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News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

A man from Washington state might be the next executive director of the Quad City Airport. Wednesday it announced final contract terms are being worked out with Ben Leischner  to replace Bruce Carter who's going to retire.

Illinois Department of Transportation

A proposed bike and pedestrian trail may connect the new I-74 bridge and Avenue of the Cities in Moline.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday it would cover about 80% of the cost of the $2.4 million project, with the City of Moline covering the remaining amount.

Five Flags Center

Residents of Dubuque can help decide the future of the Five Flags Center. Last week, a consultant presented results of a study, and they'll be discussed in the coming weeks by the city council and at a public meeting.

The Virtual Wall

His name is already on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, and soon it may also go up along a state highway in eastern Iowa. Friends and classmates want to honor Gary Hein from Tipton who died in Vietnam in 1969.

WVIK News

Government Bridge will be closed for part of the weekend. 

The Buffalo Bill Museum Addition

May 1, 2018
Buffalo Bill Museum / Buffalo Bill Museum

The Buffalo Bill Museum in Le Claire is building a replica of a one room school house. It's modeled after a school house the museum owns, but couldn't move. 

Director Bob Schiffky says the addition will feature artifacts and tools children would have used in a one room school.

"We just had a group of school kids come in this morning of about 45 kids. Of course they come from schools that have white boards. You know, they don't have black boards and they don't have desks like we have. We also have textbooks that were used 100-years ago."

The project will cost around $132,000.

Tori Charnetzki / WVIK News

People gathered around the table today to talk about ways to improve the Quad Cities. Augustana College hosted one of nearly 300 discussions taking place today and Saturday as part of the Quad Cities Big Table. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Davenport is getting ready to host RAGBRAI this summer, and once again, the ride will end at the Marquette Street boat ramp. Today, organizers also unveiled the route riders will take through the city, plus a new logo, website, and theme, "Davenport, Made It Here."

Taylor Accepts New Job

Apr 18, 2018
QCCVB

Instead of retiring, the head of the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau has accepted a new job. Wednesday the bureau announced president and ceo Joe Taylor will start working in June as executive director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in Evansville, Indiana. 

Sit Down at the Big Table

Apr 18, 2018

Thousands of local residents will participate in community brainstorming sessions this weekend. Friday and Saturday, the Quad Cities Big Table will be held at more than 200 sites.

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