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.

Interviews will be held soon in the search for new police and fire chiefs for Moline.


Now that the legislature's veto session is over, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has begun campaigning for a second term. This week, he began visiting companies around the state to tell them how he can help, if re-elected. 

Book World Closing

Nov 1, 2017
Book World

A Wisconsin-based chain of book stores, with several in northwestern Illinois, is going out of business. Wednesday Book World announced it will close all 45 of its stores in 6 states.

Hoping to compete with Iowa and help young people find jobs, Moline has changed its liquor ordinance. Now "minors" who are 18, 19, and 20 can sell and serve alcohol in bars, restaurants, and grocery stores.


The Channel Cat Water Taxi will carry its last passengers of the year, this weekend. Operated by MetroLINK, the Channel Cat has carried nearly 44,000 people since Memorial Day.


One week after a fire closed a Moline school, students and staff have moved to a temporary site. Monday morning, Franklin Elementary re-opened in the former Western Illinois University building on 60th Street in Moline, overlooking John Deere Road.

The Quad City Mallards have officially begun preparing for the new season - their 21st overall, and fourth in the ECHL. Training camp opened Sunday, and will last for two weeks.

Franklin School Update

Sep 29, 2017

Classes could resume as soon as early next week for students and teachers at Franklin Elementary School in Moline. The school has been closed since Monday because of a fire last weekend that cause significant damage throughout the building.


Three years after it closed, a buyer may have been found for the former Western Illinois University campus in Moline. On Sunday, college trustees will hold a special meeting in Macomb to "consider the sale of the University's former 60th Street campus."