News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.


Margarita Mojica had Juan Valtierra as a student in her ELL (English Language Learners) classroom several years ago. Now 23, Juan joins Margarita to share part of his story for the Great Quad Cities Listen.

Tori Charnetzki / WVIK News

This month and next, a local campus is "draining the swamp".  Earlier this week, a crew drained the Augustana Slough. 

Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

You're invited to spend next year looking at the Quad Cities' past.  To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Davenport Library, the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center has put together a calendar with photographs from its archives. 


The Moline Police Department can't do it alone - to fight crime it needs help from city residents. That was the message Monday during a community meeting on crime hosted by Mayor Stephanie Acri.

After a long weekend of eating and shopping, non-profits are asking people to think about charity.


Rick Miers taught social studies and history for 36 years–30 of them were spent at Rock Island High School. He discusses his career with Dave Geenen for The Great Quad Cities Listen.

A closeup of Mr. Thanksgiving who wears a white baseball hat and plaid shirt
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Mr. Thanksgiving is "showing the ropes" to his protege, while getting ready to serve turkey to thousands of people. Bob Vogelbaugh says third grader, Isaac Rumler, plans to become Mr. Thanksgiving Junior in four years.

Vogelbaugh says two weeks ago, Rumler's parents got a surprise when he unexpectedly told reporters about their son's plans. But the Moline man and former school board member has talked with the Rumlers since then, and they're okay with it.

Arconic New Furnace

Nov 21, 2017
Arconic Inc.

Arconic will invest more money in its Davenport Works plant.  The aerospace and industrial company plans to install a horizontal heat treat furnace.  It will create longer and thicker aluminum plate for aircraft wings, skins, and other structural components.

The Quad Cities has joined a national program to honor, and help, people who take care of wounded, ill, and injured veterans. "Hidden Heroes" supports military caregivers, is sponsored nationwide by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, and already has chapters in more than 100 cities.

Madison Keys meets students from Rock Island High School's new women's empowerment group, the Rocky Riveters.
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

2017 U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys returned home Friday to host an anti-bullying assembly at Augustana College in partnership with the non-profit organization FearlesslyGiRL.