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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.

Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

A downtown Davenport building is now included on a prestigious list. The Peterson Paper building at 301 East Second Street has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.


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.


Davenport will once again be the finish line for one of the biggest bicycle rides in the world.

RAGBRAI Route To Be Announced This Weekend

Jan 25, 2018

Once again, Davenport might be the last stop on a long trip through Iowa.  The Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, also known as RAGBRAI, will announce the route this weekend.  

Tate Hearing Postponed

Jan 25, 2018
Davenport School District

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.