costello, both went 0-for-2 at the plate.

De La Cruz struck out twice and Costello lined out in the seventh and struck out to open the top of the 10th inning.

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Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three \"tender age\" shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned.

Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis. The government also plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, where city leaders denounced the move Tuesday.

Since the White House announced its zero tolerance policy in early May, more than 2,300 children have been taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, resulting in a new influx of young children requiring government care. The government has faced withering critiques over images of some of the children in cages inside U.S. Border Patrol processing stations.

Conservative-leaning business lobbying groups also weighed in Tuesday. The Business Roundtable, which represents the CEOs of Walmart, General Motors, Boeing, JPMorgan Chase, Mastercard and others, urged immediate end to the policy. So did the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which represents more than 3 million small and large businesses.

\"Surely a nation as big, generous and compassionate as the United States can find a way to prevent separating children from their parents at the border. If we can't agree on that, then we can't agree on anything,\" U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas Donohue said in a statement.

Adding fuel to the fire late Tuesday, Bloomberg News reported the Trump administration plans to pay a Texas nonprofit nearly half a billion dollars this year to care for children detained at the border.

Decades after the nation's child welfare system ended the use of orphanages over concerns about the lasting trauma to children, the administration is standing up new institutions to hold Central American toddlers that the government separated from their parents.

\"The thought that they are going to be putting such little kids in an institutional setting? I mean it is hard for me to even wrap my mind around it,\" said Kay Bellor, vice president for programs at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, which provides foster care and other child welfare services to migrant children. \"Toddlers are being detained.\"

Bellor said shelters follow strict procedures surrounding who can gain access to the children in order to protect their safety, but that means information about their welfare can be limited.

By law, child migrants traveling alone must be sent to facilities run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services within three days of being detained. The agency then is responsible for placing the children in shelters or foster homes until they are united with a relative or sponsor in the community as they await immigration court hearings.

But U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement last month that the government would criminally prosecute everyone who crosses the U.S.-Mexico border illegally has led to the breakup of hundreds of migrant families and sent a new group of hundreds of young children into the government's care.

The United Nations, some Democratic and Republican lawmakers and religious groups have sharply criticized the policy, calling it inhumane.

Not so, said Steven Wagner, an official with the Department of Health and Human Services.

\"We have specialized facilities that are devoted to providing care to children with special needs and tender age children as we define as under 13 would fall into that category,\" he said. \"They're not government facilities per se, and they have very well-trained clinicians, and those facilities meet state licensing standards for child welfare agencies, and they're staffed by people who know how to deal with the needs \u2014 particularly of the younger children.\"

Until now, however, it's been unknown where they are.

\"In general we do not identify the locations of permanent unaccompanied alien children program facilities,\" said agency spokesman Kenneth Wolfe.

The three centers \u2014 in Combes, Raymondville and Brownsville \u2014 have been rapidly repurposed to serve needs of children including some under 5. A fourth, planned for Houston, would house up to 240 children in a warehouse previously used for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey, Mayor Sylvester Turner said.

Turner said he met with officials from Austin-based Southwest Key Programs, the contractor that operates some of the child shelters, to ask them to reconsider their plans. A spokeswoman for Southwest Key didn't immediately reply to an email seeking comment.

\"And so there comes a point in time we draw a line and for me, the line is with these children,\" said Turner during a news conference Tuesday.

On a practical level, the zero tolerance policy has overwhelmed the federal agency charged with caring for the new influx of children who tend to be much younger than teens who typically have been traveling to the U.S. alone. Indeed some recent detainees are infants, taken from their mothers.

Doctors and lawyers who have visited the shelters said the facilities were fine, clean and safe, but the kids \u2014 who have no idea where their parents are \u2014 were hysterical, crying and acting out.

\"The shelters aren't the problem, it's taking kids from their parents that's the problem,\" said South Texas pediatrician Marsha Griffin who has visited many.

Alicia Lieberman, who runs the Early Trauma Treatment Network at University of California, San Francisco, said decades of study show early separations can cause permanent emotional damage.

\"Children are biologically programmed to grow best in the care of a parent figure. When that bond is broken through long and unexpected separations with no set timeline for reunion, children respond at the deepest physiological and emotional levels,\" she said. \"Their fear triggers a flood of stress hormones that disrupt neural circuits in the brain, create high levels of anxiety, make them more susceptible to physical and emotional illness, and damage their capacity to manage their emotions, trust people, and focus their attention on age-appropriate activities.\"

Days after Sessions announced the zero-tolerance policy, the government issued a call for proposals from shelter and foster care providers to provide services for the new influx of children taken from their families after journeying from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico.

