Illinois Department of Corrections

The state prison in East Moline is on lockdown following the weekend attack against a guard by an inmate. About 2 am Saturday, a female guard was hit in the head several times with a rock. She was first sent to a hospital for treatment, and is now resting at home. 

News headlines for the morning of September 18

'Welcome To Davenport' mural by Johnnie Cluney
Carolyn Martin / WVIK

Longtime WVIK listeners might remember the program Art Talks. It was hosted by the late Bruce Carter and featured interviews with local painters, musicians, and writers.

Now, as part of our efforts to enhance coverage of the local art scene, we'll bring you Talking Art, a segment during Morning Edition.

Anniversary of the Black Hawk Treaty

Sep 16, 2017

Gilda's Club Quad Cities

A researcher with decades of experience in family behavioral studies has chosen Gilda's Club of the Quad Cities as the site for her next field study.

Carl Sandburg College

The year-long celebration of Carl Sandburg College's 50th anniversary will end this weekend. 

Illinois Capitol
State of Illinois

On Midwest Week, for the first time in many, many years, Illinois has reformed its school funding formula, but it wasn't easy.


In 2015, Rock Island-based KJWW Engineering Consultants merged with a California company to become IMEG Corp., which now has more than 30 locations worldwide. 

News headlines for the morning of September 15, 2017

submitted / Palmer College of Chiropractic

Palmer College of Chiropractic honored a local donor this morning during a ribbon cutting for its new fitness center. The former Alumni Auditorium has been renovated, and is now called the Richard Bittner Athletic and Recreation Center.