News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Area hospitals are limiting the number of visits to patients in an attempt to quell the number of flu cases.
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If you don't feel well, please don't visit hospitals in the Quad Cities. Today, due to a flu outbreak, both Genesis and Unity Point health systems announced they're restricting visitors to only those who are well.

During the past week, the number of people hospitalized because of the flu has increased. And more people have been showing up at clinics and emergency rooms with flu symptoms, respiratory illnesses, and digestive problems.

Warming Centers

Dec 27, 2017

With dangerously cold conditions predicted through the weekend, Rock Island Township has opened a warming center.  

Someone has brightened the holiday season for the Salvation Army. Thursday a Liberty gold coin was dropped in a red kettle at the Moline Walmart store. 

CityChannel Dubuque

Dubuque will once again use Christmas Day and New Year's Eve to premier new videos about the city. The city's relationship with the Mississippi River is the subject of "River Boats, River Voices," volumes 1 and 2, that'll be shown on CityChannel Dubuque. / Quad Cities National Weather Service

Much colder air will arrive this weekend, then stick around for much of next week. Be prepared for an abrupt change from mild weather to bitterly cold temperatures, wind chills, and chances of snow. The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities says the winter weather may affect travel, including road trips and flights at airports in the Midwest. 


A longtime Davenport charity will close after losing funding and struggling to resolve questions about mismanagement. The Quad-City Times reports United Neighbors' board announced Wednesday the social service agency will close.