The Channel Cat Water Taxi will carry its last passengers of the year, this weekend. Operated by MetroLINK, the Channel Cat has carried nearly 44,000 people since Memorial Day.

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The Quad-City Times is hosting a forum on open government and public records. 

News headlines for the morning of October 13, 2017

On Midwest Week, to understand the 2016 election, look no further than Henry County, Illinois.

Dick Stahl talks talks to his wife, Helen, about his lifelong infatuation with the Mississippi River as part of The Great Quad Cities Listen.

Ellen and David Martin join The Great Quad Cities Listen to discuss Ellen's family history in the Quad Cities area.

City of Davenport

A longtime member of the Davenport Fire Department has died. Fire Marshall Mike Hayman died Thursday afternoon after suffering what's called "a serious medical issue" late Wednesday night or early Thursday  morning.

tonight's headlines:

  • Their union says attacks against Illinois prison guards have jumped 50 per cent.
  • One of the democrats running for Illinois governor has dropped out of the race.
  • The Augustana College board of trustees has a new chair.
  • and in Moline, Lutheran and Catholic churches celebrate the 500th anniversary of the reformation.

The forecast for tonight: becoming partly cloudy, low 53. Tomorrow partly sunny, high 73.


Even though Augustana College has changed a great deal since he was a student, the role of trustees has not. That's according to John Murabito, the incoming chair of the board of trustees. 

Diocese of Davenport

A health expert, author, and human rights activist is this year's winner of the Pacem in Terris, Peace and Freedom Award. Widad Akreyi was born in the Kurdish region of Iraq, and as a child witnessed the genocidal campaign by Saddam Hussein against the Kurds in the late 1980's.