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Plans for a New Bridge

Nov 18, 2014
Illinois Department of Transportation

An old bridge across the Mississippi River between Iowa and Illinois will soon be replaced. Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing and open house on its plans to build a new bridge that'll carry US 52 between Sabula, Iowa and Savanna, Illinois.

WVIK Staff

Thousands of workers in Illinois should earn a "livable wage," not a minimum wage. That was the message today at news conferences in the Quad Cities and around the state, organized by the Raise Illinois coalition, on the eve of the General Assembly's veto session.

Life Fitness Center

Bettendorf is thinking about the future of its recreation facilities. This month, the parks and recreation department is asking residents to participate in an online survey about the Splash Landing Aquatic Center, Goettsch Community Center, and Life Fitness Center.

WVIK Staff

A key project in the multi-year effort to reduce congestion on John Deere Road is nearly finished. The new overpass at 38th Street in Moline is open, but its connection to the nearby stores and restaurants is not yet done.

City of Davenport

A former school in Davenport might be turned into apartments for seniors. Wednesday night the city council will consider a proposal to re-zone the vacant Buchanan School on West 6th Street.

Remembering Lane Evans

Nov 10, 2014

Family, friends, and former colleagues and co-workers said good-by today to Lane Evans. The former congressman from Rock Island, who represented western Illinois for 24 years, died last week. 

Friends of Lane Evans

Former Illinois Congressman Lane Evans died Wednesday night, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. 

Friends of Lane Evans

A longtime champion of veterans, family farmers, and working people has died. Last night, former 17th district Congressman Lane Evans passed away after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. 

WVIK Staff

For the third time in just two weeks, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has brought state help to the Quad Cities for major projects. Earlier this month it was low interest loans for water and sewer projects, and to design a new building for Western Illinois University - today it was money for the new I-74 bridge. 

Preventing floods in Galesburg could cost more money for residents. At public meetings tonight and tomorrow, city officials will talk with property owners about a proposed stormwater utility fee.