As children are separated from their families, law enforcement agents reclassify them from members of family units to \"unaccompanied alien children.\" Federal officials said Tuesday that since May, they have separated 2,342 children from their families, rendering them unaccompanied minors in the government's care.

While Mexico is still the most common country of origin for families arrested at the border, in the last eight months Honduras has become the fastest-growing category as compared to fiscal year 2017.

During a press briefing Tuesday, reporters repeatedly asked for an age breakdown of the children who have been taken. Officials from both law enforcement and Health and Human Services said they didn't how many children were under 5, under 2, or even so little they're non-verbal.

\"The facilities that they have for the most part are not licensed for tender age children,\" said Michelle Brane, director of migrant rights at the Women's Refugee Commission, who met with a 4-year-old girl in diapers in a McAllen warehouse where Border Patrol temporarily holds migrant families. \"There is no model for how you house tons of little children in cots institutionally in our country. We don't do orphanages, our child welfare has recognized that is an inappropriate setting for little children.\"

So now, the government has to try to hire more caregivers.

The recent call for proposals by the federal government's Office of Refugee Resettlement said it was seeking applicants who can provide services for a diverse population \"of all ages and genders, as well as pregnant and parenting teens.\"

Even the policy surrounding what age to take away a baby is inconsistent. Customs and Border Protection field chiefs over all nine southwest border districts can use their discretion over how young is too young, officials said.

For 30 years, Los Fresnos, Texas-based International Education Services ran emergency shelters and foster care programs for younger children and pregnant teens who arrived in the U.S. as unaccompanied minors. At least one resident sued for the right to have an abortion in a high-profile case last March.

For reasons the agency did not explain, three months ago the government's refugee resettlement office said it was ending their funding to the program and transferred all children to other facilities. This came weeks before the administration began its \"zero tolerance\" policy, prompting a surge in \"tender age\" migrant children needing shelter.

Lawmakers barred from child migrant facility in Florida

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) \u2014 U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a \"cover-up\" after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions.

In recent days, members of Congress have been visiting the shelters and processing centers, or watching news report about them, bearing witness to the growing chaos. In a letter sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, a dozen Republican senators said separating families isn't consistent with American values and ordinary human decency.

On Tuesday, a Guatemalan mother who hasn't seen her 7-year-old son since he was taken from her a month ago sued the Trump administration. Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia was released from custody while her asylum case is pending and thinks her son, Darwin, might be in a shelter in Arizona.

\"I only got to talk to him once and he sounded so sad. My son never used to sound like that, he was such a dynamic boy,\" Mejia-Mejia said as she wept. \"I call and call and no one will tell me where he is.\"

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Colleen Long contributed from New York.

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A man found unfit for trial for the 2017 slayings of his grandmother and uncle will return to Illinois Department of Human Services custody for up to five years.

John P. Conwell, 40, of Rock Island, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Authorities contend he killed Eleanor M. Conwell, 90, and Steve D. Conwell, 69. They were struck on the head, and their throats were cut on May 14, 2017, in their Rock Island home.

This week, authorities held a civil proceeding called a discharge hearing to determine what to do with Conwell. During such a hearing, the evidence is presented to a judge much like in a bench trial. The judge can then acquit the defendant, either from lack of evidence or because the defendant is innocent by reason of insanity. The judge can also rule the defendant is \"not not guilty.\" This means the the judge believes the defendant committed the crime, but is not innocent by reason of insanity.

Tuesday afternoon, Rock Island County Judge Frank R. Fuhr ruled Conwell not not guilty.

The ruling means Conwell will be placed in Illinois Department of Human Services custody for extended mental health treatment, according to state statute. For first-degree murder, the period of treatment is up to five years.

Should he be deemed fit during this period, the criminal case against him can resume, the statute states. If, after the treatment period, he continues to be unfit, steps can be taken to have him involuntarily committed or classified a public danger.

If he is involuntarily committed, or ruled a danger to the public, Conwell will stay in DHS custody, the statute states. Rock Island County authorities would have to approve any release of Conwell during a period equal to the maximum sentence he would have faced through criminal conviction.

