News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Crane & Pelican

Restaurants are the latest focus for the Iowa Tourism Office. Knowing that travelers like to eat where local residents do, it's chosen one restaurant in each county for the new promotional campaign, "99 Counties, 99 Restaurants."

Benjamin Payne / WVIK

A new interactive exhibit at the Moline Public Library is giving Quad Cities residents the chance to see two years into the future, when the new Interstate 74 bridge across the Mississippi River is scheduled to open.

A section of road in downtown Moline will close Monday permanently,  as part of the I-74 bridge project. Weather permitting, 5th Avenue between I-74 and 21st Street will be closed.

Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

A long career as one of the top cheerleaders for the Quad Cities is about to end. Thursday the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau announced President and CEO Joe Taylor will retire at the end of the year.

WIU photographer Larry Dean.

How to help college students, and others, who are not getting enough food will be the focus of an event Friday in Moline. Western Illinois University will host the second annual Food Insecurity Conference.

submitted / Salvation Army of the Quad Cities

Four people from the Quad Cities will provide food, water, and other assistance to people affected by flooding in Freeport. Flooding on the Pecatonica River has closed roads and forced residents out of their homes. 


Members of the Sikh community in the Quad Cities are hoping to keep up the pressure on local and state authorities after one of their members was the victim of a possible hate crime. In January, a driver for Uber, Gurjeet Singh, says a customer held a gun to his head and said "who are you loyal to ?" and "I hate turban people."

Ben Seidelman / Creative Commons

For this week’s Big Story in the Quad-City Times, reporter Alma Gaul takes a look at urban revitalization in Davenport. She tells it through the story of a family familiar to the city—a family that made an investment Gaul says few would be willing to make: fixing up a seemingly forgotten home in a less-than-celebrated part of town.

The annual winter Stand Down for Homeless Veterans will be held Thursday in Davenport. / City of Rock Island

Crime in Rock Island has hit a 26-year low. This week, Police Chief Jeff VenHuizen presented last year's crime statistics to the city council.