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April 2014

Annual fundraiser will benefit local charities

04/16/14 Annual fundraiser will benefit local charities


The annual John Deere Classic launched its annual Birdies for Charity today.
Lodge Renovation Approved

04/16/14 Lodge Renovation Approved


One year from the former Jumers in Bettendorf will re-open as a Double Tree by Hilton
Fall Tax Referendum May Decide Future of Hope Creek

04/16/14 Fall Tax Referendum May Decide Future of Hope Creek


A local group wants Rock Island County to continue to own and operate Hope Creek Care Center. At last night's county board meeting, the Keep It Supported for Seniors Committee, or KISS, encouraged the board to place a tax referendum on the November ballot. And all but one board member voted to do just that.
Rock Island's first female firefighter retires

04/16/14 Rock Island's first female firefighter retires


Lieutenant Suzanne Vallejo has retired after serving twenty years in the fire department.
Illinois residents encouraged to support a new tax system

04/15/14 Illinois residents encouraged to support a new tax system


Members of A Better Illinois gathered in Rock Island to promote what they call the Illinois Fair Tax.
New assistance for first-time homebuyers in Illinois

04/14/14 New assistance for first-time homebuyers in Illinois


Welcome Home Illinois is a new program that will provide down-payment assistance and a low interest for first-time homebuyers.
LOGCAP Done in Iraq

04/14/14 LOGCAP Done in Iraq


After 11 years, an office on Arsenal Island has ended its operations in Iraq
Nepalese community celebrates its new year

04/14/14 Nepalese community celebrates its new year


Today, local residents from Nepal celebrate Baishakh, the first month on the Nepalese calendar.
Rate Hike Request for Illinois QC

04/11/14 Rate Hike Request for Illinois QC


MidAmerican Energy wants to raise rates for Illinois electric customers
Construction begins on retail development in downtown Davenport

04/11/14 Construction begins on retail development in downtown Davenport


The groundbreaking for a 15,000 square foot retail space was held this afternoon in downtown Davenport.
Midwest Week for 4/11/14

04/11/14 Midwest Week for 4/11/14


A preview of the new season for the Quad Cities River Bandits.
Memorial service for WWII fighter pilot

04/11/14 Memorial service for WWII fighter pilot


A Clinton man who died over seventy years ago while be buried tomorrow at the National Cemetery.
Free bus offers residents rides to supermarkets

04/11/14 Free bus offers residents rides to supermarkets


A monthly shuttle will take residents of Moline and East Moline to major grocery stores.

04/10/14 International Farm Tours


The convention and visitors bureau will host some tour organizers this weekend.
CEO of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Resigns

04/10/14 CEO of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Resigns


CEO David Green has announced his resignation after twenty-five years with the organization.
Body found of missing Davenport woman

04/09/14 Body found of missing Davenport woman


The body of 29-year-old Carrie Olson was found last weekend in Minnesota.
Survey offers glimpse of travel in Quad Cities

04/09/14 Survey offers glimpse of travel in Quad Cities


Findings will help the Bi-State Regional Commission determine future transportation projects in the Quad Cities.
Ag Sprayer Plant to Expand/Add Workers in Davenport

04/09/14 Ag Sprayer Plant to Expand/Add Workers in Davenport


A Danish company with a plant in Davenport is asking for the city's help to expand. Tonight, the city council is set to vote on a development agreement with HARDI North America.

04/08/14 School Consolidation Referendum


If approved, the question will be on the November ballot for four Illinois QC districts.
Two New Staff Members Join Quad City Symphony Orchestra

04/08/14 Two New Staff Members Join Quad City Symphony Orchestra


The orchestra has appointed its new director of development and assistant conductor.
Survey about courthouse restoration

04/08/14 Survey about courthouse restoration


A survey will gauge whether the Rock Island County Board is close to a consensus on what to do with the courthouse.
New Trashcan Lids Provide Advertising Space

04/07/14 New Trashcan Lids Provide Advertising Space


The pilot program begins today in Moline to put advertising on trash can lids.
Niabi Zoo Opens

04/07/14 Niabi Zoo Opens


Visitors can see their favorite animals and the zoo's newest additions to its family.
Scott County Jail to be Featured in "Jails of America"

04/07/14 Scott County Jail to be Featured in "Jails of America"


A crew is filming in the Scott County Jail today, but it's not from Hollywood or a big production company. Sheriff Dennis Conard says a few months ago, the National Institute of Corrections asked if it could shoot scenes in the seven-year-old jail, for use in a new training DVD. The 30-minute video will be called "Jails of America."
Funeral For MIA From Clinton

04/07/14 Funeral For MIA From Clinton


Louis Longman will be buried at the National Cemetary on Arsenal Island.

