News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Korean War Veterans Memorial

A wreath laying ceremony Thursday will commemorate the end of the Korean War. Members of the Quad Cities chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association will gather in the National Cemetery on Arsenal Island.

The old Putnam building in downtown Davenport has been transformed into a modern luxury hotel that owners hope will attract artists from around the world. / American Red Cross, Quad Cities & West Central Illinois Facebook

Local Red Cross volunteers are helping Illinois and Iowa residents recover from flooding. Executive Director Amber Wood says on Monday, the Quad Cities chapter opened a shelter at the East Moline School District administration building.

No one took advantage of it, but she says volunteers are helping in other ways. On Tuesday, "We served about 40 hot meals to those who were filling sandbags and other individuals." / Iowa Flood Information System

The Mississippi and Rock rivers appear to be cresting today in the Quad Cities. The Iowa Flood Information System shows the Mississippi at Lock and Dam 15 reached 15 ft., 10 in. overnight and this morning. Flood stage is 15 ft. The National Weather Service forecast says it'll fall to flood stage on Thursday. Moderate flooding is expected along the river at Illinois City, with minor flooding forecast at Muscatine.   

Herb Trix/WVIK

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has declared Rock Island County and seven others "disaster areas" as record flooding occurs along the Rock River.

National Weather Service

The Rock River is rising after recent storms in southern Wisconsin. It's nearly half a foot above flood stage and rising at Joslin.

submitted / Martin Luther King Center

A major change for the King Center in Rock Island will be the subject of a community meeting Thursday night. The board of directors is considering changing the by-laws to permit non-residents of the city to serve on the board.


Hundreds of people, including troopers, deputies, and officers gathered in the Quad Cities Monday to celebrate the re-naming of the Centennial Bridge, connecting Rock Island with Davenport. 

Saint Ambrose University

 DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) _ An independent study finds no racial bias in traffic stops by police in a city in eastern Iowa but notes that minority drivers are more likely to be arrested and cited once they're stopped.

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.