News headlines for the morning of November 20, 2017


More than 60 years after they became one-way through downtown Davenport, city officials are considering restoring 3rd and 4th streets to two-way traffic. 

Work begins Monday night on next year's budget for the Rock Island city council. City staff will present a proposed 117 million dollar spending plan.

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Two Davenport police officers and a third person at the scene of a burglary were injured early Sunday morning. 

Carolyn Martin talks with Michelle and Joe Stroehle, co-owners of River Bend Retro, about mid-century modern design. 

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The Spirit of Arsenal Island

Nov 18, 2017

tonight's headlines:

  • after two years of construction the new Savanna-Sabula bridge opens,
  • Davenport looks at restoring two-way traffic to two major downtown streets,
  • and Madison Keys returns home to continue her fight against bullying.

Cloudy with showers and fog, low near 40, Breezy with rain on Saturday, and falling temperatures. 

IL DOT Regional Engineer, Ali Mansour, celebrates the new bridge opening with IL State Rep. Tony McCombie (from Savanna).
Jennifer von Kaenel

The new Savanna Sabula Bridge over the Mississippi River officially opens tonight. This afternoon, the Illinois and Iowa departments of transportation held a ribbon cutting to mark the opening of the $80 million bridge. 

The Quad Cities has joined a national program to honor, and help, people who take care of wounded, ill, and injured veterans. "Hidden Heroes" supports military caregivers, is sponsored nationwide by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, and already has chapters in more than 100 cities.