Benjamin Payne / WVIK

WVIK's Benjamin Payne reports on the official opening of the new Quad Cities field office of the National Weather Service, located next to the Davenport Municipal Airport:

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

If people give as much as last year, total Birdies for Charity donations over 48 years will exceed $100 million. This morning, the John Deere Classic kicked off the fundraiser at Deere and Company headquarters in Moline. Last year, donations totaled $12.3 million.

More help will soon be available in Muscatine for people with mental health issues. Last week, the Robert Young Center celebrated the expansion of its services with a ribbon cutting at its new clinic, and it's scheduled to open officially next week (4/16). / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge website

When real spring weather finally arrives in the Quad Cities, it should make hundreds of construction workers happy.

Michelle O'Neill gives us an update on the I-74 bridge project.

Black Hawk College

Black Hawk College will host the first of four finalists for president Monday and Tuesday. Doctor Rick Pearce will visit the East and Quad Cities campuses for tours, interviews, and community meetings.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Apr 9, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • even though we have no hockey team, season tickets are on sale,
  • Iowa lawmakers want to ban sanctuary cities,
  • and why blue pinwheels are popping up around the Quad Cities.

Today's weather: a 60% chance of rain and snow between 10 a.m. and noon, then a slight chance of rain after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 42.

Happy 200th Birthday, Illinois!

Apr 7, 2018


Employees of Modern Woodmen of America braved the frigid weather to support Child Abuse Awareness Month. Friday afternoon they planted 600 blue pinwheels in the lawn next to the home office in downtown Rock Island.