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We continue our series “Veterans Choice: Making It Work," with a look at Veterans Choice at the local level.

Depending on where they live, veterans in northern Illinois or southern Wisconsin going to a VA hospital will end up either at Hines Hospital in Chicago, Middleton Memorial Hospital in Madison, or the Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Center. 

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Moderate flooding is occurring along the Mississippi River, and it should continue for several more days. 

A Rock Island homeless shelter for women and children has an extra $1,000 to spend this year, thanks to a grant from the Junior Board of Rock Island.

Veterans Choice is a federal program intended to reduce the length of waiting times for medical appointments. We continue our series, “Veterans Choice: Making it Work” by hearing from the people these benefits were designed to help.

There are more than 20,000,000 military veterans in the U.S. More than 700,000 of them live in Illinois. Their health-care needs can be more complicated than the needs of civilians, with exposure to war-zone toxins, complex physical injuries, and the trauma of combat.  

Thanks to heavy rain upstream in recent weeks, there is minor to moderate flooding along the Mississippi River.

WVIK Staff

About 100 people are honoring Officer Richard Morton Thursday, nearly 50 years after his death.


Here's how the Quad Cities is commemorating soldiers this Memorial Day weekend:


With summer about to start, the Channel Cat water taxi is preparing for another season. It will begin taking passengers Friday between Moline, Bettendorf, and Davenport.

SCRA Spring Grants

May 23, 2017
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Thanks to one of the Quad Cities's casinos, there'll be more money to spend on schools, parks, and affordable housing. Tuesday the Scott County Regional Authority awarded its spring grants, totaling 1.5 million dollars.

Some senior citizens are preparing to protect themselves from the heat this summer.