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Honor Flight of the Quad Cities

For the 45th time, a group of veterans will fly to Washington DC to see the military monuments dedicated to them. Plans were announced Wednesday morning for the next Honor Flight from the Quad Cities, on August 30th.

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The "Wall that Heals" is now on display in Moline. The replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. arrived at the campus of Western Illinois University Wednesday, and will stay through Sunday.

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Several months after his nomination was first announced, the confirmation hearing for Terry Branstad will finally begin.

Cheri Bustos

Several months after first being mentioned as a possible candidate for governor of Illinois, Cheri Bustos has decided against it. Monday the congresswoman from East Moline and the 17th District said she will run for re-election next year instead.

QC-DC Flights End

Jun 7, 2016
WVIK Staff

Direct flights between the Quad Cities and Washington D.C. will end Wednesday. Quad City Airport spokeswoman, Cathie Rochau, says the last flight from D.C. will arrive Tuesday night, and the final return flight is set for Wednesday morning.

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Passenger traffic at the Quad City Airport declined again last year, continuing a trend that began five years ago. The total number of people flying into, and out of, the airport, dropped about 6,000 from the previous year, or nearly one per cent.

Director of Aviation, Bruce Carter says the numbers are disappointing, but still pretty good. But since 2011, traffic has dropped 13 per cent and he blames the big drop on losing Air Tran service in 2012.

Southwest Airlines bought Air Tran, and dropped its service to many smaller metropolitan areas, including the Quad Cities.

Quad City Airport

Years of hard work have finally paid off for the Quad City Airport and local business leaders. Over the weekend, United Express began daily, non-stop round trips from here to Washington DC, and Dulles International Airport.