The discharge hearing began Monday, and Fuhr heard from numerous witnesses, including members of Conwell's family and the police who investigated the killings.

Conwell asked Tuesday if he would be allowed to testify in his own defense, but both Assistant State's Attorney Heidi Weller and Public Defender Baron Heintz \u2014 who represented Conwell \u2014 argued against it.

Fuhr ruled that he would not hear testimony from Conwell, but advised him he could appeal if he chose.

Heintz said there was reasonable doubt as to who killed Eleanor and Steve Conwell.

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Ahead of a potential rezoning recommendation, a national firm has begun studying the estimated traffic impact of a Portillo\u2019s opening along 53rd Street in Davenport.

Tuesday night was the second meeting where Portillo's fans and neighbors of the proposed development, across from the new Costco Wholesale, could share their opinions. The city Plan and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on the proposal, which includes a four-building restaurant and retail center, with the Chicago-style fast food chain as the main draw.

The board is considering rezoning 6.5 acres, south of East 53rd Street and east of Lorton Avenue, for commercial development. Plans also include closing off a portion of Fairhaven Road.\u00a0Civil Engineer Devin Birch, with Austin Engineering, said the proposal includes a stormwater detention system, designed to decrease run-off, plus a fence and LED lighting.

A national firm, Traffic Impact Group, is conducting a study of the potential impact ahead of the next meeting in July. While he has only been looking at the project for one week, David Wright, with the firm, offered some preliminary estimates.

He said the study will \u201cpiggyback\u201d off of the Costco traffic study released last winter, which did not include the potential impact of traffic when Veterans Memorial Parkway reopens. In the Costco study, it shows more than 33,000 vehicles travel on 53rd Street during peak hours on weekdays and Saturdays. During the weekday peak times, Wright expects Costco to add an additional 600 trips on the roadway, and for the Portillo\u2019s development to add another 204 trips.

On Saturdays, Costco anticipates to add 831 vehicles on 53rd Street, with Wright guessing Portillo\u2019s will add an extra 300 trips. He said closing Fairhaven Road could cause around 19 more vehicles to cut through Lorton Avenue.

And while the firm only provided initial estimates, neighbors of the proposed development were not convinced. Several residents questioned the accuracy of the study, especially if it will be based on Costco\u2019s estimates before the store opens this fall. Others asked for the study to include 51st Street and other adjacent roads, as well as bus stops.

The next Plan and Zoning meeting is July 2.\u00a0

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A teenage Curtis Clark remembers walking into the old Maquoketa High School gymnasium before 6 a.m. winter workouts and seeing his basketball coach asleep on the stage.

Bill Fleming was squeezing in a nap after pulling an all-nighter, either driving back from Kansas City watching his son play college basketball or breaking down film he received several hours earlier to get his team ready for that morning's practice.

Clark, usually the first player to arrive, was instructed to wake Fleming up.

\"Sleep was very much optional for him,\" said Clark, a standout for Fleming in the late 1990s and now the head coach at Bettendorf. \"Basketball was his livelihood.\"

Almost 20 years after ending his storied coaching career at Maquoketa, Fleming is facing the fiercest opponent of his life.

Fleming was diagnosed in the past couple of years with a lung disease. Specifically, it is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a condition in which scar tissue grows inside the lungs and lessens oxygen flow in the body.

In mid-May, doctors gave Fleming a couple months to live.

After hearing and digesting that bleak prognosis, Clark knew he needed to do something to recognize a community icon and the man he credits for getting him into the profession.

He organized a reunion.

On June 9, in the old gym where Fleming coached hundreds of games and thousands of practices for 33 years, more than 60 former players who were part of the \"Fleming fraternity\" and 200 people came from near and far to swap stories and wish him well.

Fleming had an oxygen tube under his nose and sat in a wheelchair as he soaked in the festivities and traded one-liners.

\"It was one of the coolest things, seeing 50-year-old men wipe tears from their eyes,\" said Rocky Lamar, Fleming's first point guard at Maquoketa and a highly successful NAIA coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. \"Watching guys come up to the podium and tell stories, cry, hug and laugh, it was very special.\"

Central DeWitt administrator George Pickup has known Fleming for nearly 50 years. A neighbor to Fleming growing up, Pickup had him as a middle school math teacher, played for him and later coached against him.

\"If you were a basketball player in the community, you wanted to play for coach Fleming and wear the Maquoketa uniform,\" Pickup said.

