News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

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Back in 2001, the National Association of Sports Officials published a 42-page manifesto titled 'How to Get and Keep Officials.' It reported that 90 percent of states and sanctioning organizations faced a shortage of officials in nearly every sport.

Now, 16 years later, the situation hasn't improved. In fact, the shortage is now worse in both Illinois and Iowa. 

Courtesy of Kai Swanson

Lorian Swanson and her son, Kai, join the Great Quad Cities Listen to remember Richard "Swanie" Swanson.  


150 years of history in 100 feet - that's the new display unveiled Thursday at Genesis Health System's east campus in Davenport. 

Arrowhead Ranch

With a few swings of a sledge hammer, and knocking down a wall, a project to assure the future of Arrowhead Ranch is underway. The renovation and remodeling of the campus in Coal Valley will help it expand and offer its treatment services to more at-risk young people. / Davenport Police Association Facebook Photos

Davenport police will spend the weekend making Christmas a little brighter for children affected by domestic violence.

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Teenagers at a local high school continued a tradition of honoring veterans. Today, ROTC students at Davenport Central High School recognized alumni who were killed while serving in the military. 

Happy Joe's Holiday Party for Special Kids

Dec 5, 2017
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This week, Happy Joe's is treating kids with special needs with a party.  

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The holidays are a time of food, family, and fire hazards. This morning, the Davenport Fire Department reminded people to prevent fires over Christmas and New Year’s. That's when it receives more emergency calls.

One day after Illinois officially began its bicentennial celebration, Rock Island joined in. Monday city and state officials raised the state's bicentennial flag outside city hall.

 Commercial fisherman Dennis Weiss of Bellevue, Iowa, loads a box containing one of his 50-hook trotlines into his boat before heading out one afternoon this past July on the Mississippi River.
Kevin E. Schmidt / Quad-City Times

For three months this past summer, Quad-City Times photographers Kevin Schmidt and Andy Abeyta, along with reporter Jack Cullen, explored a 400-mile region of the winding Mississippi River Valley that spans the entire eastern border of Iowa, northwest Illinois (including the Quad-Cities) and southwest Wisconsin.