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News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Niabi Zoo

The home of many animals in the Quad Cities is now closed. Today, the Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley closed for the winter. 

IA Contest NC

Oct 25, 2014

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.

WVIK

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.

WVIK

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 "WeAreMuscatine.com."

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).

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