Midwest Week

Fridays at 6:20 PM

A Friday feature at 6:20 PM, during All Things Considered,  that reviews the major stories with the reporters who covered them.

Illinois Secretary of State

Is there hope for an end to Illinois' long budget impasse ? Can the so-called "grand bargain" end two years of bickering between the governor and leaders of the General Assembly ?

Beth Van Zandt - Muscatine Journal

On Midwest Week, the mayor of Muscatine and the city council have not been getting along - in fact the council is preparing to remove Diana Broderson from office. 

state of Iowa

New rules for collective bargaining are now in effect for thousands of state workers in Iowa.

Illinois Governor's Office

Following the governor's budget message on Wednesday, is there any hope for an end to the long state budget impasse in Illinois ?

WVIK News

After years of planning, and going to court, Rock Island County is ready to build a new courthouse.

Ten X Auctions

Now that it has new owners, residents of Galesburg are wondering what will happen to the Sandburg Mall - a once busy retail hub in Knox County that's mostly empty now.

Sterilite Corporation

In Davenport, a new budget and help for a major new employer are in the works.

Jeff Wendland

While some other professional sports teams have come and gone, hockey has survived, and mostly thrived, in the Quad Cities. The Mallards are now celebrating their 20th season.

On Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Jeff Wendland, sports copy editor for the Dispatch and Rock Island Argus.

You can also hear Midwest Week on WVIK Fridays at 6:20 pm, during All Things Considered. 

Andy Abeyta, Quad City Times

From near extinction, Illinois and Iowa are helping bring back the bison.

state of Iowa

Some new faces, and a new majority, will take over in Des Moines next week when the new legislative session gets underway.

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