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News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Zion Lutheran Church

Inspired by the response of fellow Lutherans to a tornado last year in the Quad Cities, a church in Hampton will host a day of disaster training on Saturday. 

Courtesy of the Quad-City Times

For this week's Big Story, Quad-City Times reporter Deirdre Baker looked at the impact of WWI on the Quad Cities — from local soldiers who served in the war, to discrimination against German residents. 

Aerial map with yellow arrows shows drivers where to go on 3rd Avenue and 13th Street, then turn right into a driveway, and through a garage.
Rock Island County Sheriff's Facebook page / Rock Island County Sheriff

It's a good time to clean out your medicine cabinet. On Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M., the Drug Enforcement Administration will hold its annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Michelle O'Neill reports in the Quad Cities, expired or un-used pills and patches may be dropped off at the Rock Island County Sheriff's garage, and Silvis and Milan police departments.

Assistant US Attorney Patrick Reinert, from the Northern District of Iowa, says the proper disposal of left over prescription drugs helps families and the community. It protects family members from accidental poisoning and drug abuse, protects the environment, and prevents them from being stolen. "Last year, the DEA collected about 4 tons, and it's estimated about 10% are opioids. That's a lot of opioids we've taken out of our communities."  

In the first episode of "Margins," Dr. Christopher Whitt talks with Berlinda Tyler-Jamison, president of the Rock Island County NAACP, and Rev. Dwight Ford, pastor of Grace City Church in Rock Island.

pool photo

Stanley Liggins' trial has been postponed again.

Introducing 'Margins'

Apr 20, 2017
Augustana College

Dr. Christopher Whitt hosts "Margins," a new WVIK podcast featuring conversations with change agents from around the Quad Cities area, as well as across the country. These discussions focus on groups of people who are marginalized politically and socially, and the people working to provide change for those communities.

TPC Deere Run

On Midwest Week, the John Deere Classic is now 20 years old - not the tournament but the sponsorship.

In 2013, Iowa governor Terry Branstad got bipartisan support in the legislature to reform the state's property taxes.
Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Quad-City Times reporter Ed Tibbetts looks at Iowa's property tax breaks for businesses, and whether the breaks truly resulted in new jobs; as advertised.

Stanley Liggins wants to fire his defense team. We discuss what that means for the upcoming trial.

Sam Dunklau

250 blue pinwheels are spinning in the wind in front of the Davenport Police Department. This morning, Davenport police partnered with the Quad Cities Child Abuse Council to plant the "Pinwheels for Prevention" garden. 

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