News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.


Veterans, their families, members of the military, and other local residents all celebrated Veterans Day Friday in the National Cemetery on Arsenal Island.

Bob Vogelbaugh, a.k.a. Mr. Thanksgiving, gives a reporter the "eye" during his news conference.
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Mr. Thanksgiving is preparing to serve his 46th annual turkey dinner at South Park Mall in Moline. This morning, Bob Vogelbaugh invited everyone to the Thanksgiving Day meal. He also requested donations.

As he has every year, Vogelbaugh extends a special invitation to anyone who would otherwise be alone.

Carfentanil Warning

Nov 10, 2016
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Police in Dubuque are worried about a drug that's coming into their area for the first time. This week they sent out a warning about carfentanil.

King's Harvest Re-opening

Nov 10, 2016
King's Harvest Ministries

A homeless shelter and meal site in downtown Davenport is preparing to re-open after being damaged by a tornado last month. King's Harvest Ministries on West Third Street has been closed since the storm on October 6th.


The Quad Cities will celebrate Veterans Day with ceremonies and a parade.

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Nearly six months after water from a broken pipe flooded the Bettendorf Library, repairs are complete. The library and city officials held a ribbon cutting Monday morning to celebrate.

No Shave November

Some Moline police officers will be less-than-well-groomed this month. They'll participate in a national fund-raising campaign called "No Shave November."

Melissa Wise/Flickr

On Midwest Week, the opioid epidemic reaches the Quad Cities.

The Star Block is Re-born

Oct 27, 2016

A historic but rundown block in downtown Rock Island has been transformed into loft apartments and commercial space. Thursday the Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the renovation of the Star Block - in the 18-hundred block of 2nd Avenue.

American Bicycle Security Company

Businesses are being asked to help make Bettendorf more bicycle friendly. The Park Board is offering to share the cost of buying bike racks.