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W Locust St Resurfacing Begins Mon Jul 13
W Locust St Resurfacing Begins Mon Jul 13
07/10/2020
W Locust will be down to one lane of travel in each direction....
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Fire Chief Mike Carlsten addresses City Council ahead of firefighters being sworn in
Four new firefighters sworn
07/09/2020
Firefighters had their training condensed and completed on shift because of COVID-19
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City Administrator's second quarter update
City Administrator's 2nd quarter update released
07/09/2020
Employees get training on recognizes promotions, provides construction update; highlights programs and initiatives
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Jersey Ridge Rd | Water Main and Resurfacing
Jersey Ridge Rd | Water Main and Resurfacing
07/01/2020
Jersey Ridge closed between Garfield and George Washington...
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Division St Improvements | 5th to 9th Streets
Division St Improvements | 5th to 9th Streets
06/30/2020
Division St closed to northbound traffic between 4th and 9th Streets...
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Safe, stable and welcoming community
Mayor Matson's State of the City address
06/30/2020
Mayor touts Davenport's well-protected community, sustainable infrastructure, fiscal vitality, welcoming neighborhoods, high performing government and vibrant region
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Davenport's Star Spangled Extravaganza logo for July 3 fireworks postponed
Star Spangled Extravaganza Postponed
06/29/2020
City Council responded to community for Independence Day fireworks but due to public safety concerns is postponed
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Bridge Improvements on Division St at Duck Creek Bridge
Bridge Improvements on Division St at Duck Creek Bridge
06/25/2020
Check out the progress on the Division St Bridge over Duck Creek...
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Riverfront Railroad Track Restoration
Riverfront Railroad Track Restoration
06/25/2020
S Marquette closed at River Dr beginning Mon Jun 15th for crossing
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Figge Art Museum
Davenport ranked among best American cities
06/23/2020
Report places city 29th of 100; noting prosperity and cultural amenities in rankings for cities of 100,000 to 500,000 population
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E 53rd St Reconstruction | Brady to Eastern
E 53rd St Reconstruction | Brady to Eastern
06/19/2020
Eastbound E 53rd St is detoured, one lane of westbound only between Brady and Eastern...
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Project Abandons 1930's Sewer Interceptor
Project Abandons 1930's Sewer Interceptor
06/12/2020
Updates on Abandoning the City's 1930's Sewer Interceptor
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Main St Sewer Improvements
Main St Sewer Improvements
06/12/2020
Main St will be closed between River Dr and approximately 3rd St...
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2020 Flood Response
2020 Flood Response
06/11/2020
Mississippi River hovering 13 FT for the next week or more...
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Mayor Mike Matson speaks at a press conference about unrest, announcing curfew
Mayor Matson's statement about unrest, curfew starts at 9 p.m.
06/01/2020
"Damage and bodily harm don't promote justice;" curfew starts at 9 p.m.
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Davenport Main library to reopen
05/29/2020
Access is limited, so patrons will be required to utilize services within 15 minutes of entering
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Slopertown Rd Reconstruction
Slopertown Rd Reconstruction
05/22/2020
Slopertown Rd will be closed between Harrison and Division Streets...
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Pools closed in 2020 graphic
Municipal pools to remain closed
05/18/2020
COVID-19 keeps pools, aquatic centers closed; decision on spraygrounds still to be made
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Better Roads Ahead Davenport
Better Roads Ahead Davenport
05/16/2020
City launches new website and text alerts...
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What's open and what's closed graphic
City buildings maintain limited access
05/15/2020
City resources can be accessed online; library to re-open Fairmount drive-through window
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W 2nd St Sewer Main Replacement Project
W 2nd St Sewer Main Replacement Project
05/14/2020
W 2nd St closed between Marquette and Fillmore...
