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New recommendations for expanding Scott County’s jail and building a new juvenile detention center will face tough, long scrutiny by county supervisors. more
Scott County’s gravel roads are firming up beneath a record amount of new gravel and some timely downpours that actually helped, according to Scott County Engineer Jon Burgstrum. more
Two Long Grove residents are interested in filling Al Pawloski’s seat on the city council. more
Scott County Supervisors on June 27 approved Sheriff Tim Lane’s request for three 2019 Ford Explorer Police Interceptors at the same unit price as eight others bought by supervisors in May. more
The national buyer of a homegrown Eldridge engineering firm promises a $7 million expansion and 50 more jobs. more
City Administrator John Dowd officially alerted council members to his planned April 1 retirement after 30 years serving the city. more
Scott County voters opened the eyes of winning candidates who report to elected duty humbled, grateful and energized by the county’s best ever midterm turnout. more
Scott County Supervisors are aiming to borrow $10 million this year for a  new, countywide emergency dispatching system. more
Eldridge voters may be asked twice this March to tax money to fund a proposed North Scott YMCA. more
The Scott County prosecutor’s decision not to file criminal charges means Long Grove and Park View Water and Sanitary District will have to return retirement benefits to former public works director Joel McCubbin and others. more
Developers planning a four-lot subdivision in McCausland are eager to work with North Scott school leaders searching for affordable student-built home sites. But first, McCausland will need to update its zoning ordinance before considering its first new residential subdivision in years. more
An additional million dollars for mental health and more money to hire sheriff’s deputies contributed to a 2019-20 Scott County budget that boosts the property tax levy 5.7 percent, and gives taxpayers the county’s first tax rate increase in at least a decade. more
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