News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the I-74 bridge.
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

It's a project more than 17 years in the making. On Monday, a ground-breaking ceremony signaled the next chapter for the new I-74 bridge between Bettendorf and Moline.

A drawing of the new I-74 bridge.
Iowa Department of Transportation

Plans for a new Interstate 74 bridge have been in the works for over a decade. And Monday, the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for the bridge that will connect Bettendorf and Moline. 

Black Hawk College

The president of Black Hawk College is retiring after nearly 30 years with the school.

Curtis Fry now lives in Des Moines.
John Schultz / Quad-City Times

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, sports reporter Don Doxsie has the story of a former Quad Cities athlete who did time for manslaughter.

WVIK Staff

Quad Citians should soon have more details about the future of the Rock Island Arsenal Army Museum.

Thomas Zinkula became the ninth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport Thursday in a standing room only mass at St. John Vianney.

Dr. Christopher Whitt continues a conversation about inclusion and equity in the workforce, including strategies for diversifying an organization.


Police are expecting as many as 15,000 people in downtown Moline Saturday night.

Diocese of Davenport

A week from Thursday, Monseigneur Thomas Zinkula will be ordained as Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport. 

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, reporter Deirdre Baker profiles the Bishop-elect.


The alleged gunman who shot and wounded several people Wednesday morning at a GOP congressional baseball practice near Washington D.C. has ties to the Quad Cities.