04/04/14 Disabilities Career Fair


QC employers will meet with local residents with disabilities.
Midwest Week for 4/4/14

04/04/14 Midwest Week for 4/4/14


A look at last week's budget address by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.
Closed Bridges in the Coming Months

04/02/14 Closed Bridges in the Coming Months


Centennial Bridge in July, Government Bridge in September
Reward for Hit and Run Information

04/02/14 Reward for Hit and Run Information


The family of a teenager killed near the QC is still looking for answers.
Quad Cities River Bandits Gear Up for Opening Day

04/01/14 Quad Cities River Bandits Gear Up for Opening Day


Thursday is opening day for the Midwest League.
Endangered Historical Sites in Illinois

04/01/14 Endangered Historical Sites in Illinois


Landmarks Illinois has released its annual list of endangered sites.
Davenport Citi High

04/01/14 Davenport Citi High


Davenport high school students will soon be able to prepare for careers in technology.

March 2014

The economic impact of the military in Illinois

03/31/14 The economic impact of the military in Illinois


Researchers will study the economic impact of the arsenal and other military bases.

03/28/14 Midwest Week for 3/28/14


An update on plans for the Rock Island County Courthouse
Cokie Roberts Speech

03/28/14 Cokie Roberts Speech


The speech given Thursday night by Cokie Roberts at a benefit for WVIK.
Rubik's Cube Competition

03/28/14 Rubik's Cube Competition


People from several states will compete Saturday in Dixon, Illinois.
Cokie Roberts on political climate in Washington

03/27/14 Cokie Roberts on political climate in Washington


The NPR and ABC analyst will headline an annual fundraiser for WVIK.
The Iowa Utility Moratorium Ends Soon

03/26/14 The Iowa Utility Moratorium Ends Soon


Iowa utility companies are allowed to disconnect customers behind on bills beginning April 2nd.
Big Iowa City Hospital Urges People to Get Covered

03/26/14 Big Iowa City Hospital Urges People to Get Covered


A big hospital in Iowa City has been working hard to help people sign up for health insurance before the end of the month. Last fall, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics began offering free application assistance to patients and others, before the Affordable Care Act went into effect.
Living Lands and Waters Will Wrap Trees

03/26/14 Living Lands and Waters Will Wrap Trees


Living Lands and Waters will hold its annual tree wrap in Rock Island tomorrow.
Mallards Extend Lease

03/26/14 Mallards Extend Lease


The team and i Wireless center have extended their lease agreement for three more years.
Playground Razor Blades

03/25/14 Playground Razor Blades


Someone in East Moline is trying to harm children.
Muscatine Blue Zones Milestone

03/25/14 Muscatine Blue Zones Milestone


Twenty percent of city residents have pledged to live healthier.
Jen Chapin Trio

03/24/14 Jen Chapin Trio


The latest visiting artist specializes in "original urban folk music"
Monmouth professor studies how cold affects brown recluse spiders

03/24/14 Monmouth professor studies how cold affects brown recluse spiders


He hopes the winter did not kill off a local colony.
Deere Expands at U of Illinois

03/24/14 Deere Expands at U of Illinois


The company has doubled the size of its Technology Innovation Center

03/24/14 Committee of Ten Organizes


Board members from 4 Ill. QC districts begin studying consolidation

03/21/14 Midwest Week for 3/21/14


Trying to understand results of this week's Illinois primary
Clinton County K-9 Deputy Retires

03/21/14 Clinton County K-9 Deputy Retires


Odin has retired after ten years on the job

03/21/14 Dubuque Pool Gardens


The 4th annual Wading Pool Garden Project
Gathering of the Green

03/20/14 Gathering of the Green


Deere enthusiasts have gathered in Davenport for a 4-day convention
SAU Middle East Institute

03/20/14 SAU Middle East Institute


New program opens next month with lecture by Jim Leach
Credit Island Lodge Restoration

03/19/14 Credit Island Lodge Restoration


Restoration could begin this spring following last year's fire

03/17/14 TIF District for RI Walmart


Tonight aldermen will be asked to approve a tax increment financing district for the project.
Schilling Announces

03/17/14 Schilling Announces


Two years after he lost his seat in Congress, he determined to win it back.