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Party in the Park logo
Summer 2020 Party in the Park Cancelled
05/08/2020
This year's expanded event returns with an eighth date
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Governor extends closures of businesses and public gathering places for Davenport, Scott County
Governor extends closures of businesses and public gathering places for Davenport, Scott County
04/30/2020
Governor extends closures of businesses and public gathering places for Davenport, Scott County
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Elm and 13th St Railroad Overpass/Bridges
Elm and 13th St Railroad Overpass/Bridges
04/25/2020
Elm St and 13th St railroad bridges/overpasses...
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2019/2020 Snow and Ice Event Response
2019/2020 Snow and Ice Event Response
04/17/2020
Teams will spot treat roads this morning...
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The entrance to Costco on 53rd Street
City leaps forward since last Leap Day
02/28/2020
Retail, dining and industrial projects have added to Davenport's fabric since last Leap Day in 2016
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Many Projects are Scheduled for the 2020 Construction Season
Many Projects are Scheduled for the 2020 Construction Season
02/23/2020
$28 M in Street and Sewer Improvements Scheduled for 2020
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Mayor Mike Matson, Chief Paul Sikorski and Major Jeff Bladel stand with five new officers after their swearing in
Five new DPD officers sworn in
01/07/2020
They begin field officer training immediately after graduating from Iowa Law Enforcement Academy last month
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Native Plants and Habitat
Native Plants and Habitat
01/02/2020
Native plants provide valuable habitat for birds. On National Bird Day...
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Officer Epigmenio Canas stands with equipment being sent to Savoonga, Alaska's police department
DPD officer helps Alaska department
01/02/2020
Officer Epigmenio "Peme" Canas raised money to buy equipment for Savoonga Police Department
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Davenport named Best Holiday River Town by River Travel Magazine
Davenport named Best Holiday River Town
12/26/2019
River Travel Magazine notes several holiday events in making pronouncement
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Veterans Memorial Parkway DOT Required Inspection
Veterans Memorial Parkway DOT Required Inspection
09/04/2019
Follow signed detour or avoid Veterans Memorial Parkway and Jersey Ridge Rds on...
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Riverfront concert update graphic
Concerts return to bandshell July 14
07/08/2019
As the water recedes, Riverfront concert series picks up with a celebration with Red, White and Boom!
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Music on the River - Postponed
Music on the River Postponed
06/07/2019
Music on the River - Postponed
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LeClaire Park bandshell under a blue sky
Summer concert series announced
05/24/2019
Find plenty of summer family fun in LeClaire Park with the Music on the River series
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Davenport Direct logo
Stay connected with Davenport Direct
03/17/2019
System allows alerts from several City departments through text, emails phone calls
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Flood Response 2018
Flood Response 2018
10/31/2018
After 30 days above the flood action stage of 13 FT, the Mississippi will finally fall below...
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Construction of new I-74 Bridge
Construction of new I-74 Bridge
10/12/2018
Find construction updates, view webcam...
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Davenport Police badge and patch graphic
DPD welcomes 8 officers
08/22/2018
Mayor swears in new officers at City Council meeting
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Davenport is ranked 5th in small cities by AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps ranks City 5th
08/07/2018
Davenport in top five for second straight year for per capita number of AmeriCorps members
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Iowa Great Places logo
Davenport named Great Place!
07/24/2018
Designation by Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs makes Main Street Landing eligible for grant funding
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Mayor Frank Klipsch
Community invited to summit
06/01/2018
Mayor Klipsch, Chief Sikorski are looking for positive participation in the Youth Community Action Summit
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Pirate cut-outs that are part of the summer theme of Pirates of Vander Veer
Ahoy for Pirates of Vander Veer
05/31/2018
It won't cost a buck to be a buccaneer as Davenport's botanical park takes on a pirate theme this summer
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Police, Fire offer summer safety tips
05/25/2018
Protect yourself, your family and property with these useful ideas
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Combination of Davenport Police patch and badge
Mayor announces summit
05/21/2018
Reminds residents to lock cars as he announces one-day event focusing on juvenile crime in the community
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Officer Bobby Bytnar holds up the 2018 Respect for Law Award he received from the Davenport Optimist Club
Bytnar gets Respect for Law Award
05/18/2018
21-year veteran received the award from the Davenport Optimist Club
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City Hall cornerstone
City closings for memorial day
05/18/2018
Most city offices and services closed for the holiday
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Smoldering remains of 726 W. 6th St. that was destroyed by fire on May 10, 2018
Fire destroys historic home
05/10/2018
House, dating back to the late 19th century was vacant at the time of the blaze
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Fire Chief finalists announced
04/25/2018
One internal candidate and two others to be available at open house April 30 as part of the interview process
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City Response
04/10/2018
City of Davenport Position Statement reference Lynn Washburn-Livingston Iowa Civil Rights Commission complaint.
