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Buyer for QC Landmark

Jun 29, 2017
wvik

A multi-site, multi-state church in the Quad Cities is expanding. Thursday Heritage Church announced plans to buy the former Kone building in downtown Moline, known for its iconic test tower along the riverfront.

Moody's Investors Service

The City of Rock Island's credit rating is getting worse. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

It's a very big shake-up in the history of newspaper publishing in the Quad Cities. Lee Enterprises, owner of the Quad City Times, announced Monday morning it's buying the Dispatch and Argus.


WVIK News

A year and-a-half after it was first announced, and a year after it was supposed to open, a new grocery store is finally ready to open in downtown Rock Island. This week people can begin shopping at the Healthy Harvest Urban Farms Market on 2nd Avenue. 

submitted / Viola Home Telephone Company, Jay Barton

One rural village in Illinois isn't waiting for a big company to improve phone, television, and internet services. The Viola Home Telephone Company will begin a project to bring the speed and bandwidth of fiber optic cable to its customers.

Welcome Back, Lunardi's

Jun 15, 2017
Lunardi's

Six months after fire closed a popular Quad Cities restaurant, it's re-opened. A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday in Davenport for Lunardi's Italian Restaurant.

A former employee of John Deere will go to prison for cheating the company. Tuesday in federal court in Rock Island, Harvey Ulfers was sentenced to two years and nine months following his guilty pleas to wire fraud and money laundering.

Downtown Davenport Partnership

Millions of dollars worth of new projects were completed in downtown Davenport this year, and millions more are under construction. That was the message Thursday during the annual meeting of the Downtown Davenport Partnership. 

Campaign to "Hire Local"

Jun 8, 2017
Local 25 Plumbers and Pipefitters

"Quad City Built, Quad City Strong" - that's the slogan for a new campaign promoting the benefits of hiring local workers. The campaign, in print, television, on billboards, and in social media is sponsored by Local 25 in Rock Island of the Plumbers and Pipefitters union.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

This spring, John Deere has been showing off next year's new product lines, which include a new, S-700 combine series. This morning at the Harvester Works in East Moline, company employees hosted dozens of reporters from all over the country for Deere Media Day.


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