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City of Davenport

After a nationwide search, a member of the Davenport Fire Department will become its next chief. Tuesday City Administrator Corri Spiegel announced she's chosen Michael Carlsten. 

file / MGN Online

Davenport police have released the name of a woman killed during an overnight shooting.

Tori Charnetzki / WVIK News

Davenport is preparing for high water along its long riverfront. People can pick up sandbags at the public works building located at 232 South Marquette Street.

submitted / Iowa Department of Transportation

Fishermen, water skiers, wake boarders, sailors, and other boaters should be careful when traveling near a construction zone in the Quad Cities. That zone is located on the Mississippi River between Bettendorf and Moline, upstream from the I-74 bridge.

That's where Lunda Construction and other contractors are building the new, interstate bridge.

The Rock Island County Health Department can help people qualify for medical marijuana. Monday it announced joining a statewide program to help the Illinois Department of Public Health.

submitted / City of Bettendorf

Bettendorf will soon have a new police chief. Next month, Phil Redington will retire after working for the city for 41 years.

Michelle O'Neill reports Redington was a junior at St. Ambrose University in Davenport when he got hired to work for the Bettendorf Police Department.

I-74 Mississippi River Bridge website

This week, traffic will change again in Bettendorf due to construction of the I-74 bridge.

Davenport Fire Department

The city of Davenport has narrowed its search for a new Fire Chief from 27 applications to three finalists. / Davenport Civil Rights Commission website

Author Richard Rothstein will speak on Friday at the Davenport Civil Rights Commission's Fair Housing Symposium. Rothstein's book is entitled, "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America." It focuses on discriminatory housing practices and the impact government policies have had on segregation and its lingering effects.

First Army Centennial

Apr 26, 2018

One of the commands based on Arsenal Island is preparing to celebrate its centennial. First Army was formed in 1918, and its headquarters moved to the Quad Cities in 2011.