Herb Trix

News Director, Host All Things Considered and Midwest Week

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.

While a graduate student in the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield (then known as Sangamon State University), he got his first taste of public radio, covering Illinois state government for WUIS.

Here in the Quad Cities, Herb worked for WHBF Radio before coming to WVIK in 1987. Herb also produces the weekly public affairs feature Midwest Week – covering the news behind the news by interviewing reporters about the stories they cover.

Herb resides in Moline with his wife Diane, and their dog Sally.

Employees of an eastern Iowa steel mill want to help the less fortunate residents of their community. Tuesday SSAB Iowa will pledge 80,000 dollars to the United Way of Muscatine. 

Cheri Bustos

Several months after first being mentioned as a possible candidate for governor of Illinois, Cheri Bustos has decided against it. Monday the congresswoman from East Moline and the 17th District said she will run for re-election next year instead.

Vanguard

Residents of Bettendorf will soon find out if the value of their property has gone up, and if their tax bills will increase. A re-appraisal of all 14,000 homes in the city has just been completed and new assessment notices are in the mail.  

The Bettendorf city council is nearly ready to fill a vacant seat. Monday night, during a committee of the whole meeting, aldermen will interview six finalists to replace Gary Mohr who resigned his at-large seat after winning election to the Iowa House.

Deere & Company

Earnings fell but sales and revenue rose for Deere and Company during its first quarter. 

Illinois Governor's Office

Following the governor's budget message on Wednesday, is there any hope for an end to the long state budget impasse in Illinois ?

EMEA

After about ten months of negotiations, and threats of a strike, teachers in the East Moline School District have a new contract. Thursday members of the East Moline Education Association ratified the tentative agreement that had been reached with the school board just one day earlier. 

Spring Flood Outlook

Feb 16, 2017

Chances of flooding along the Mississippi River are slightly higher than normal this spring. In its first flood outlook, the National Weather Service says one of the usual factors, snow melt, should not be a problem this year, but as spring approaches, the Mississippi especially is already at a higher than normal level.

Hoping to better protect the environment and promote environmental education, some local groups have formed the Quad Cities Earth Coalition. 

city of Davenport

Hoping to make them more efficient, and up-to-date, Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch wants to re-organize the city's 21 boards and commissions. Wednesday night aldermen will discuss his proposal.

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