Fleming had plenty of detractors.

There were players who struggled to cope with the time demands in a program that was run more like a dictatorship than a partnership. Parents didn't care for his rants on the sideline or how he'd grab a kid by the shirt and give him a butt-chewing\u00a0\u2014 actions that wouldn't be tolerated today.

\"He wanted guys that absolutely loved basketball, and sometimes it was ugly, too much for mothers and fathers to see,\" Clark said. \"He yelled at you like Bobby Knight. He knew you had to have discipline and toughness in order to win, and he enforced that.

\"There were no negotiations with him. He was definitely the man in charge. Several times parents tried to get him fired, but he wouldn't budge on how he wanted to do things. He did it his way.\"

Clark said he almost quit basketball his freshman year because of the time constraints. The varsity team would practice from 6-8 a.m., attend school, watch film from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and then hold an evening practice for two hours after that.

It was a 14-hour day. Rinse and repeat.

\"You knew it would be tough,\" Pickup said.

It wasn't just during the season. During the summer months, he would drive around town to get his players into the gym.

\"He'd leave messages for kids and tell them to get their butts out of bed,\" Clark said. \"He just wouldn't allow you to miss. He'd drive to your house. Any excuse that you had, he had a solution for it.\"

There was another side to Fleming, the one that still has him so deeply connected to many of his former players and managers.

When Clark received his first basketball coaching job, a seventh-grade position in Maquoketa, Fleming wrote him a letter congratulating him. He did so again when Clark was appointed Bettendorf's coach.

When poverty-stricken kids in the community couldn't afford shoes, meals or the opportunity to play the game, Fleming was there to assist.

When one of his former players spent his senior year in prison, Fleming was there to visit.

\"The thing was, and what I've learned as coach and a principal, No. 15 on the roster was just as important as No. 1,\" Pickup said. \"You always thought if you practiced hard, you might jump up to No. 10 or 11. You wanted to do well by coach.\"

Fleming took six Maquoketa teams to the state tournament\u00a0\u2014 1976, '77, '78, '83, '84 and 87.

The Cardinals never won a state championship under his watch, but they finished second in '83, a five-point loss to Cedar Rapids Regis in the final.

He accumulated 500 wins at Maquoketa, coached 29 all-staters and was inducted into the Iowa High School Athletic Association's Hall of Fame in 2006.

\"He watched more tape than anybody I know,\" Pickup said. \"He's the most organized person I've been around with his meticulous preparation in every detail.\"

Pickup was Central DeWitt's boys basketball coach from 1999-08. His first season with the Sabers happened to be Fleming's last at Maquoketa.

The teams split the two meetings during the season.

\"My mom and dad were my two biggest influences and then coach Fleming,\" Pickup said. \"He was the reason I fell in love with basketball.\"

As cantankerous and arrogant as Fleming was, he was preparing his players for more than a basketball game. He was prepping them for life.

Fleming has had more than 80 former players go into the coaching profession. One became a United States Navy SEAL. Another was a Green Beret.

\"He would coach you so hard to test you more than anything,\" Clark said. \"Everybody had a moment where he was really hard on you for one or two years. After that, he totally trusted you in everything you did.

\"His passion got misunderstood for what he really was. He knows he pushed too hard at times, but none of us are perfect. Everything he did, he was doing it for the right reasons.\"

Fleming returned to the game as an assistant college coach under Lamar at MidAmerica Nazarene. The program went to four NAIA Final Fours, including a national championship in 2007, during Fleming's time there.

\"The biggest compliment I can give is, the practices at MidAmerica are like they were at Maquoketa,\" Lamar said, \"and that was almost 50 years ago.

\"When he was with me here, I let him do what he wanted to do. He is such a great basketball mind. Literally up until his diagnosis, I'd still call him up and pick his brain on things.\"

Now, instead of dissecting film and game-planning against a premier scorer or team, Fleming is battling for his life.

\"When all this came out, I told him we've got to create a scouting report on this IPF disease and how we're going to beat it,\" Clark said. \"He's treating it like a challenge, and he was one of the best at preparation.\"

Before Fleming's players would step on the court, he often would tell them: \"I love ya.\"

\"It was a love-hate relationship,\" Lamar said, \"but there isn't anybody who wouldn't run through a wall for him.

\"He had a way to get the best out of you in all different avenues of life. I'd do anything for that man.\"

With his former players on the stage at the recent reunion, knowing it might be the last time they see him, one final postgame chat was held.

