One of the democratic candidates for governor will kickoff a statewide tour this weekend in eastern Iowa. Starting in Iowa City on Sunday, Fred Hubbell plans to hold 14 stops, over four days, focused on the economy.

City of Rock Island

Longtime John Deere Classic volunteer Charles "Chuck" Austin III is being honored as the PGA Tour's Volunteer of the Year.

Trustees of Black Hawk College have chosen an interim president who'll take over in January. On Thursday the board announced Doctor John Erwin will replace Bettie Truitt after she retires at the end of this month.


After recently setting records, passenger traffic has been falling this year at the Quad City Airport. And it's "fighting back" with an advertising campaign and a trip calculator.

News headlines for the morning of December 8, 2017

An ex-skinhead will be the keynote speaker at a symposium against hate this weekend in the Quad Cities. 

Lorian and Kai Swanson attend a QCSO Pops concert.
Courtesy of Kai Swanson

Lorian Swanson and her son, Kai, join the Great Quad Cities Listen to remember Richard "Swanie" Swanson.  

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Back in 2001, the National Association of Sports Officials published a 42-page manifesto titled 'How to Get and Keep Officials.' It reported that 90 percent of states and sanctioning organizations faced a shortage of officials in nearly every sport.

Now, 16 years later, the situation hasn't improved. In fact, the shortage is now worse in both Illinois and Iowa. 

tonight's headlines:

  • Illinois residents will pay a "blended" rate on their state returns due next year,
  • new TSA rules are going into effect for electronics,
  • and Genesis Health System dedicates a history wall at its east campus in Davenport.

Mostly clear overnight with a low near 13. Sunny on Friday, high 34. 


150 years of history in 100 feet - that's the new display unveiled Thursday at Genesis Health System's east campus in Davenport.