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Davenport Parks and Recreation logo
Parks make capital recommendations
04/05/2018
Credit Island gets boost along with Junior Theatre, Peterson Park, Vander Veer from $250,000
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Fire marshals prepare to record video promoting smoke alarm installation
Fire Marshals promote smoke alarms
03/26/2018
Quad-City fire officials want residents to take advantage of their departments' programs
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Law enforcement camp students learn about traffic enforcement with a radar gun
Law enforcement camp is June 11-15
03/02/2018
The week-long camp is for high school and college students interested in a career as a police officer
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Mayor Frank Klipsch gives the 2018 State of the City address
Mayor gives state of the city address
02/05/2018
Davenport is thriving, vibrant and strong as it enters 2018, Klipsch says
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Davenport U citizens academy logo
Registration open for Davenport U
01/18/2018
The nine-week program is on Mondays starting March 26
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Davenport Fire Department uniform patch
Fire marshal candidate list released
01/09/2018
Six named to list that will be submitted to Civil Service Commission for approval Wednesday
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DFD Engineer Rick Albert holds Owen Perry, who he helped deliver on Dec. 26, and Owen's family, parents Hillary and Casey Perry and brother Wyatt Perry.
Baby born at firehouse
01/08/2018
Station 8 firefighters return to station and deliver baby in rushed labor with no complications
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Map of proposed industrial park at Interstate 280 and West Locust Street
City looks at future developments
01/05/2018
City Council recently heard plans for industrial park at I-280/West Locust and mixed-use along north Elmore Avenue
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Davenport Police logo of combined badge and patch of the department.
DPD, state partner on tobacco compliance
01/02/2018
Police pledge through I-Pledge program with Iowa ABD to boost compliance rate in 2018
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A giant snowflake and two slightly smaller snowflakes have been installed at Vander Veer Botanical Park.
Snowflakes installed at Vander Veer
12/19/2017
Through a partnership with Davenport West High School welding students, the festively-lit park is even brighter
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City Hall cornerstone
City Closings for Christmas
12/18/2017
Most offices closed for holiday observance
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Davenport Police logo of combined badge and patch of the department.
County Attorney finds shooting justified
12/14/2017
Reasonable force used by DPD officers in Nov. 19 fatal shooting that involved "heroic" action
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Alderman Jason Gordon, At-large, receives a framed photo collage from Mayor Frank Klipsch during his last City Council meeting.
Council bids farewell to Ald. Jason Gordon
12/14/2017
After four terms, he decided not to run for re-election; JJ Condon takes his place when City Council reconvenes in January
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Socks line the fence that runs along the front of City Hall.
Staff provides socks, gloves
12/08/2017
Clothing articles are being placed on fences at City Hall for people in need; donations of items also being accepted
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Main Street Landing viewed from the Skybridge following concrete demolition
Council gets riverfront update
12/05/2017
Casino boat, barge are now gone so work can begin next spring on the first stage of the project, a flexible use space.
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Firefighters Jason Carrillo and Carter Oltman were targets for pies by Adams Elementary School students learning fire safety and prevention.
Students learn fire safety by pie
12/04/2017
DFD firefighters take pies to the face as way to teach fire safety to elementary school students
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Lt. Brian Lewis, Engineer Carrie Kimmel and Firefighter Ben Weinstein stand in front of wreaths hung on DFD's Central Station.
