Robert Brod WVIK Amy Helpenstell Fellow Saturday, June 23, 2018 By Robert Brod • Jun 23, 2018 Today's headlines: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says there are 66 migrant children being held in Illinois, Iowa State Senator Rita Hart gives up her seat in the legislature, and Governor Bruce Rauner criticizes black legislators. Forecast for today: Partly cloudy and 82 degrees. Friday, June 22, 2018 By Robert Brod • Jun 22, 2018 Today's headlines: Red Cross volunteers assist Davenport flood victims. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling's impact on digital purchases in Iowa. The Quad Cities' new minor league hockey team decides on a name. Today's forecast: 60% chance of rain with a high of 68 degrees. Thursday, June 21, 2018 By Robert Brod • Jun 21, 2018 Today's headlines: Police and firefighters search for a missing girl in the Rock River. The USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships will be held in Des Moines this weekend. Illinois honors four local immigrant groups. Forecast for today: a flash flood watch is in effect until tomorrow morning. 90% chance of heavy rain and thunderstorms, with a high of 74 degrees. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 By Robert Brod • Jun 20, 2018 Today's headlines: Gov. Reynolds condemns President Trump's China tariffs, The River Bandits secure a playoff spot, and a Chicagoland restaurant considers coming to the Quad Cities. Today's forecast: a high of 80 degrees, with a 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms. Saturday, June 16, 2018 By Robert Brod • Jun 16, 2018 Today's headlines: the Quad Cities experience the first heat wave of the summer, President Trump chooses an Illinois senator to be ambassador to Kenya, and Eastern Iowa is still recovering from the 2008 Flood. Forecast for today: sunny with a high of 92. Roberts Murder Reward By Robert Brod • Jun 12, 2018 Crimestoppers Authorities are asking for our help in solving a recent homicide in Davenport. Tuesday, Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information regarding the death of Jason Roberts. Rock Island Hopes to Turn Vacant Lots into Family Homes By Robert Brod • Jun 12, 2018 City of Rock Island Rock Island wants to fill some vacant lots with homes and families. Tuesday night, the city will kick off the H.O.M.E. Program. Friday, June 8, 2018 By Robert Brod • Jun 8, 2018 Today's headlines: Updated plans for the Thomson prison, Deere goes to court to protect its patents, and Scott Community College dedicates its new campus in downtown Davenport. It should be cloudy today with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a high near 84. Thomson Prison Announces Future Plans By Robert Brod • Jun 7, 2018 US Bureau of Prisons The Thomson Prison in northwest Illinois is preparing for what officials call the "final phase of activation." This week, they announced plans to fully open the federal prison by late next year. Thursday, June 7, 2018 By Robert Brod • Jun 7, 2018 Today's headlines: There's a settlement between Burlington and the family of Autumn Steele, Governor Rauner defends his help for the Quincy veterans home, and Circa 21 announces the lineup for its 42nd season. It should be partly sunny today with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, and a high of 88.