The Cities with News 8's Jim Mertens is a product of WQAD News 8 and WQPT PBS.
What's going on in the Quad Cities, activities, events, fun, politics, sports, local issues and opinions.
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Jim talks with Illinois State Sen. Win Stoller of Peoria about the passage of the state budget