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.

The next step in an effort to plan the future of Mercer County will be taken this weekend. The group called Mercer County Better Together will hold an open house on Sunday at the fairgrounds in Aledo.

On Midwest Week, why one of our most popular sports might be "under siege."

Unemployment in the Quad Cities fell again in July - from 5.3 per cent a year ago to 4.4 per cent last month - a drop of nearly one full percentage point. 

Illinois State Police

A quarter century after Iowa college student Tammy Zywicki was abducted in Illinois and found murdered in Missouri, authorities again are asking for the public's help in trying finally to solve the case.  

CDC

Slowly but surely, old lead water service lines to homes in Galesburg are being replaced. 

While finally having a state budget for Illinois is good news, there's a cost for local governments and residents. The new budget includes a sales tax collection fee of 2 per cent, meaning the state will keep some of the revenue generated by local sales taxes.

A judge is expected to rule soon in the bitter dispute between the Muscatine city council and mayor, and whether she should keep her job.

A bittersweet celebration was held Thursday at Genesis Medical Center in Silvis. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Illini Hospital Auxiliary, but the group is disbanding.

Final Vote on Costco

Aug 16, 2017
City of Davenport

A third and final vote could be held Wednesday night by the Davenport city council on plans by Costco to build a new store in the city. 

Fairmount Cemetery

The state of Iowa has stepped in to save a Davenport cemetery with financial problems. The Iowa Insurance Division has been appointed receiver of the Fairmount Cemetery, and has  chosen another cemetery in the city, Pine Hill, to manage it.

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