News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.


This year's Student Hunger Drive is now over. On Thursday, students from 17 high schools brought the food they've collected during the past six weeks to the River Bend Foodbank in Davenport.

King Center

Rock Island will be one of the communities honored on Wednesday when the state of Illinois hands out this year's Governor's Hometown Awards. The King Center will receive an award for the strong support it receives from volunteers.

On Midwest Week, human service programs in Illinois try to decide whether they should continue to accept state funding.

Mariah Woelfel

Quad-City Times reporter Alma Gaul reports this week's Big Story about growth and development in Bettendorf.


One sure sign of the upcoming holidays has arrived in the Quad Cities. Wednesday in Moline, this year's  TaxSlayer Center Christmas tree was hoisted into place along River Drive.


Tuesday at Augustana College, about 100 t-shirts on display were folded, and packed away for next year. Called the Clothesline Project, they're meant to help us remember victims of domestic violence.

Tournament Director Clair Peterson (left) and volunteer coordinator Pat Shouse announce this year's fundraising total for Birdies for Charity at Deere and Company Headquarters.
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

It was another record-breaking year for Birdies for Charity. The annual event raises money based on the number of Birdies recorded during the John Deere Classic.

For the fourth year in a row, November lst is the beginning of a very busy time for Jennifer Busch. She's a "navigator" for Genesis Health System, based in Davenport, who helps people sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

Hoping to produce more measurable results, the United Way has implemented a new way to fund local agencies. 

Happy Joe's Expanding

Oct 26, 2017
Happy Joe's Pizza and Ice Cream Parlors

A Quad Cities-based restaurant chain wants to spread "happiness" around the country.  Happy Joe's is joining with Dynamic Restaurant Holdings to help it expand.