News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

New Food Pantry Opens

Jul 10, 2017
Christ UMC in Silvis

Because of high demand, a Quad Cities church plans to open a second food pantry on Monday. Christ United Methodist Church has made free food available at  its campus in East Moline for many years, and will now offer the same help from its campus in Silvis.

submitted / Downtown Davenport Partnership

Several firework shows will take place in the Quad Cities tonight and tomorrow for Independence Day, but not everyone's enthused by the spectacle or the sounds that come with it.

United Way

Leaders have been chosen for this year's campaign for the United Way of the Quad Cities. The co-chairs will be Mike Parejko, ceo of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, and Bryan Dixon, ceo of R-K Dixon.

All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club
Jack Cullen / Quad-City Times

The creator of a grass tennis court in Iowa has been inspired by loss. 

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the I-74 bridge.
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

It's a project more than 17 years in the making. On Monday, a ground-breaking ceremony signaled the next chapter for the new I-74 bridge between Bettendorf and Moline.

A drawing of the new I-74 bridge.
Iowa Department of Transportation

Plans for a new Interstate 74 bridge have been in the works for over a decade. And Monday, the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for the bridge that will connect Bettendorf and Moline. 

Black Hawk College

The president of Black Hawk College is retiring after nearly 30 years with the school.

Curtis Fry now lives in Des Moines.
John Schultz / Quad-City Times

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, sports reporter Don Doxsie has the story of a former Quad Cities athlete who did time for manslaughter.

WVIK Staff

Quad Citians should soon have more details about the future of the Rock Island Arsenal Army Museum.

Thomas Zinkula became the ninth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport Thursday in a standing room only mass at St. John Vianney.