Thursday, March 22, 2018

20 minutes ago

Today's headlines:  

- Candidates in Iowa prepare for their primary in June,

- While Illinois candidates get ready for the general election next fall.

- The Gathering of the Green attracts thousands from all over the country.

Today...Mostly sunny with a high around 52 degrees. 

The collaboration between Jason Platt, a local freelance illustrator, and Mark Zyla, Director of Education and Community Outreach for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) resulted in the production of an illustrated video telling the story behind Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique ( The video was released in a five-part series, corresponding to the five symphonic movements, just prior to the “Postcards from Paris” performance in October of 2017 by the QCSO.

Tori Charnetzki / WVIK News

Tractor enthusiasts gather to celebrate 100 years of John Deere and get to know some folks. This week the River Center is hosting "The gathering of the green" a convention dedicated to historical John Deere tractors. For the next few days convention will host Tours, workshops, vendors, and of course tractors.

Today in the Quad Cities:

  • Gov. Rauner will campaign in Moline at 6 pm a day after barely winning the GOP primary.
  • After an overwhelming victory in the democratic primary, Rock Island County Sheriff, Gerry Bustos, will get ready to face his republican opponent, Keko Martinez, in the fall election. 
  • And democrat Fred Hubbell, who's running for Iowa governor, visits with supporters in Wapello, Bettendorf, Maquoketa, and Dubuque.

Sunny, this afternoon, with a high around 45.

Andy McGuire

One of the many candidates for governor of Iowa is a doctor and former state chair of the democratic party. After filing for the June primary ballot last week, Andy McGuire plans to visit all 99 counties in the state.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • Bustos wins democratic nomination for RI County sheriff,
  • former assistant attorney general for Iowa is running for state auditor,
  • and the Corps of Engineers plans to rehab Steamboat Island.

Cloudy at first today then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 46.

After losing three times, the fourth time turned out to be the "charm" for the proposed public safety sales tax in Henry County. It was approved in Tuesday's voting by 59 to 37 per cent.

Bustos Wins Easily

Mar 20, 2018

The race for Rock Island County sheriff in Tuesday's primary election turned out not to be very close at all. Incumbent Gerry Bustos easily won the democratic nomination with 80 per cent of the vote, over former sheriff Jeff Boyd who finished with 20 per cent.

submitted / Rob Sand Campaign

An attorney who grew up in Decorah is running for State Auditor in Iowa. Over the last seven years, democrat Rob Sand says he learned a lot about financial crime while working for the Iowa Attorney General. The former Assistant Attorney General prosecuted tax credit fraud during the Iowa film office scandal, and led the prosecution of a multi-state, lottery-fixing scheme.

An End to Nesting Season

Mar 20, 2018

Nesting season ended early this year for eagles living near the Arconic plant in the Quad Cities. The lone egg being taken care of by Liberty and Justice, the long-time nesting pair outside the plant of Riverdale, apparently was damaged last week.