News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Remembering Tom Kalshoven

Jan 20, 2017

A man who spent nearly two decades fighting hunger in the Quad Cities will be remembered this weekend. A memorial service is set for Saturday for Tom Kalshoven who died in December at the age of 85. 

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Each Sunday, the Quad-City Times publishes "The Big Story," an in-depth report in the Sunday paper.

This week, Ed Tibbetts writes about the local impact of the Affordable Care Act. 

Quad Cities residents gathered at Augustana College over the weekend for a community celebration and musical tribute to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Putnam Photo Shoot

Jan 13, 2017

A "community photo shoot" will be held this weekend at the Putnam Museum in Davenport. Friday through Sunday a photographer will take individual photos of local residents for a portrait of the Quad Cities.

Each Sunday, the Quad-City Times publishes "The Big Story" — an in-depth report in the Sunday paper.

For this week's story, Brian Wellner spent time with a survivor of domestic violence. He writes about her experience finding help in the Quad Cities area, and how local organizations are spread thin in terms of resources.

During the trial, the prosecution displayed a portion of Stanley Liggins' car in the courtroom.
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Stanley Liggins has been twice convicted for the murder of Jennifer Lewis, but both convictions have been overturned. This episode explains the details of the first two trials against Liggins, from 1993 and 1995. Jurors from the two trials discuss the evidence that convinced them of Liggins' guilt.

This episode sheds light on Stanley Liggins life, from his childhood in Mississippi to his arrests in the Quad Cities.


Police arrested and charged Stanley Liggins with Jennifer Lewis' murder about a week after her body was found in Davenport.

Sheri McCormick

This episode looks at the circumstances in which Jennifer Lewis grew up.  


Back in 1990, Scott Reeder was the night police reporter for the Quad-City Times. One night, he was told to cover a fire reported near Jefferson Elementary School in Davenport, Iowa. 

He arrived on the scene around the same time as the police and fire departments. None of them had expected to find the body of a nine-year-old girl from Rock Island, Illinois.