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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.
Quad-City Times File Photo / Used With Permission

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.

Quad City Botanical Center / Facebook

Several local tourist attractions are offering package membership deals for the second year. The Quad City Botanical Center, Putnam Museum, and Niabi Zoo call the special deal a Fun Bundle.


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

WVIK previews these stories each Thursday during Morning Edition. 

This week, the Times is taking a look back several big stories from 2016. One of them, of course, is the Illinois budget impasse. Lacy Scarmana talked with Dan Petrella, Springfield Bureau Chief for Lee Enterprises newspapers, which includes the Quad-City Times.

Rhythm City Casino Resort

Owners of a Quad Cities casino played Santa Claus Friday. The Kehl Family and staff of the Rhythm City Casino Resort handed out more than 200,000 dollars to local charities.