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.

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. 

tonight's headlines:

  • Chris Cournoyer of LeClaire has announced her candidacy for the Iowa Senate in District 49,
  • the United Township school board takes its first look tonight at a possible tax levy for next year,
  • and Mr. Thanksgiving prepares for this year's community dinner.

It should be cloudy tonight with patchy fog and a low near 34. Cloudy with light rain Tuesday, high 46.

Cournoyer for State Senate

The owner of a small business and president of the Pleasant Valley School Board is running for the Iowa Senate. Last week, republican Chris Cournoyer, from LeClaire, announced her candidacy in District 49 which is now represented by democrat Rita Hart.

Rising property values should bring in some new revenue for the United Township School District. Monday night the board of education will discuss a proposed tax levy for next year, with final approval set for next month.

tonight's headlines:

  • the Quad Cities will honor veterans tomorrow,
  • the Illinois General Assembly approves a tax credit to help victims of last summer's floods,
  • and a memorial visiting Chicago uses thousands of "pills" to show the impact of the opioid crisis.

the forecast: cloudy tonight with temperatures rising to about 31. Saturday, cloudy, high 42. 

Flood Relief Bill Passes

Nov 10, 2017
Illinois House

The Illinois House and Senate approved legislation this week that would provide an income tax credit to flood victims. And it now goes to the governor for his signature.

QC Honors Veterans

Nov 10, 2017

Veterans Day will be celebrated in the Quad Cities on Saturday.

state of Illinois

On Midwest Week, a very busy veto session is now over for the Illinois General Assembly. 

tonight's headlines:

  • the Davenport Fire Department might have to find a job for a former chief,
  • how a destination marketing fee could help the Quad Cities,
  • and a republican state legislator from the Iowa Quad Cities now has at least one democratic opponent.

Clear and cold tonight, with a low around 16. Sunny on Friday, high near 33.