Barb Ickes

One year after a Quad Cities veteran committed suicide, the V-A has announced results of its investigation.

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For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, columnist Barb Ickes heads to the top of the Davenport clock tower.

The Putnam Museum in Davenport has exhibits related to archives, regional history, anthropology and natural science.

For the next installment of her off-limits places series, Quad-City Times columnist Barb Ickes takes readers to the basement of the Putnam museum, where thousands of other artifacts are in storage.

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This week, Quad-City Times columnist Barb Ickes is starting a new series exploring "off-limits" places in the Quad Cities area. 

The first installment of the series took her to the underbelly of the I-74 bridge.

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 Quad-City Times columnist Barb Ickes writes about caring for aging parents for this week's "Big Story."

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The story of local veteran who didn't recover from his injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This week on Midwest Week, Herb Trix talks with Barb Ickes, columnist for the Quad City Times. 

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

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This week on Midwest Week, planning for the future of the the Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley.