News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Churches United

A new leader has been chosen for Churches United, at least on an interim basis. Friday the organization announced Reverend Doctor Melvin Grimes will serve as interim executive director.

QC-Times 'Big Story': The Dinner Project

Jan 12, 2018
Terry and Sue Welty sit down for dinner as their golden retriever, Teddy, waits for a chance to clean up scraps at their home in Davenport on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The Weltys sit down for a candlelight dinner together every night.
Andy Abeyta / Quad-City Times

This week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times is an intimate look at dinner. 

A local agency wants to teach people about modern slavery. 

United Way of the Quad Cities

Free tax preparation services are available during tax season.  United Way is one of many organizations that offers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, known as VITA.

Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

Quad Cities hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions will offer year-long discounts.  For the 17th year, the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau is promoting "Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard."  

Spokeswoman Jessica Waytenick, says the businesses gave away 3,000 wristbands last summer.

Courtesy of Brendan Iglehart

Of the more than 30 countries that Davenport native and resident Brendan Iglehart has visited, perhaps none is more shrouded in secrecy than North Korea.