Rock Island

Crawford Company

Thanks to growing interest in micro-brewing and brew pubs across the country, a Rock Island company is going to expand and add jobs. Monday night, the city council approved incentives for the Crawford Company to buy a vacant warehouse on 31st Avenue.

Augustana's Dean Evelyn Campbell Retires

May 8, 2018
Augustana College / Augustana College

After 27-years, the dean of students at Augustana College, Evelyn Campbell, will retire. 

Mike Poletto reports.


One of the busiest streets in Rock Island will be re-surfaced, we just don't know when. 

Lincoln Homes Demolition and Reconstruction

Mar 8, 2018
Rock Island Housing Authority / Rock Island Housing Authority

A local agency plans to build new apartments and houses in Rock Island after tearing down Lincoln Homes. The Rock Island Housing Authority is asking the Illinois Housing Development Authority for permission to demolish and redevelop the apartments located on 9th Street and 5th Avenue. It also applied for a federal grant.

Quinn Campaigns in QC

Feb 15, 2018

A former Illinois state treasurer, lieutenant governor, and governor is running for one of the few statewide jobs he hasn't held. Pat Quinn, one of the eight democrats running for attorney general in next month's primary, began a trip across the state in Rock Island Thursday morning.

Scott County officials want businesses to be prepared for a mass shooting. Next week, the county's Emergency Management Agency will host an active shooter workshop at Augustana College.


The governor of Illinois came to the Quad Cities Friday to celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Bruce Rauner  toured Jordan Catholic School in Rock Island, stopping in a couple of classrooms, and then spoke to an assembly.

Dohrn Transfer

A Quad Cities company is sharing the benefits of the federal tax cut.  This week, Dohrn Transfer in Rock Island gave each of its 1,200 employees a $1,000 bonus. 

Heather Dohrn, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, says the company wanted it to be a surprise.

Tori Charnetzki / WVIK

Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms gave his first "State of the City" address Monday at the Quad City Botanical Center.

Warming Centers

Dec 27, 2017

With dangerously cold conditions predicted through the weekend, Rock Island Township has opened a warming center.