Stories we’re following at Local 4 News on Thursday, August 31, 2017 

+ The Red Cross here in the Quad Cities is asking for your donations to help with the devastation in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey. Rachel Gollhardt reports on its massive response effort. 

Hy-Vee is also partnering with customers and the Red Cross to raise money for victims of Harvey. It will match customer donations today at any of its stores up to $100,000. 

+ After months of waiting, $6.5-billion will see its way to thousands of districts in the state. Governor Bruce Rauner is set to sign the school funding bill today in Chicago. Lawmakers say it’s a true compromise. No districts will lose money in the new plan. 

+ Electrical lines were disconnected the former Rhythm City Casino barge yesterday, and crews are now working on cutting through pins that hold the ramp to the barge. Everything should be ready to move the barge to Keokuk tomorrow morning. Details

+ Davenport’s Credit Island Park is closed to make way a police training exercise until 4:30 p.m. with limited bike path access. This will happen again for in September and October. Click here for those dates. 

ICYMI: Voters in Bettendorf will cast their ballots in less than two weeks for the school board election, but one candidate in particular is raising eyebrows. Redrick Terry reports on concerns over the former finance director. 

For the latest on QC weather conditions, click here