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On Midwest Week, what happens after heroin comes to Galesburg.

The Davenport Police Department conducted a year-long search to choose a bidder for its latest initiative: buying body cameras for its 163-officer force.
Mariah Woelfel / WVIK

The Davenport City Council has approved a major contract to purchase body cameras for the city's 150 police officers.

Veterans who cannot travel to Washington D.C. to see the monuments have an alternative. For the fourth year in a row, Honor flight of the Quad Cities has organized an Honor Tour. 

Hoping to raise money for charity, and challenge themselves, three men from the Quad Cities are riding the length of the Mississippi River on their bicycles. On September 10th, Tom Rowe, Tom Thoms, and Jim Millman set out from  Itasca, Minnesota, and plan to reach New Orleans this Saturday (9/30).

The baseball stadium in downtown Davenport will continue to be called Modern Woodmen Park for another ten years. The Rock Island-based fraternal financial services organization has decided to extend its naming rights agreement with the Quad Cities River Bandits.

In the most recent episode of Margins, Dr. Christopher Whitt talked with April Johnson about diversity in institutions, like churches and universities. Johnson is the executive director of Reconciliation Ministry for the Christian Church Disciples of Christ.

There was so much to talk about that Johnson is back in this episode to continue the conversation. 

Quad City International Airport is receiving nearly $3.3 million in federal funds to replace lighting on a runway and plan for future needs. 

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Humans aren't the only ones getting help following Hurricane Harvey in Houston. K-9 Kindnesss brought nine dogs from Texas to the Quad Cities to find them homes.

  

In 2015, Rock Island-based KJWW Engineering Consultants merged with a California company to become IMEG Corp., which now has more than 30 locations worldwide. 

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Help from the Quad Cities will soon be on the way to Texas, and victims of Hurricane Harvey. Thursday the Rock Island police and fire departments donated cleaning supplies to Valley Construction which is planning to send two semi-trailers filled with relief supplies to the Houston area. 

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