State Representative Dan Swanson of Alpha announced the official launch of his Third Annual Summer Reading Club Program for 1st through 5th grade students who live within the 74th Legislative District. With the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing on July 20 this Summer, Swanson’s theme this year for the program is “Summer Reading is Out of this World”. The program is offered to encourage students to read over the summer and promote the lifelong benefits of literacy. Swanson said, “This is a great way to encourage young people in our region to read over their summer breaks from school. Students who do not read over the summer are much further behind, academically than their classmates who continue reading during summer break.” Participation in this program can overlap with any other summer reading program offered through area libraries. Participating students have until August 2nd to read their eight books and will be invited to a special party upon completion of the program. Brochures are available on Representative Swanson’s website, by calling his Woodhull District Office at 334-74-74 or by visiting your local library.
The Warren County Sheriff’s office is seeking information on hit and run resulting in injuries to a pedestrian.
An East Moline real estate lawyer and small business owner has announced her candidacy for Illinois’ 17th Congressional District.
An East Galesburg Village Trustee is facing a felony charge of eavesdropping without consent related to a conversation he had with the village’s mayor.
It appears unlikely that recreational cannabis dispensaries will be coming to the Maple City.