MORNING 4: Trump to Iowa, IL Special Session, Costco plans advance, RI library change


Stories we’re following at Local 4 News on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

+ Donald Trump will visit Iowa today for the first time as president. He’ll make two stops in Cedar Rapids: Kirkwood Community College and then a 7 p.m. rally at the U.S. Cellular Center. Local 4 News will be local for you with LIVE coverage leading up to the rally during our 5 and 6 o’clock newscasts. Details.  

+ Illinois is 722 days without a budget, as state lawmakers return to Springfield this morning for a 10-day special session. The two options: a Senate-backed plan, and the new GOP Budget Compromise – which Gov. Rauner supports. Mark Maxwell reports.  

+ Davenport’s Plan and Zoning Commission gave the OK last night for plans to bring in a Costco, despite residents’ worries about increased traffic. The approved plans include widening 53rd Street to five lanes from Brady to Elmore, along with the addition of a north entrance. It now heads to city council on July 5th. Briana Collier reports.  

+ Rock Island’s city council is considering moving the library’s main branch from historic 19th Street downtown location to the Tri-City Jewish Center on 30th Street. Redrick Terry reports some library goers are worried. 

ICYMI: Hawkeye Headquarters: Nicholas Baer back in the Quad Cities. He is working a summer internship to help promote the University. Adam Rosso reports.  

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