Herb Trix / WVIK News

Moline may open the new bridge to Sylvan Island before Christmas.


Despite its age and condition, the Rock Island County courthouse should be saved. That's according to the Rock Island Preservation Society which says it's eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tori Charnezki / WVIK News

Drivers can look forward to regular traffic patterns along John Deere Road. This morning, the Illinois Department of Transportation and Moline announced crews will return traffic to normal patterns Thursday night.

Interviews will be held soon in the search for new police and fire chiefs for Moline.

Augustana College

A long career in coaching and teaching is about to end. Paul Olson, track and cross country coach at Augustana College, has announced he'll retire next spring.

News headlines for the morning of November 15, 2017

tonight's headlines:

  • work to widen John Deere Road in Moline is nearly finished for this year,
  •  Moline considers selling some riverfront land to a local credit union,
  • and Governor Rauner includes a QC stop as he officially begins his re-election campaign.

It should be cloudy tonight with rain likely, low 44. Gradual clearing on Wednesday, high 53. 


Now that the legislature's veto session is over, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has begun campaigning for a second term. This week, he began visiting companies around the state to tell them how he can help, if re-elected. 

Augustana College

Augustana College plans to renovate another building.  Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, which is adjacent to Centennial Hall, will be turned into a state-of-the-art music building.  

Annette Elizabeth Allen

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is back on Capitol Hill for a House Judiciary Committee hearing about his oversight of the Justice Department.