News / I-74 River Bridge

People will soon be able to experience traveling over, and under, the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge. A couple of years ago, the Iowa Department of Transportation hired Iowa State University to create a virtual reality program. And it'll open at the Moline Public Library on Friday.

New Tax Law Helps HNI

Feb 12, 2018

Thanks in part to the new tax law, earnings rose last year for HNI Corporation. The Muscatine-based maker of office furniture and fireplaces reports a profit of $2 per share in 2017, compared with $1.88 the previous year.

The second annual GAS Feed & Seed Festival will be held February 15-17 in Davenport, featuring 20 bands, playing in two locations over three fun-filled nights. 

Dr. Christopher Whitt has worked as a change maker in the Quad Cities community for over a decade. He recently accepted the opportunity to take on the role of the inaugural Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

submitted / USFWS

Pelicans living on Mississippi River islands are in danger of losing their habitat to erosion. But officials who take care of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge have applied for federal funds to help restore five islands where thousands of pelicans live.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018

today's headlines:

  • a new study on the possible impact of closing just one lock along the upper Mississippi River,
  • a prediction that farm income will be the lowest since 2006,
  • and Government Bridge will be closed to vehicles from this morning through Wednesday. night.

The forecast: it should be sunny today, with a high around 23. 

Communityworks and the Quad Cities

Feb 10, 2018

(R) Ill. Air National Guard, (I) Ill. Gen. Assembly

On Midwest Week, the upcoming republican primary for governor of Illinois.

Joy and Gaye Shannon were new to the Quad Cities when they became students at Rock Island High School in the early 1970s. 

It was a time when political tension and unfair treatment of African American students persisted in schools. In 1972, this angst resulted in a week of unrest at Rock Island High School — often referred to as the Rocky riots.