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The baseball stadium in downtown Davenport will continue to be called Modern Woodmen Park for another ten years. The Rock Island-based fraternal financial services organization has decided to extend its naming rights agreement with the Quad Cities River Bandits.

In the most recent episode of Margins, Dr. Christopher Whitt talked with April Johnson about diversity in institutions, like churches and universities. Johnson is the executive director of Reconciliation Ministry for the Christian Church Disciples of Christ.

There was so much to talk about that Johnson is back in this episode to continue the conversation. 

Quad City International Airport is receiving nearly $3.3 million in federal funds to replace lighting on a runway and plan for future needs. 

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Humans aren't the only ones getting help following Hurricane Harvey in Houston. K-9 Kindnesss brought nine dogs from Texas to the Quad Cities to find them homes.

  

In 2015, Rock Island-based KJWW Engineering Consultants merged with a California company to become IMEG Corp., which now has more than 30 locations worldwide. 

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Help from the Quad Cities will soon be on the way to Texas, and victims of Hurricane Harvey. Thursday the Rock Island police and fire departments donated cleaning supplies to Valley Construction which is planning to send two semi-trailers filled with relief supplies to the Houston area. 

American Red Cross

Faced with trying to staff two huge, natural disasters, the Red Cross is trying to recruit more volunteers. And it's offering an accelerated training class, called "Just In Time," so more people can be ready to help as soon as possible.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK

Update at 8:31 a.m.: The Government Bridge has reopened to vehicular traffic.

Master Sgt. Todd Pendleton / U.S. Air National Guard

Seven people from Illinois are headed to Texas to help with hurricane relief. Today the Illinois National Guard sent members of the 182nd Airlift Wing to Dallas. They took off this morning from Peoria.

Ambitious plans are in the works for Douglas Park in Rock Island. Tuesday city officials and members of the Friends of Douglas Park announced they want to turn the 102 year old firehouse into a museum.

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