Illinois QC Healthy Homes Coalition

Nearly 40 years after it was banned, lead paint is still a hazard, especially for children. That's why the Illinois Quad Cities Healthy Homes Coalition is applying for a federal grant to remove it from local homes.

About 50 people applied for a key position in Moline that's been vacant for several months. Former city administrator Lew Steinbrecher retired in November. And late last year, the city council hired GovHR USA to help search for his replacement.

Seventh Ward Alderman, Mike Waldron, says a recruiter from the firm has been reviewing the applications and, by the end of the week, will provide a list of the top ten candidates.

A woman suspected of killing a pedestrian with her car, has pleaded not guilty. 25 year old Kristianna Granada of Moline appeared in court Tuesday .

A drawing of the new bridge.

Now that some of the preparation work is finished, actual construction of the new I-74 is next.

On Midwest Week — an update and a timetable. 

With help from a private foundation, the auditorium at Moline High School will soon be transformed into a performing arts center. Monday night the board of education approved plans to renovate and expand the current facility.


Motorists who travel along John Deere Road better prepare themselves for delays and detours. On Thursday a two-year project begins to widen John Deere Road in Moline. 

A toddler looks through a small hole in the side of a yellow playground structure.
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Toddlers, kids, tweens, teens, adults, and seniors will all find something to do at the newly expanded and renovated YMCA in Moline. Monday afternoon, Two Rivers YMCA held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the $3.8 million project.

Two months after Moline's city administrator retired, the search for his replacement is ready to begin. A recruiter from the search firm hired by the city will spend the day Friday meeting with city staff and leaders.

Atty. Robert Waterman (left), At-Large Ald. Stephanie Acri (center) & Sonia Berg (right)
Todd Mizener / Dispatch Argus,

Moline Mayor Scott Raes will be the only name printed on the ballot for mayor in next year's municipal election. This morning, the city's Municipal Officers Electoral Board ruled four candidates' nominating petitions are invalid because their signature pages were not numbered, as mandated by Illinois law.

Moline's Municipal Officers Electoral Board - Connie Wright-Mohr (left), Chair & 6th Ward Ald. Kevin Schoonmaker (center) & 5th Ward Ald. Lori Turner
Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

It's the letter of the law versus the right of candidates to access the ballot. For three hours Tuesday morning, the Moline Electoral Board heard testimony and arguments about whether four candidates should be allowed to run for office.