\"There were tears in people's eyes, but he said he's still going to fight this,\" Pickup said. \"He's a man of good faith and that's coming in handy right now.

\"We're praying for him and hopefully he can beat this.\"

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SIOUX CITY\u00a0\u2014 Defending U.S. immigration policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border, U.S. Rep. Steve King on Tuesday compared the detention centers for minors to playgrounds.

\"There's nothing cruel about this. These are children that are cared for, with better care than they get in their home country. They get everything they need. They get a warm and comfortable place to sleep,\" King said in an impromptu interview with TMZ on the way to a vehicle.

King, who cited seeing an immigrant detention center for minors as recently in 2014, pushed back against multiple media reports describing the holding areas as cages.

\"It was not a cage. It was a great big area. ... It would be the same kind of (chain link) fence that is on a playground,\" King said in the video interview, which he shared in a tweet on his official Twitter account.

He noted how boys and girls were separated into different areas, with air conditioning and a place to play soccer under the guidance of coaches.

\"They are exercising indoors, with air conditioning,\" King said.

King, a Republican who represents Iowa's 4th District, is a longtime immigration policy hardliner who supports building a wall at the Mexican border.

Under a change in policy announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April, the Trump administration has adopted a \"zero tolerance\" of individuals illegally crossing the U.S. border. In an estimated 2,300 instances, minors have been separated from their migrant parents after they've been charged. Authorities say they are required to separate the children because they can not legally be held in an adult detention center.

The issue has been boiling nationally over the last week. On Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen addressed the issue with the National Sheriffs' Association in New Orleans.

\"We will not apologize for the job we do or for the job law enforcement does, for doing the job that the American people expect us to do,\" Nielsen said. \"Illegal actions have and must have consequences. No more free passes, no more get-out-of-jail-free cards.\"

Trump spoke about the issues with Republican lawmakers Tuesday afternoon.

A Quinnipiac Poll released on Monday showed 66 percent of those oppose the Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents who cross the U.S. border illegally. In the poll, 91 percent of Democrats opposed the policy, while 55 percent of Republicans supported it.

In a related tweet on Tuesday, King wrote, \"The flood of illegals stops ONLY when the people accepting them stop accepting them. #NoAmnesty Illegal aliens of all ages will continue to pour across our borders until substantially more are deported than the number of those who arrive seeking amnesty.\"

More Siouxland lawmakers were addressing the issue the last two days. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Nebraska, tweeted, \"Unless there is a sign of abuse or neglect, mothers should not be separated from their children.\"

U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-South Dakota, in a release said \"the best course of action to stop family separation at the border is for Congress to act. There are already a number of commonsense solutions being considered that can both protect our borders and keep families intact, including the (U..S. Sen. Ted) Cruz proposal which I have agreed to cosponsor.\u201d

Rounds said that bill, the Protect Kids and Parents Act, has several good elements. He said it would authorize new temporary shelters, with accommodations to keep families together and mandate that illegal immigrant families must be kept together, absent aggravated criminal conduct or threat of harm to the children.

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Whitey\u2019s Ice Cream is donating half of the sales of all cones sold on Monday to benefit\u00a0Bethany for Children & Families Therapeutic Recreation Program's programs and services. All Whitey\u2019s locations in the Quad-Cities area will participate in the fundraising event, which will help to further Bethany\u2019s mission of keeping children safe, strengthening families, and building healthy communities.

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The John Deere Classic is all about giving. Last year, 521 local non-profit organizations used the local PGA Tour event to earn over $12 million for their coffers.

Nearly $1 million of that total came from the JDC's Bonus Fund and was money the tournament gave to charities from event proceeds, direct donations and the help of a $325,000 matching grant from the Deere Foundation that matches dollar-for-dollar and individual or business pledge.

The tournament does a number of special functions to make sure there is enough in the Bonus Fund to provide for that 10-percent boost to those groups taking part in the Birdies For Charity program that helps them raise money for themselves. JDC officials promise at least a five-percent check.

A new initiative to help fund that Bonus Pool has been added this year and is happening now with the 2018 Giving Week.

