Jack Daily News Archives for 2018-11

Moline Police Arrest Teenager with a Gun Near Two Local Schools

Moline High School and Seton Catholic School were placed on a brief lockdown this morning just after 8:30 Am. According to a release from the Moline Police Department, officers responded to the area of 1900 Block of 12th Street following a call to 911 that stated a male suspect was threatening the mother of his child with a handgun. As police arrived on the scene two men appeared to exit a car and begin a foot chase near the intersection of 12th and 19th street. Police were later able to catch up with 19 year old Freddie M. Bass of Cordova, Illinois and arrest him for Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons. The other suspect who fled from police was also captured but was determined by investigators to not have been involved in the initial assault. Moline High School and Seton Catholic School were placed on lockdown as a precaution because the suspect was so near each of the schools but neither school was under a direct threat. 


Longtime Bettendorf Alderman Debe Lamar Has Died

5 term Bettendorf City Council Alderwoman Debe Lamar has passed away. The City of Bettendorf sent out this press release: 


It is with great sadness that the City of Bettendorf announces the passing of 3rd Ward Alderman Debe LaMar, who died on November 29, 2018 following a brave battle with cancer.

“With Debe‘s passing, we lost a dear friend and tireless community advocate. Until her last day, Debe continued to fight for what’s right and represent not only her ward, but the entire community with passion, dignity and respect. She will be sorely missed,” said Mayor Bob Gallagher.

City Administrator Decker Ploehn adds, “Debe was a great grass roots council member, serving the community that she grew up in. She also fought hard for the “little guy.” I was inspired to watch Debe grow through the years to become a seasoned Alderman, serving her constituents with pride and devotion.”

Ms. LaMar has been on the City Council since 1998, serving five terms. She served under three mayors and was Mayor Pro-tem for seven years. One of her proudest accomplishments was the splash pad at Lincoln Park, which was dedicated to her in June of this year.

Ms. LaMar is survived by her son Hunter, sister, Sandra, and father, Ronald. She was 61 years-old.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.