Wreaths hung at Central Fire
12/01/2017
The evergreen wreaths give the building, built in 1901, a festive air
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Promotional poster for Davenport Police Senior Light Tour
DPD light tour is Dec. 11
12/01/2017
Event has drawn more than 500 for this holiday ride-along
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Davenport Police Department badge and patch
DPD offers holiday shopping tips
11/28/2017
The crime prevention bureau wants to keep you and your package safe during the shopping season
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Firefighter practices a driving maneuver in a fire truck
DFD practices defensive driving
11/28/2017
Firefighters refresh their defensive driving skills annually on a six-station course
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Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch, East Moline Mayor Reggie Freeman and Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms, along with Davenport Aldermen Mike Matson and Jason Gordon talk about Hidden Heroes.
Cities proclaim Hidden Heroes
11/17/2017
Quad-Cities mayors
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A photo of westbound one-way West 4th Street
One-ways to two-ways discussed
11/15/2017
Downtown Davenport Partnership makes plea to council to convert 3rd and 4th streets to two-way traffic
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Davenport Police Department awards graphic for awards ceremony of Nov. 14, 2017
DPD gives out commendations
11/14/2017
16 officers received awards, while three promotions and three retirements also recognized
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Stacks of leather-bound books wait to go on sale by the Friends of the Davenport Public Library
Estate book sale starts Friday
11/13/2017
More than 1,000 books that include over-sized, and coffee table books on art and birds were received last month
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Mayor Frank Klipsch gets interviewed by Reuters News Service during a conference in Bonn, Germany
Mayor represents city in Germany
11/13/2017
He is attending a United Nations climate change conference as co-chair of Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative
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2017 Halloween Parade trophies ready to be handed out
Halloween parade winners announced
11/08/2017
City Council handed out 10 trophies to a dance troop, businesses, youth groups and Davenport Fire
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U.S. flag flies from a Davenport Fire Department ladder truck
Veterans Day parade and other observances
11/08/2017
Events on Friday and Saturday commemorate service of America's veterans
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Plaque showing Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Finance Department wins award
11/08/2017
Finance Department has won award for more than 20 straight years
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Davenport Police Officer Brandon Askew
New DPD officer swearing in
11/07/2017
Officer Brandon Askew joins PD from Rock Island County Sheriff's Department
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The color guard leads the Veterans Day parade
Veterans Day parade is Friday
11/06/2017
Celebrate our veterans when the event steps off at 10 a.m. from West 4th Street and Western Avenue
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U.S. flag flies from a Davenport Fire Department ladder truck
Veterans Day closings
11/06/2017
Many City offices closed Friday; library branches are open Friday, but closed Saturday
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View of Freight House from the south.
City seeks Freight House RFPs
11/03/2017
Open houses to see space are Nov. 9 and 14 with deadline for requests on Nov. 29
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Police recruitment graphic of officer with squad car stating "Be the light in the dark"
DPD seeks applicants
11/02/2017
Application period is open through Dec. 1 with four applicant workshops scheduled in November
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A view of Main Street Landing from the Skybridge
Riverfront demolition considered
11/01/2017
Council also has a $5.6 million budget amendment to fund police officers, fire truck and rail line work at transload facility
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Davenport Fire Department logo
DFD's ISO score improves
10/31/2017
Drop in score from 3 to 2 is expected to lower commercial property premiums when it goes into effect next year
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Davenport firefighter carrying a hose that is dripping water from the nozzle
Investigation into weekend fire continues
10/30/2017
A Davenport family is homeless following a weekend trailer fire.
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The engineer rides along with the Polar Express in the Halloween Parade.
Halloween parade fun
10/28/2017
The annual event stepped off in chilly weather but offered plenty of candy and spooky costumes
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Side view of black and white Davenport squad car
Davenport Police recover stolen vehicle: charge juveniles
10/27/2017
Davenport Police charge juveniles and recover stolen vehicle following crash
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