\u201cWe set aside this one week this year in order to make people a little bit better informed and make them more aware,\u201d said Clair Peterson, JDC tournament director. \u201cFrom a practical standpoint, it can potentially get more money in the fund which will translate into bigger bonus checks for every charity participating.\u201d

While Giving Week events started Monday with special events at Whitey's, Happy Joe's and John Deere, it builds to its crescendo on Thursday. That is when JDC board members will be serving as guest bartenders at Moline's Barrel House restaurant. That evening, 10-percent of sales will be donated back to the Bonus Fund.

Also, the Silvis Hy-Vee will be taking collections through Saturday.

To donate directly to the Bonus Fund, you can text the word BONUS to 91-999 from your cell phone or can give through the tournament website at johndeereclassic.com.

Said Peterson: \u201cDonations support the tournament and keep it healthy; it frees up capital for us to make the spectator experience better every year; and still allows us to do what we want to do for charity.\u201d

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Habitat for Humanity-Quad-Cities will host an open house from 5-7 p.m. today at one of its nearly complete homes at 504 W. 11th St., Davenport.

This offers the public an opportunity to see a model home and speak with staff about partnering with Habitat to build a home.

The home is 1,100 square feet with three bedrooms and one bath and is the first built with an open concept floor plan. Plans for two other home styles will be available to view. Habitat has built in Davenport, Moline, Rock Island, East Moline, Silvis and Milan.

If you have a strong desire to own a home, a stable income of at least $26,500 and are willing to work alongside Habitat volunteers to build your home, you may qualify.

In addition to the open house, there will be an application workshop at 6 p.m. June 27 at the organization's office at 3625 Mississippi Ave., Davenport.

For questions, call 563-359-9066.

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MITCHELLVILLE \u2014 Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds hedged Tuesday when asked if she would commit Iowa National Guard troops to help federal agents enforce illegal immigration on the U.S. southern border.

Reynolds said it is \u201chorrific\u201d that immigrant children are being separated from their parents while they are processed after crossing the border, and she implored Congress to work with President Donald Trump\u2019s administration to devise a solution.

Governors in eight states announced this week they will withhold or recall National Guard troops from border states over their objections to the Trump administration\u2019s enforcement of immigration policy, which has resulted in thousands of immigrant children being taken away from their parents.

Reynolds, when asked Tuesday, did not commit to a similar action.

\u201cFirst of all, I haven\u2019t received a request. And this is a really important issue, so I think we need to wait and see what they\u2019re asking of the National Guard, and then we\u2019ll respond at that point,\u201d Reynolds said.

Reynolds\u2019 office later Tuesday added that there have been security reasons for sending National Guard troops to the border, for instance to combat drug or human trafficking, but that Reynolds would not use state resources, including the Iowa National Guard, to separate children from their families.

National media reports, including some images contributed by the federal government, have showed children lying on mattresses on the floor of warehouse-style detention centers. Federal officials insist the children are being cared for, while advocates have expressed concerns about the potential for mental and emotional harm.

The investigative news organization ProPublica published what it says is an audio recording from inside one of the federal detention facilities. One young girl can be heard pleading with an official for permission to call her aunt so she can leave the facility; another can be heard repeatedly crying for her father.

Trump and leaders in his administration have defended the practice as a necessary element of enforcing immigration laws and curtailing illegal immigration.

Many groups and individuals, including Republicans and each of the four living former first ladies, have criticized the policy, some calling it inhumane.

Reynolds joined them in expressing concern for the policy and its impact on immigrant children. Her office said she considers it a cruel policy that she does not support.

\u201cChildren are being used as pawns in this situation, and I don\u2019t think that\u2019s the right thing to happen. I\u2019m a mom and a grandma,\u201d Reynolds said Tuesday in her weekly meeting with Iowa reporters. \u201cIt\u2019s horrific that children are being used as a pawn in this situation.\u201d

Reynolds said Congress should work with the Trump administration to craft new immigration policy, which she said is overdue. When asked whether the Trump administration should in the meantime alter its enforcement policy and stop separating children from their parents, Reynolds again said she thinks both Congress and the administration need to work together.

\u201cI think everybody can end this. This isn\u2019t a partisan issue. We need everybody working on this,\u201d Reynolds said. \u201cWe need to provide stability for families that are living in a very unstable situation. We shouldn\u2019t be separating children from their families, but we are a nation of laws. So we need Congress to act.\u201d

ANOTHER SHOT FIRED IN TRADE WAR

Reynolds said she will continue to urge the Trump administration to consider the impact on agriculture in the budding trade war between the U.S. and China.

