News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

The Quad Cities has joined a national program to honor, and help, people who take care of wounded, ill, and injured veterans. "Hidden Heroes" supports military caregivers, is sponsored nationwide by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, and already has chapters in more than 100 cities.

Madison Keys meets students from Rock Island High School's new women's empowerment group, the Rocky Riveters.
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

2017 U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys returned home Friday to host an anti-bullying assembly at Augustana College in partnership with the non-profit organization FearlesslyGiRL.

Charles & Hudson / Flickr

In the next Quad-City Times 'big story,' Barb Ickes takes readers along on a Gold Key tour at John Deere Davenport Works.

City of Davenport

The Festival of Trees Holiday Parade is planned for this Saturday at 10 a.m.  The staging area will be on Third Street between Pershing Avenue and Iowa Street.  

Linda Johnson (top) interviewed Betty Pfau and Juanita Farmer.
Jared Johnson / WVIK

Sisters Juanita Farmer and Betty Pfau talk with Juanita's daughter, Linda Johnson, about growing up in Hampton, Illinois as part of The Great Quad Cities Listen. 

Elvia and Gregorio Aguilar (left) and their son, Greg Aguilar.
Courtesy of Greg Aguilar

Greg Aguilar and his mother, Elvia, recorded their Great Quad Cities Listen interview at the Boys and Girls Club in Moline during Mercado on Fifth.

City of Muscatine / City of Muscatine

The city of Muscatine has raised enough matching money to win a state grant.  Yesterday was the deadline to raise $500,000 to go with an equal amount from the Community Attractions and Tourism program.


Despite its age and condition, the Rock Island County courthouse should be saved. That's according to the Rock Island Preservation Society which says it's eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Mr. Thanksgiving is preparing to serve his 47th annual turkey dinner at South Park Mall in Moline.

QC Honors Veterans

Nov 10, 2017

Veterans Day will be celebrated in the Quad Cities on Saturday.