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The future of a social service agency in the Quad Cities is uncertain after it was abruptly denied funding by the United Way this year.


A major step in the renovation of a historic park in Rock Island will be taken Tuesday. The newly-refurbished baseball diamond in Douglas Park will host its first game - Rock Island High School versus Alleman.

Recently, Maria Hinojosa was in the Quad Cities for the Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lectureship at Augustana College. The title of her talk was "Owning Our Power and Our Voice." 

The Putnam Museum in Davenport has exhibits related to archives, regional history, anthropology and natural science.

For the next installment of her off-limits places series, Quad-City Times columnist Barb Ickes takes readers to the basement of the Putnam museum, where thousands of other artifacts are in storage.

Two photos, side-by-side, show wear from weather and time when compared to an earlier photo.
submitted / RICO Civil War Soldiers Monument Committee

Two local companies are helping raise money to restore Rock Island County's Civil War Soldiers Monument. Lewis Machine and Tool, in Milan, donated a rifle to the effort. And during this weekend's auction at The Rock Island Auction Company, the monument committee will sell raffle tickets to win the gun, which is worth nearly $3,000.


After three years of construction, Genesis Health System has begun using the new addition to its east campus in Davenport. Employees began touring the 150 million dollar, 7-story tower, on Thursday. 

Graphic image with blue oval on black background lists tips to prevent car theft.
Screenshot from Davenport Police Department "Lock It Up" Video / Davenport Police Department

A month ago, police asked Quad Cities residents to lock their cars and take their keys. But it didn't work. Since the beginning of this year, the Davenport Police Department is averaging two to three stolen cars per day.

Schools, health clinics and social services have some new money to spend.

A large nest holds three eaglets that look like a mass of dark gray and light gray feathers in the middle.
Screenshot from / Arconic EagleCam

The votes are in, and the names of the eaglets hatched this year in Riverdale are Apollo, Gemini, and Mercury. Parents, Liberty and Justice, are raising the three in their nest at Arconic's Davenport Works.

Spokesman John Riches says Apollo, Gemini and Mercury are names from the US space program. And all those missions used aluminum produced at the Davenport factory.

A month before Jennifer Lewis was killed, Stanley Liggins was arrested for sexually abusing another nine-year-old girl.

This victim, now in her 30s, shares her story of what happened to her that day.