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 Augie.

National Weather Service

The Mississippi River crested in the Quad Cities on Sunday, and has fallen slightly since then. The National Weather Service says the "high point" was 1 1/2 feet over flood stage, and it should drop to near flood stage by this weekend.

Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department

A "naturalization project" is underway in Rock Island parks. The Parks and Recreation Department has stopped mowing some areas in its parks with a long-term goal of bringing back native plants and grasses, and eliminating invasives.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Jul 2, 2018

Today's headlines:

  • Stanley Liggins' third trial is set for late August in Waterloo.
  • Rock Island parks start a naturalization program.
  • A new addiction clinic has opened in Burlington.

Today's forecast: sunny skies, with a high near 86.


The next trial for Stanley Liggins will be held in two months. This week, a Scott County judge denied several motions to delay his third trial for murder, and suppress some evidence, and set the date for August 28th.

On Midwest Week, after a nine year absence, indoor football makes a successful return to the Quad Cities.

An organization that's helped hundreds of local residents renovate and buy homes is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Thursday the Economic Growth Corporation held a an open house in downtown Rock Island.

The superintendent of the Davenport schools wants to improve security, but will need permission from the state. Wednesday night the board of education approved making an amergency request to the Iowa School Budget Review Committee.

Galesburg Police Department

A tip to Crime Stoppers has led to the arrest of a suspect in the weekend shooting during Railroad Days in Galesburg. The police department says 18 year old Latrell Patterson was arrested Monday night at a home in Galesburg.

National Weather Service

The forecast for the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities has been revised - and will go higher than expected.

Tate Hearing Cancelled

Jun 25, 2018
Davenport School District

Davenport School Superintendent Art Tate will not get his "day in court" after all. Tuesday's hearing before an administrative law judge has been cancelled because the administrative law judge has already found him guilty.