News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Food Hub Grant

Oct 3, 2014
WVIK Staff

Local farmers are celebrating today. The Quad City Food Hub has just received a major federal grant to help support and expand the organization. 

In Rock Island, IL, Kate Cramer runs on the pedestrian path across Centennial Bridge.
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Ever since the Centennial Bridge closed for repairs, many drivers have been complaining about how difficult it is to cross the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities.

But yesterday, Michelle O'Neill took a different approach.  

The Illinois DOT says the Centennial Bridge should reopen October 10th, barring unforseen circumstances, of course.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

The leader of one of the largest African-American service organizations wants to promote brotherhood and mentorship in the Quad Cities. This weekend, Mark Tillman, general president of Alpha Phi Alpha, will speak at the 18th annual Black and Gold Scholarship Ball in Rock Island. 


For almost 100 years, a hot fudge sundae has drawn local residents and tourists to Lagomarcino's ice cream parlors in the Quad Cities. But what's the secret recipe?

In this week's "Why, QC?" Renata Sago tries to track it down. 

WVIK Staff

More treatment locally, and fewer trips to Iowa City - that was the promise today from Genesis Medical Center when it announced an agreement with the University of Iowa to open the Genesis Neuroscience Institute in Davenport. 


State and local groups want to help ex-offenders stay out of jail. Today, First Church of the Nazarene in Rock Island held its 4th annual Summit of Hope for people with criminal records. 

Midwest Clown Association

Although some might consider the prospect frightening, more than 100 clowns from seven states will gather in Davenport this week. Wednesday the Midwest Clown Association will open its 41st annual convention at the Clarion Hotel. 

Authorities know where the weekend fire in downtown Rock Island started, but have not yet determined the cause.

WVIK Staff

Help is on the way for businesses and residents affected by the weekend fire in downtown Rock Island. The Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation has set up the Downtown Emergency Fire Fund, which is now accepting donations.The fire began around 4 a.m. Saturday in a vacant building, located in the 200 block of 18th Street, near Huckleberry's restaurant.

Alan Egly Retires

Sep 26, 2014

A long career in public service in the Quad Cities is about to end. Tuesday Alan Egly retires after serving as executive director of the Doris and Victor Day Foundation for 27 years.