For this week’s Big Story in the Quad-City Times, reporter Alma Gaul takes a look at urban revitalization in Davenport. She tells it through the story of a family familiar to the city—a family that made an investment Gaul says few would be willing to make: fixing up a seemingly forgotten home in a less-than-celebrated part of town.
Hoping to prevent more injuries and deaths, Davenport firefighters and the Red Cross will install smoke alarms for free this weekend. They'll install them in the Five Seasons Trailer Park where a fire in December killed a young woman and her four children.
A Davenport man is charged with first degree murder following Tuesday's fatal shooting in East Moline. 29 year old Willie Minor is being held in the Rock Island County Jail with bond set at 5 million dollars.
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.
The superintendent of the Davenport schools is off the hook for a while longer. Wednesday the state Board of Educational Examiners announced the hearing for Art Tate before an administrative law judge has been postponed.