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Illinois Department of Transportation, I-74 River Bridge Project

While crews continue to build the new I-74 bridge over the Mississippi River, drivers should be prepared for detours and delays in Moline. This morning, the city and Illinois DOT previewed several projects that will change traffic downtown and along the highway from the river south to the Avenue of the Cities.


One of the busiest streets in Rock Island will be re-surfaced, we just don't know when. 

Rock Island County GOP

Republicans in Rock Island County will have lots of candidates to vote for in Tuesday's primary. While democrats will have a full slate.

Mike Steffen, Chair of the GOP Central Committee, says nine republican candidates are running for county board. So, there are only four districts without a GOP candidate. In county-wide races, Steffen found candidates for all except Treasurer and Regional Superintendent of Schools.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

In Tuesday's primary, voters in Rock Island County will choose the democratic nominee for sheriff. And their choice is between current Sheriff Gerry Bustos and former sheriff, Jeff Boyd.

Michelle O'Neill reports it's been three-and-a-half years since Bustos was sworn in, one day after Boyd stepped down after making a deal with the Illinois Attorney General.

Shots Fired in Davenport

Mar 13, 2018
Davenport Police Department

A Davenport police officer shot and injured a suspect early this morning, but the man is expected to live.

Work on John Deere Road is set to begin again, and the first sign will be a detour next week. On Monday, the Illinois Department of Transportation will close the I-74 ramp to go east on John Deere Road. Then, within the next two weeks, traffic will be moved to the new lanes of John Deere Road. / Sauk Valley Community College

A Savanna state lawmaker wants to help Illinois create jobs and retain workers. Representative Tony McCombie has introduced three bills in the House to boost economic development in the state.

submitted / Moline Police Department

A Wisconsin woman has been arrested for the death of a Moline man who overdosed on an opioid late last year.

Twenty-five-year-old Kayla Kundert, of Brooklyn, was arrested on Saturday by the Green County, Wisconsin Sheriff's Department.

The Rauner Budget

Feb 23, 2018
state of Illinois

On Midwest Week, a closer look at Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's budget address, as he faces what could be a tough battle in the primary election.

It should be easy to vote early in the Illinois primary election for residents of Rock Island County.