Local 4 News update: June 8

40th Honor Flight, library petting zoo, IL budget struggle, Heat Awareness Day

MOLINE, Ill. - Stories we're following at Local 4 News:

 

You can welcome home some Quad Cities veterans tonight. The 40th Honor Flight left this morning for Washington D.C. with 95 veterans from WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. For tonight, you'll want to be at the Quad Cities International Airport before 10 p.m. Parking is free. More on QC honor flights here.  

 

40-year-old Shonda Carter of Davenport faces charges of OWI, reckless driving, and driving without insurance after a crash involving a pedestrian. It happened just before 9 last night at the intersection of River Drive and Division Street. An unnamed victim was taken to Genesis Medical Center then airlifted to University Hospital in Iowa City.

 

The Moline library will host a petting zoo for children and families at 9 this morning until 3 this afternoon. It does this only once every two years. The library will also provide children and families with animal and farm -themed books, as well as free educational toys. Briana Collier reports.  

 

Fulton, Illinois, will hold its first "Warm Summer Nights" of the season tonight at Den Besten Park from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be games, music, and free cotton candy and popcorn. Details.  

 

Illinois comptroller Susana Mendoza was in Quad Cities to talk about the 2-year budget impasse. She says the ongoing struggle to pass a budget makes her job harder. Gretta Patrick reports.  

 

Gov. Bruce Rauner says a permanent property tax freeze would help keep homeowners in Illinois. He spoke in front of Moline home yesterday. Krista Burris reports.  

 

ICYMI: Eddie Van Whiskers is our Pet of the Week from the Quad City Animal Welfare Center. Watch here.  

 

Heat Awareness Day in Iowa comes ahead of a weekend with temperatures soaring into the 90s. Click here


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