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News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Andy Abeyta / Quad-City Times

For this weekend's "Big Story" in the Quad-City Times, crime reporter Tara Becker-Gray shares the resolve of the mother of Akeim Hill, a Davenport teenager who was murdered in 2017. The two suspects arrested in his death are teenagers themselves. As Becker-Gray reports, Akeim's death is part of a larger trend of increasing juvenile crime in the Quad Cities.

Jared Johnson / WVIK

Red Cross volunteers continue to help people in Davenport whose homes were flooded during last night's storms.

Today, the local chapter's emergency response vehicle traveled to apartment complexes where first floor units were flooded.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The State of Illinois is honoring four local groups and leaders for improving the lives of immigrants. This afternoon, the Illinois Department of Human Rights held an awards presentation at the Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island.

Rock Island city leaders say a Dunkin' Donuts location currently under construction is a sign of more business development to come.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The inaugural Rock River Trail Ride ended Thursday afternoon at the confluence with the Mississippi in the Quad Cities. On the final day of their trip, Dan Libman, who teaches English at Northern Illinois University, and Carl Nelson, a WNIJ producer rode their bicycles from Prophetstown to the Hennepin Canal in Milan. 

Victims of domestic violence were honored Thursday afternoon. Family Resources and a group of men called the Elephant Club held their 7th annual Flowers on the River event.

City of Davenport

Local fans of a popular Chicagoland restaurant chain are giddy with excitement, after the city of Davenport announced Wednesday a potential future location in the Quad Cities.

Honor Flight of the Quad Cities

For the 45th time, a group of veterans will fly to Washington DC to see the military monuments dedicated to them. Plans were announced Wednesday morning for the next Honor Flight from the Quad Cities, on August 30th.

New Marquee at Adler

Jun 12, 2018
Kyle Carter

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Adler Theater in Davenport has a new marquee. The theater will hold an official lighting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

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.

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