During its council meeting Wednesday, Davenport Mayor Mike Matson said the city would open an investigation into claims made by Ald. Tim Kelly about a fellow alderman using the n-word after a city meeting in August.
The River Bend Food Bank’s 37th Student Hunger Drive will kick off next week, and event organizers say the Student Hunger Drive is paramount to increasing the food bank’s supplies and varieties of food to distribute to community members.
Davenport Ald. Tim Kelly has accused another councilman of using the n-word after a city meeting in August. Now more than a month later, Kelly says he’s coming forward because nothing is being done. Kelly said fellow alderman, Robbie Ortiz, made the comments during an informal chat in council chambers after a meeting in August.
After 36 and a half years, the owners of The Windmill Family Restaurant, a long-time East Moline family dining staple that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner specials with dine-in and carry-out options, have announced plans for new ownership.
Ald. Tim Kelly said last week he’d heard fellow council members using racist terms. On Monday, pastors and community organizers said city leaders haven’t responded and that the matter deserves more attention.