Monday, May 21, 2018

3 hours ago

Today's headlines:

  • it was another strong quarter for Deere and Company,
  • an arrest for a murder in Bellevue on Christmas 2016,
  • and the Muscatine library closes for a month so it can move to a new site.

Cloudy skies today, with a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms. High near 69.

River Action at the Big Table

May 19, 2018

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

John Deere equipment sold well over the last three months. This morning, the company reported second quarter earnings rose to $1.2 billion or $3.67 per share, compared to $2.50 in the same quarter a year ago.

State of Illinois

On Midwest Week, with just a couple weeks left in the spring session, what has the Illinois General Assembly accomplished so far.

City of Muscatine

The Musser Public Library in Muscatine will close for a month, starting Friday night, and move several blocks to the former headquarters of HNI Corporation. 

Friday, May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • the Dixon High School shooting suspect has been moved from hospital to jail,
  • one expert worries about the impact of expanded sports gambling,
  • and Rock Island County hires a new administrator.

It should be sunny today with a high near 78, and east winds at 10-15 mph.

postcard photograph of the Rock Island County courthouse before its six domes were removed. / Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive

The Rock Island and Moline preservation societies plan to discuss their options in trying to save the Rock Island County courthouse. Tuesday night, the county board announced plans to vote in July on the possible demolition.

Benjamin Payne / WVIK

The author of Where the Wild Things Are—one of the most widely read children's books—now has his own exhibit in the Quad Cities.

Rock Island County

After a long national search, Rock Island County has officially hired a new county administrator. Wednesday  night, the county board voted unanimously to approve a contract with Jim Snider.