News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

QC-Times 'Big Story': Off Limits At Old Main

Feb 2, 2018
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

For this week's Big Story in the Quad-City Times, columnist Barb Ickes takes readers to another off-limits place. She explored inside the dome of Old Main on the Augustana College Campus in Rock Island. 

Courtesy of Alli Haskill

Rock Island High School juniors Amber and Amy Haskill were separated by the foster system for four years, forced to live with separate families. The twins doubted they would ever get to live with each other again, let alone be adopted before they turned 18.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities will have to tighten its belt. It missed the goal for its Red Kettle Campaign by $175,000.

Safe Passage Begins

Jan 30, 2018

A new program to help drug addicts will stress treatment instead of arrest and jail. Tuesday police and the sheriff's department in Rock Island County, and the Robert Young Center announced "Safe Passage."

Mike Miller, CEO of River Bend Foodbank
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

Don't throw away your expired canned goods. That's the message River Bend Foodbank is trying to share.

You can donate that food instead because it tuns out, food doesn't actually go bad after the date printed on the can.


Davenport continues its efforts to stabilize a low income neighborhood where there have been many vacant lots. This weekend it will hold open houses on East 6th Street for three new homes that are part of the Urban Homestead Program.

On Midwest Week, why the U.S. Department of Justice got involved in a recent trial in southeast Iowa.