News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

WVIK Staff

A new project in Rock Island is designed to promote healthy lifestyles and better transportation. Monday, the city and MetroLink cut the ribbon on TOD, the transit oriented development, that includes 34 apartments, a new transit station, plus bikeway and infrastructure improvements. Rock Island Mayor Dennis Pauley says residents of the new housing development, called The Locks, will be able to walk to the new transit station. 

Get Covered Illinois

Local groups want to help uninsured residents of the Illinois Quad Cities sign up for health care. The second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act has begun, and counselors are available.

UnityPoint Health Trinity in Rock Island is scheduling appointments through the February 15th deadline. Spokeswoman, Linaka Kain, says the goal is to let people know their options.  

A group called The Project of the Quad Cities in Moline also has counselors on hand to help people sign up for health insurance.