Wall that Heals Stops in QC

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The "Wall that Heals" is now on display in Moline. The replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. arrived at the campus of Western Illinois University Wednesday, and will stay through Sunday.

Kevin Schmidt, submitted / Mississippi River Distilling Company

The Mississippi River Distilling Company, and its customers, are enjoying the perks of Iowa's reformed liquor law. Co-owner of the LeClaire business, Garrett Burchett, served on the task force that worked out details of the law which went into effect early this month.

Korean War Veterans Memorial

A wreath laying ceremony Thursday will commemorate the end of the Korean War. Members of the Quad Cities chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association will gather in the National Cemetery on Arsenal Island.

The old Putnam building in downtown Davenport has been transformed into a modern luxury hotel that owners hope will attract artists from around the world. / American Red Cross, Quad Cities & West Central Illinois Facebook

Local Red Cross volunteers are helping Illinois and Iowa residents recover from flooding. Executive Director Amber Wood says on Monday, the Quad Cities chapter opened a shelter at the East Moline School District administration building.

No one took advantage of it, but she says volunteers are helping in other ways. On Tuesday, "We served about 40 hot meals to those who were filling sandbags and other individuals."

River Levels Falling

Jul 26, 2017
National Weather Service

Both the Rock and Mississippi Rivers have crested in the Quad Cities, and started to fall. 

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A Tennessee-based company plans to build a psychiatric hospital in Bettendorf after persuading a state council to approve it. Last week, the Iowa Health Facilities Council voted 4 to 1 to give Strategic Behavioral Health permission to provide mental health services from a new, 72-bed hospital.

Dav. Fire Chief on Leave

Jul 25, 2017

The Davenport fire chief has stepped aside, at least temporarily. Tuesday the city announced Lynn Washburn has been placed on paid administrative leave.

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Iowa Workforce Development says last month, Dubuque gained 700 jobs compared to June of last year. The agency says number of seasonal job losses was light and that helped boost job growth. / Iowa Flood Information System

The Mississippi and Rock rivers appear to be cresting today in the Quad Cities. The Iowa Flood Information System shows the Mississippi at Lock and Dam 15 reached 15 ft., 10 in. overnight and this morning. Flood stage is 15 ft. The National Weather Service forecast says it'll fall to flood stage on Thursday. Moderate flooding is expected along the river at Illinois City, with minor flooding forecast at Muscatine.