Mississippi River

WVIK News

Illinois may help communities along the Mississippi River save their historic buildings. State representative Mike Halpin from Rock Island is sponsoring a bill to make tax credits available for rehabilitating historic structures.

Muscatine Fire Department

Thanks to some local companies, the Muscatine Fire Department now owns a new rescue boat. And once it's fully equipped, it will be stored along the city's riverfront and ready to use.

Benjamin Payne / WVIK

A new interactive exhibit at the Moline Public Library is giving Quad Cities residents the chance to see two years into the future, when the new Interstate 74 bridge across the Mississippi River is scheduled to open.

River Levels Rising

Feb 20, 2018
National Weather Service

As the rain continues, the rivers near the Quad Cities continue to rise.

First Flood Outlook

Feb 16, 2018
National Weather Service

Don't get too worried about possible spring flooding, yet. In its first flood outlook for this year, the National Weather Service says the chance of flooding along the Mississippi and other rivers in this area is "normal to below normal."

Army Corps of Engineers

The mayors of Davenport and Dubuque met with President Trump Wednesday to talk about the Mississippi River and its possible inclusion in a future federal infrastructure bill. Frank Klipsch and Roy Buol were members of a delegation from the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative.

CityChannel Dubuque

Dubuque will once again use Christmas Day and New Year's Eve to premier new videos about the city. The city's relationship with the Mississippi River is the subject of "River Boats, River Voices," volumes 1 and 2, that'll be shown on CityChannel Dubuque. 

QC-Times Big Story: 'The Great River'

Dec 1, 2017
 Commercial fisherman Dennis Weiss of Bellevue, Iowa, loads a box containing one of his 50-hook trotlines into his boat before heading out one afternoon this past July on the Mississippi River.
Kevin E. Schmidt / Quad-City Times

For three months this past summer, Quad-City Times photographers Kevin Schmidt and Andy Abeyta, along with reporter Jack Cullen, explored a 400-mile region of the winding Mississippi River Valley that spans the entire eastern border of Iowa, northwest Illinois (including the Quad-Cities) and southwest Wisconsin. 

Hoping to raise money for charity, and challenge themselves, three men from the Quad Cities are riding the length of the Mississippi River on their bicycles. On September 10th, Tom Rowe, Tom Thoms, and Jim Millman set out from  Itasca, Minnesota, and plan to reach New Orleans this Saturday (9/30).

20th Annual QC Marathon

Sep 22, 2017
QC Marathon

The 20th annual Quad Cities Marathon will be held this weekend - on Sunday morning - with the start and finish lines on River Drive in downtown Moline. Proceeds each year benefit  prostate cancer research and screening.

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