News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Centennial Bridge re-opened two days ago, and one local official is satisfied the Illinois DOT and contractors did the best job they could.Planning Director for the Bi-State Regional Commission, Gena McCullough, says the month-long maintenance and repair project suffered from several delays. And the agencies could not have anticipated the problems that caused the extra six-week closure.  

And McCullough thinks Bi-State and the DOT did a good job getting the word out about the bridge closure and delays on the project.


Artists, students, and teachers are fighting hunger in the Quad Cities--one colorful glass and clay bowl at a time. The Moline School District will host its 5th annual Empty Bowls Project tonight in the high school cafeteria.


By next summer, over a dozen local residents with special needs will be living in new homes. Today, Arc of the Quad Cities held a groundbreaking for three group homes in Rock Island and Moline.

Renaissance Rock Island

Popular social media sites now have a new user: downtown Rock Island. This month, Renaissance Rock Island launched a social media campaign, called "What's Up Downtown," to promote the area.  

Mudhook Graphics

Creative residents in Muscatine are building a special community for themselves, one web profile at a time. This week, students at the East Campus alternative school, part of the Muscatine school district, launched an online platform for artists, called ""

Pollock Loses Appeal

Oct 15, 2014

"Not guilty" is not the same as "innocent." That's the ruling from the Illinois Third District Appelate Court in the latest case involving Tabitha Pollock.

American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area

Some Quad Cities residents are learning that the difference between life and death during a house fire could be preparation. This week, American Red Cross volunteers began installing smoke alarms in homes in East Moline.

WVIK Staff

An organization devoted to helping Iowa children and their families is celebrating a major milestone. Lutheran Services in Iowa was founded 150 years ago (1864).

Davenport Nominated for Best Riverfront

Oct 13, 2014
WVIK Staff

  With just one week left, Quad Cities leaders are urging residents to vote for Davenport as the "Best American Riverfront." Today, Mayor Bill Gluba held a news conference to talk about how the USA Today contest could help the city. Gluba says Davenport is one of 20 cities competing for the Best Riverfront. He thinks winning will increase tourism, money, and jobs in the Quad Cities. 

Other cities competing for the "Best American Riverfront" include Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Wilmington, North Carolina, which is currently in the lead. 

WVIK Staff

Even though the chances are probably remote, staff members at Genesis Health System are preparing to treat patients with Ebola.