Soybean prices have plummeted since the administration has announced $50 billion in new tariffs on Chinese products and China announced retaliatory tariffs, including on soybeans.

One-third of Iowa soybeans are exported to China.

\u201cThe same message that I\u2019ve said all along: nobody wins in a trade war,\u201d Reynolds said Tuesday. \u201cWe have a fragile ag economy. Right now we\u2019re seeing the economy start to really grow and boom, and we\u2019re seeing positive results from that. But nobody wins in a trade war.\u201d

Iowa government and agricultural leaders, including Reynolds, have implored administration leaders to consider the potential financial harm to farmers ever since Trump first proposed the $50 billion in tariffs in April.

Despite those pleas, Trump made those $50 billion in tariffs official late last week. And after China announced its retaliatory tariffs, Trump this week proposed another $200 billion in tariffs.

The Chinese Commerce Ministry warned it would react again with \u201ca strong countermeasure.\u201d

Reynolds said she is not concerned the administration is not hearing the concerns of Iowa farmers, and that she will continue to work to open new markets for trade agreements.

\u201cWe are making some great progress. But again, I want to reiterate, we need to get the (trade) negotiations done,\u201d she said. \u201cIt\u2019s just imperative that we look for opportunities to grow our markets, not contract them.\u201d

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WATERLOO\u00a0\u2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell continued Tuesday on his Iowa Forward Tour, which kicks off his campaign with newly named running mate Sen. Rita Hart.

The two on Tuesday morning sat down with The Courier editorial board to discuss their campaign and policy.

\u201cWe\u2019re going to try to spend as much time as we can all over the state,\u201d Hubbell said.

The two said they planned on spending a good deal of time in the metro area and Eastern Iowa strengthening their base of Democratic voters. Black Hawk County voted predominately for Democrats during the last gubernatorial election in 2014 with 56 percent voting a straight Democratic ticket.

Hart, 62, was chosen from a board list of potential running mates for Hubbell, 67, a retired Des Moines businessman making his first run at public office.

\u201cWe wanted somebody that could be a really good governor if something were to happen to me,\u201d Hubbell said. \u201cSomeone who could share our values, and share our commitment to putting people first in our state and get out and travel and share that message.\u201d

Hubbell also wanted to find someone with a different background than his.

Hart fits that bill, he said.

She was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2012 from Wheatland, in Clinton County, a rural area. Prior to working in government Hart, a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, worked as a teacher and a farmer. She was born in Charles City.

Hart and Hubbell both want to \u201cstop wasteful corporate giveaways,\u201d he said.

\u201cInstead, put that money toward the future of our state and our people,\u201d Hubbell said. \u201cWe haven\u2019t been investing in a lot of communities lately.\u201d

\u201cWe\u2019re going to reach out to every community that we possibly can,\u201d Hart said.

Hart has spent a lot of time with rural development. \u201cIt\u2019s been my great pleasure in District 49 to work hard for the people there to further their interest,\u201d Hart said.

Hubbell and Hart will face Gov. Kim Reynolds and acting Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg. This is Reynolds' first time running as governor, she was appointed to the position after the former Gov. Terry Branstad was appointed as ambassador to China.

During Branstad\u2019s administration Iowa elected more Republicans to office, and has generally become more of a red state.

Currently the Cook Political Report rates the race for Iowa\u2019s governor a toss-up.

\u201cWe\u2019ve got a lot at stake,\u201d Hart said. \u201cThe last two years have been particularly troubling; we\u2019ve seen an extreme agenda being pushed.\u201d

Often times the legislative agenda is pushed through behind closed doors and then \u201cramming\u201d legislation through without input from the other party, she said.

\u201cIt\u2019s extremely troubling and I think it\u2019s caused great division throughout our state,\u201d Hart said. \u201cWe\u2019re going to have a more positive agenda; we\u2019re going to be listeners.\u201d

Hubbell thinks that Democrats have learned a lot of lessons over the years.

\u201cIt\u2019s very important to get out and meet with voters in as many places as possible all across the state,\u201d Hubbell said.

During Hubbell\u2019s campaign for the Democratic nomination he went to all of Iowa\u2019s 99 counties. \u201cWe\u2019re going to continue to do that now,\u201d he said. \u201cFrankly what I think voters are recognizing is their communities are really struggling these days.\u201d

Hubbell wants to spread the states resources around Iowa to as many communities as it will reach, he said.

