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Map of the St. Patrick's Day parade route including downtown Rock Island and Davenport
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St. Patrick's Day activities on Saturday mean parking will be limited in some areas of downtown Rock Island and Davenport. 

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, the newspaper staff analyzed the transparency of local governments. 

Stanley Liggins sits at the defense table with attorneys Derek Jones (left) and Miguel Puentes during a pretrial hearing.
Pool Photo

Pretrial motion hearings wrapped up two weeks ago for the Stanley Liggins case. 

In this episode, we talk about Judge Marlita Greve's ruling to approve the defense's motion for a change of venue.

Rev. P. Wonder Harris shows his wristband while talking about the program.
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

A group of local pastors has a way to help reduce racial tension between minorities and the police. This morning at the Moline Police Department, members of the clergy, police chiefs, sheriffs, mayors, and school superintendents signed a three-year covenant. They all promised to increase respect for others, check their own assumptions, and keep everyone safe.

Jasleen Kaur / Flickr

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, reporter Devan Patel writes about how foreign doctors are helping to fill the doctor shortage in the Quad Cities.

United Way 2016 Results

Mar 2, 2017
United Way of the Quad Cities Area

Despite falling just short of the goal, officials of the United Way are still pleased with the outcome of last year's campaign. The goal was 8.5 million dollars, and Thursday they announced pledges totaled 8.3 million dollars.

For the next week, dozens of Quad Cities restaurants are offering discounted menu items. The specials are part of the Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Fifth Annual Restaurant Week.

Aphrodite Jones, author, reporter and TV host.
aphroditejones.com

This week, we sat down with a panel of guests to talk about the Stanley Liggins case.

We hear from former Scott County Attorney Bill Davis and former defense attorney Mike Tobey, who tried the 1995 trial in Dubuque, Iowa. Scott Reeder and author Aphrodite Jones question the lawyers about various aspects of the case.

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A decision on where to hold Stanley Liggins' next trial will be made soon. That was the  promise from District Judge Marlita Greve after three days of hearing motions in Davenport, including a change of venue motion from defense attorneys.

A toddler looks through a small hole in the side of a yellow playground structure.
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Toddlers, kids, tweens, teens, adults, and seniors will all find something to do at the newly expanded and renovated YMCA in Moline. Monday afternoon, Two Rivers YMCA held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the $3.8 million project.

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