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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reveal name of their fourth child

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed their fourth child together, tweeting a photo of Psalm West Friday.

Kardashian also included this message from Kanye:

Beautiful Mother’s Day

With the arrival of our fourth child

We are blessed beyond measure

We have everything we need

Psalm West

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 17, 2019

The announcement followed news that their surrogate had given birth May 9, with Kim tweeting last Friday, “He’s here and he’s perfect!”

Kim and Kanye, 41, have three other children together: Chicago, Saint, and North.

Davenport Civil Rights Commission’s makeup could be decided by a judge

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DAVENPORT, Iowa -- At Thursday's special meeting of the Davenport Civil Rights Commission, there was at least one point of agreement.

"Fortunately, the legality of the four new commissioners has not been questioned," said Lee Gaston, who is one of three new members appointed to the seven-member panel by Mayor Frank Klipsch in December.

He was referring to commissioners Michael Liendo, Erie Johnson, Ruby Mateos and Linda Gilman, all appointed by Mayor Klipsch in April, and present on Friday, May 17.

With the four new members forming a quorum, Gaston said he would abstain from voting at the meeting.

"I’m willing to not participate so the commission can move forward. I believe if any of the former commissioners participate it taints any decision the commission takes," he said.

He said one of those commissioners who was also present at the meeting, Susan Greenwalt, should have recused herself as well.

"I don’t believe she’s legal. She believes she is," he said.

Greenwalt's term expired in December, but she and two others have refused to vacate their seats, citing technical and political reasons.

"It hasn't been done according to the law," she said of the Mayor's December appointments.

"[The mayor] had a city council meeting on December 12, and he presented three commissioners, and they voted, but it was two days after the time frame." She said the appointment should have been made within 10 days.

"The city council wanted to do a takeover. It is to be kept an independent agency," she said of the commission.

The board has moved to elect a new chair at a special meeting and training for new members set for May 31, but Greenwalt said she'll stay on as commissioner until a neutral party can settle the matter.

"I’ll still be a commissioner, just not the chair, until it’s settled in court," she said.

Gaston in a statement provided to the media said, "the circus atmosphere created by the obstruction and delaying tactics, quite likely discourages individuals from bringing their concerns to the commission which is to serve as a protector for all residents, but particularly the marginal and vulnerable."

Nicole Bribriesco-Ledger, one of the four commissioners replaced by Mayor Klipsch's April appointments, has filed a lawsuit against the mayor and the city's handling of the appointment, in Scott County Court.

A hearing has been set for May 24 for a motion to keep the four commissioners on until the court reaches a final decision.

Flood assistance center opens in Carbon Cliff

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CARBON CLIFF- The Red Cross and the Rock Island County Emergency Management are hosting a resource center for those impacted by flooding.

Trained caseworkers will be available to help people create personal recovery plans, navigate paperwork, and locate assistance for their specific disaster-caused needs, such as assistance for groceries, rent, medicine, and other items or services.

Representatives from government, nonprofit, and faith-based disaster relief organizations will also be on hand to assist those directly impacted by flooding.

There will also be agencies that can help those who need long-term recovery assistance such as rebuilding and repairing homes or mold remediation. Individuals and families can meet with agencies for referrals if your family is not eligible for government assistance or if that assistance is inadequate to meet your needs.

There will be free childcare and lunch and dinner will be provided at the Flood Assistance Center in Carbon Cliff.

Individuals and families applying for assistance are required to bring identification showing address and proof of residence to be eligible for assistance from some agencies.

Flood Assistance Center – Illinois Focus

Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22

Hours: 10am-7pm


Carbon Cliff Village Hall

1001 Mansur Avenue

Carbon Cliff, IL. 61239


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