New sanctions against Russia have been imposed by the United States, along with other G7 counties and the European Union.

Democrats in Illinois push legislation they say gets behind the police.

Changes in Iowa’s bottle bill are in the works.

We’ll get to these issues with former Rock Island County Republican Party Chair Bill Bloom and former Rock Island Mayor Mark Schwiebert, a Democrat.

We want to hear from you too, now, with our question of the week: What do you think about changing Iowa’s bottle bill and the potential impact on recycling? Let us know at

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