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News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Vietnam War Veterans Day

Mar 29, 2018
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"Your service will not be forgotten." That was the message Thursday during a ceremony for National Vietnam War Veterans Day in the National Cemetery on Arsenal Island.

Iowa Department of Human Rights

Iowa residents behind on their heating bills will soon need to make a plan for spring. Iowa's winter disconnection freeze for low income households ends on Sunday, April 1st.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The Red Cross wants to help more people survive fires at home. This week, the Quad Cities chapter is participating in the nationwide, "Sound the Alarm, Installation Appointment Blitz."

March For Our Lives

Students from Augustana College will join the March For Our Lives this weekend in Washington DC. A bus load was scheduled to leave the Quad Cities Friday afternoon, headed for the national demonstration Saturday against school shootings and gun violence.

City of Rock Island


Muscatine Fire Department

Thanks to some local companies, the Muscatine Fire Department now owns a new rescue boat. And once it's fully equipped, it will be stored along the city's riverfront and ready to use.

Tori Charnetzki / WVIK News

Tractor enthusiasts gather to celebrate 100 years of John Deere and get to know some folks. This week the River Center is hosting "The gathering of the green" a convention dedicated to historical John Deere tractors. For the next few days convention will host Tours, workshops, vendors, and of course tractors.

The State of Moline

Mar 19, 2018
WVIK News

Instead of giving the speech herself, Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri summed up the city's achievements during the past year with a panel discussion. Several department heads joined her for Monday's State of the City Address to members of the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs. 

United Way

The United Way of the Quad Cities will soon start looking for a new leader. Friday it announced its president, Scott Crane, has resigned.

Lincoln Homes Demolition and Reconstruction

Mar 8, 2018
Rock Island Housing Authority / Rock Island Housing Authority

A local agency plans to build new apartments and houses in Rock Island after tearing down Lincoln Homes. The Rock Island Housing Authority is asking the Illinois Housing Development Authority for permission to demolish and redevelop the apartments located on 9th Street and 5th Avenue. It also applied for a federal grant.

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