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Herb Trix / WVIK News

Three businesses have decided to open in Rock Island. One will renovate a 100-year-old building downtown. Another is the construction of a gas station near the city's industrial park. And the third is a new coffee and donut shop on 18th Avenue.

The Clinton County Sheriff's Office says a man accused of killing his parents died in jail over the weekend. Early Sunday morning, a guard found 18-year-old Gavin Glasz hanging by a bed sheet tied to cell bars. And paramedics were not able to revive him. 

Sheriff Rick Lincoln says jail employees found a note written by Glasz, and he doesn't suspect any foul play. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and sheriff's office will investigate the apparent suicide.

One year after a Quad Cities veteran committed suicide, the V-A has announced results of its investigation.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Here is a statement WVIK News received from IL State Senator, Neil Anderson:

"Springfield – Following the Illinois Senate’s vote to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, State Senator Neil Anderson (Andalusia) offered the following comments."

submitted / Clinton County Auditor's office

The Clinton County Courthouse will reopen Friday morning. Last Thursday, it was evacuated after workers found a support beam had fallen on the basement floor. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Davenport residents can help decide what the city's downtown riverfront will look like. 


US Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, will visit the Quad Cities this weekend. He's on a five-state tour called, "Back to Our Roots," to talk to people about the 2018 Farm Bill and how to help rural areas. 

submitted, Nick Camlin / Rock Island County Clerk's office

A couple from East Moline is ready to get married, and they have a photo to prove it. Wednesday morning, Albert Gardner and Kathleen Hunter were the first to take advantage of the Rock Island County Clerk's new, marriage license "selfie station." 

Four days after being placed on administrative leave, Lynn Washburn has lost her job as Davenport Fire Chief. Friday city administrator Corri Spiegel made the announcement in a letter to fire department employees and city officials.

Dav. Fire Chief on Leave

Jul 25, 2017

The Davenport fire chief has stepped aside, at least temporarily. Tuesday the city announced Lynn Washburn has been placed on paid administrative leave.