News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Chuck Austin Photo: Courtesy of the City of Rock Island Bracelet Photo: Courtesy of Pat Shouse

Longtime John Deere Classic volunteer Charles "Chuck" Austin was killed last week in an accident at TPC Deere Run.

For one week each year, thousands of athletes, volunteers, staff, and media personnel fill the park at TPC Deere Run in Silvis for the John Deere Classic PGA tournament. 


For the first time in decades, a key part of one of Moline's most popular parks has been repaired. 

Friday morning, city officials cut a ribbon to celebrate the re-surfacing of the bike and pedestrian trail on the Ben Butterworth Parkway.

Chuck Austin
City of Rock Island

The community is remembering a former teacher, alderman and volunteer.


Beginning Monday, the Channel Cat Water Taxi will travel along a new route to accommodate construction of the I-74 bridge.

Updates for Arrowhead

Jul 12, 2017

Major changes are in the works for a 71-year old treatment program for at-risk young people. Arrowhead Ranch is preparing to begin renovating and remodeling its campus in Coal Valley, and next year will begin advertising nationally for new residents.

The professional golfers get all the attention, but this week's John Deere Classic would not be possible without hundreds of volunteers - selling tickets, parking cars, and driving shuttle buses. 

Day Foundation Grants

Jul 10, 2017

A local foundation has celebrated its 30th anniversary the same way it marked the previous 29 - by handing out grants for community projects. The latest grants from the Doris and Victor Day Foundation total more than 700,000 dollars, to more than 70 non-profits in the Quad Cities Area.

A couple months ago, Dr. Melanye Price joined Margins to talk about her book “The Race Whisperer: Barack Obama and the Political Uses of Race.” Now, Price joins Margins again to talk more broadly about race under the Trump administration, as well as being a black political scientist and college professor.

WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

Hoping to better serve their clients by working together, the Robert Young Center and the Center for Alcohol and Drug Services have joined forces. Monday they announced the signing of an affiliation agreement in which CADS will become a part of the Center.