\u201cWe\u2019re not getting enough people involved with the economic opportunities in our state,\u201d Hubbell said. \u201cWe have a lot of jobs that don\u2019t pay livable wages, which is why we have low unemployment.\u201d

That low unemployment has gone along with low income growth.

Reynolds\u2019 campaign has gone on the attack since before Hubbell was nominated as a candidate for governor, calling him Prince Fred and Phony Fred.

\u201cI don\u2019t think Iowans begrudge anybody\u2019s success,\u201d Hubbell said.

He doesn\u2019t plan to run a negative campaign. \u201cWe\u2019re going to focus on helping people,\u201d Hubbell said.

Hubbell\u2019s top goal remains undoing the privatization of Medicaid.

\u201cWe can do that without legislative approval,\u201d Hubbell said. \u201cThey did not have legislative approval to privatize Medicaid, it\u2019s not worked, it\u2019s been a failure all across our state.\u201d

Another legislative issue they\u2019d face would be the backfill, which reimburses Iowa cities and counties for money they\u2019d receive from property taxes that the Legislature froze in 2013.

Legislation to eliminate or roll back the backfill has come before the Legislature two years in a row.

\u201cThe backfill has been a huge concern for our cities and our counties,\u201d Hart said. \u201cThat\u2019s something that hasn\u2019t worked very well; it was a policy that hasn\u2019t panned out.\u201d

Hart said they\u2019d look at fixing that situation.

\u201cThe key question is, are we creating value?\u201d Hubbell said. \u201cAre we getting something back for reducing those revenues?\u201d

All the revenue reductions over the last several years deserve to be reviewed, Hubbell said.

\u201cYou start with good ideas and then you bring people to the table,\u201d Hart said.

She would focus on working across the aisle with Republican legislators.

\u201cThere\u2019s a lot of good people under that dome, it doesn\u2019t matter if they\u2019re Republican or a Democrat they all want good things to happen for Iowa,\u201d Hart said. \u201cI\u2019m excited to be able to be part of that process.\u201d

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Tuesday he believes a legislative fix can stop the separation of immigrant families at the border. But he declined to back a proposal by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, that would temporarily stop the separations until a solution can be worked out in Congress.

Hundreds of migrant children have been separated from their parents in recent weeks, as the Trump administration has moved to implement a \"zero tolerance\" policy for people who try to cross the border illegally.

The children of the people being prosecuted, who can't be held with them, have been moved to holding facilities as a result.

The situation has drawn heavy criticism from Democrats, as well as some Republicans and former first ladies, including Laura Bush, who called the separation of families \"cruel\" and \"immoral.\"

In the face of the outcry, some Republicans have lobbied the Trump administration to back off. On Tuesday, Hatch tweeted he planned to write Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for \"a pause on family separations until Congress has time to pass a legislative solution to this issue.\"

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., also has called for an end to \"new enforcement policies\" he blamed for the separations until Congress works out a solution.

The Trump administration has defended itself, saying it is working to secure the border. The Justice Department announced its zero tolerance policy in April, calling the situation on the U.S.'s southwest border \"unacceptable.\"

At a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Tuesday, Grassley said he is working with other Republicans on a legislative fix that would end the separations and allow families to stay together as cases are processed. However, he shied away from backing Hatch's call for a pause.

\"Abrupt temporary changes to enforcement practices of federal law could cause further chaos on the border at a time when law enforcement and those seeking asylum need certainty,\" a spokesman, Michael Zona, said Tuesday.

The controversy over the separation of the families has grown this week. On Monday, audio recordings were published, first by ProPublica, of children crying for their parents and other relatives at a U.S. detention center.

About 2,000 children have been separated from their families over a six week period beginning in April, according to government figures.

Democrats, led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, have introduced legislation that would stop children from being separated within 100 miles of a border except in cases of abuse or if there is evidence they're being trafficked.

Grassley, though, said the bill would hamper prosecutions and lead to the release of people trying to cross the border illegally. \"Once released, we can all imagine how likely they will be to show up for a criminal trial or civil immigration court proceeding,\" he said.

Leigh Claffey, a spokesperson for Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said Tuesday the senator \"believes that we absolutely need to treat children in our immigration system with compassion and utmost care.\" However, she did not directly respond to whether Ernst believes there should be a pause in separating families.

\"Senator Ernst is currently working with her colleagues and reviewing proposals as they become available to find a solution for our immigration system and illegal immigrant families,\" Claffey said.

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