News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

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.  

Second Annual No Show Gala

Oct 26, 2017
Friendship Manor

The public is welcome to not attend a party this fall.  Friendship Manor in Rock Island is hosting its second annual "No Show Gala."  The non-profit is asking for donations without the hassle of organizing a party.

P3 Tips

Crimestoppers is going high tech. This week, it started offering a new way to submit anonymous tips to police using a free app for smartphones.

Grants for QC Homeless

Oct 25, 2017

Some welcome help for agencies in the Quad Cities that help the homeless. Wednesday the organization called In From the Cold handed out this year's grants - ten grants totaling 8,000 dollars.

Salvation Army

Some members of the Salvation Army in the Quad Cities are preparing to travel to Puerto Rico to help victims of Hurricane Maria. The group leaves on Saturday, and will stay for two weeks. 

Library services and long range plans will be the subjects for an upcoming series at the Rock Island Library called "Coffee and Conversation." 

from the collection of the Davenport Public Library

Just in time for October which is Family History Month, the Rock Island County Clerk's office has expanded its services for genealogists. Indexes of births, marriages, and deaths can now be searched online.

Togo Uprising QC

Oct 20, 2017

Even though they now live thousands of miles from their native country, hundreds of people are expected to demonstrate tomorrow in the Quad Cities for civil rights and political change in the west African country of Togo. Members of the group, Togo Uprising QC, will hold a rally and march in Rock Island.

Flip the District

This weekend, a local fraternity will "flip cups" for a good cause.  Augustana College's Alpha Sigma Xi is teaming up with two bars in Downtown Rock Island.