Robert Brod

WVIK Amy Helpenstell Fellow

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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.

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

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

Jun 12, 2018

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.

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

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.

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

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.