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Thomas Zinkula became the ninth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport Thursday in a standing room only mass at St. John Vianney.

Dr. Christopher Whitt continues a conversation about inclusion and equity in the workforce, including strategies for diversifying an organization.

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Police are expecting as many as 15,000 people in downtown Moline Saturday night.

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A week from Thursday, Monseigneur Thomas Zinkula will be ordained as Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport. 

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, reporter Deirdre Baker profiles the Bishop-elect.

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The alleged gunman who shot and wounded several people Wednesday morning at a GOP congressional baseball practice near Washington D.C. has ties to the Quad Cities. 

A long effort to plan the future of Mercer County is about to move into the next phase. An organization called Mercer County Better Together will hold the 11th and final community meeting Wednesday night in New Boston.

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A new mural was unveiled Tuesday to help celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Genesis Firecracker Run. The 40 by 40-foot mural is on the side of a brick building in East Moline at "Firecracker Corner," - 18th Avenue and 13th Street. 

http://rivergages.mvr.usace.army.mil/MVRCams/RiverCam.cfm / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District

Perhaps a collective sigh of relief could be heard in cars and trucks in the Quad Cities late this morning. That's when the Corps of Engineers on Arsenal Island announced the Government Bridge camera is up and running again.

A crew is working to fix part of a road that buckled due to the heat. Employees from the Rock Island County Highway Department are repairing the broken pavement in the west-bound lane of the Milan Beltway, just east of US 67 near Camden Park.

Three days after he drowned in the Mississippi River, the body of Galesburg man has been found. Friday morning, a rescue crew from the Arsenal Fire Department recovered the body of 25 year Malik  Williams near where he was last seen - along the Ben Butterworth Parkway in Moline.

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