News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Andy Abeyta / Quad-City Times

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, columnist Barb Ickes heads to the top of the Davenport clock tower.

On Midwest Week - Senior Voice the publication and Senior Voice the advocacy group.

Mercer County 4-H Facebook page / Mercer County 4-H Facebook

This summer, the University of Illinois Extension is teaching people why they can't live without agriculture. One of the first "lessons" will be held tomorrow in Aledo, called "Farm in the Park."

Teresa Kirwan is the Program Coordinator for Agriculture Education in Mercer County. She works with kids in 4-H and visits schools, teaching students about farming and how it affects them. For example, when asked where milk comes from, most tell her, the grocery store.

Serv-Pro crews cleaned and sanitized Centennial Hall.
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

Crews have been working this week at Augustana College after a drainage pipe under the Slough failed on Saturday. / Junior Achievement & American Honda Finance Corporation

One in four high school students expect their parents to give them a car for graduation, or at least help pay for one. That's according to a new study which also says parents don't think their kids are ready for the financial responsibility of car ownership.

Torch Run in Illinois QC

Jun 7, 2017

Deputies, officers, and troopers are running for a good cause Wednesday. They're participating in this year's Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Herb Trix

Dozens of turtles could be roaming around Rock Island after water drained from their home pond at Augustana College.

Alderman Donates Pay

Jun 5, 2017
Friends of Hauberg Civic Center

Hoping to inspire other city residents, a new member of the Rock Island city council has started donating his salary to non-profit groups. On Sunday, Dylan Parker from the 5th ward, presented the money from his first city paycheck to the Friends of Hauberg Civic Center. 

Dr. Christopher Whitt has a conversation about diversity, inclusion and equity in the workforce. / Scott County Conservation Board

It took twelve years of working in phases to update the Scott County Park Pool. This week, the Board of Conservation and supervisors cut a ribbon to celebrate the completion of the $2.5 million project.