03/14/14 Midwest Week for 3/14/14


On Tuesday's ballot - the local option sales tax for schools in RI County
Local Retailer Opposes Sales Tax Hikes

03/14/14 Local Retailer Opposes Sales Tax Hikes


A store in the Illinois Quad Cities will lose business if Rock Island County voters approve a couple of sales tax referenda in next week's election. That's according to George Bingham, General Manager of Teske's Pet and Garden.
Jean Seberg Documentary Premieres in Davenport

03/14/14 Jean Seberg Documentary Premieres in Davenport


A documentary by Quad City locals, "Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg" will screen for the first time ever this Saturday.
Poetry Out Loud Finalists

03/13/14 Poetry Out Loud Finalists


Two students from Orion High School compete Friday for the state championship.

03/13/14 QC Unemployment Falls Again


Now the second lowest unemployment rate among Illinois' largest metro areas.
River Vision Workshop

03/13/14 River Vision Workshop


The latest in a series of public input sessions for the Davenport riverfront
RI Fine Arts Exhibition

03/12/14 RI Fine Arts Exhibition


The 38th annual exhibition will be open for a month at Augustana College.

03/12/14 Missing Rock Island Man Found Dead


The body of Alberto Alvarez has been found in Sherrard
Missing Rock Island Man

03/11/14 Missing Rock Island Man


Alberto Alvarez was last seen Sunday afternoon.
Ferris Wheel Under Construction

03/11/14 Ferris Wheel Under Construction


Workers are putting up the newest attraction at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport.

03/11/14 Hit-and-Run Update


More information on the possible car involved in a fatal accident.
Apartments To Be Built in Historic Union Arcade

03/11/14 Apartments To Be Built in Historic Union Arcade


Demand for housing in downtown Davenport continues to rise, and that's why a developer plans to turn another historic building into apartments. Monday morning, officials from Financial District Properties and the city used sledgehammers to put holes in a wall and kick-off the renovations at the Union Arcade. It's on the corner of Brady and Third streets.
Bill Brady Campaigns in the QC

03/10/14 Bill Brady Campaigns in the QC


Brady is one of four candidates on the 3/18 GOP primary ballot
Plans for Lyndon Lane

03/10/14 Plans for Lyndon Lane


Plans for new public housing go before the Rock Island city council tonight.
Buffalo Bill Museum Expands

03/07/14 Buffalo Bill Museum Expands


With more space, more exhibits will be possible.
WVIK News to be Honored for Immigrants Driving Series

03/07/14 WVIK News to be Honored for Immigrants Driving Series


This morning, the Illinois Associated Press announced the winners of its 2013 Broadcasters excellence contest.

03/07/14 Midwest Week for 3/7/14


Hunger in the Quad Cities
South Park Celebration

03/06/14 South Park Celebration


The 40th anniversary of its opening and the beginning of renovations.
Trash Lid Advertising

03/06/14 Trash Lid Advertising


Advertising will soon begin appearing on trash cart lids in Moline.
Davenport Police Asking for Complaints (& Compliments)

03/05/14 Davenport Police Asking for Complaints (& Compliments)


Some people like to vent their frustrations after getting a speeding ticket, or having something stolen from them. But the Davenport Police Department has the opposite problem. In January, it began participating in a survey that would help the department improve.
Annual QC Lobbying Trip to Washington

03/05/14 Annual QC Lobbying Trip to Washington


Local leaders will spend Thursday and Friday meeting with members of Congress and at federal agencies.
VFW Members Raise Money for Fellow Veterans' DC Trip

03/05/14 VFW Members Raise Money for Fellow Veterans' DC Trip


Late this spring, dozens of veterans from Eldridge and rural Scott County will fly to Washington DC to see memorials dedicated to them.

03/04/14 Corporate Hunger Drive Ends


Results of this year's Student Hunger Drive Corporate Challenge will be announced Wednesday

03/03/14 Churches United New Executive Director


Anne Wachal joined the ecumencal organization 15 years ago.
Matson Building in Princeton,Illinois

03/03/14 Matson Building in Princeton,Illinois


The former library now belongs to the Bureau County Hist. Society
Circa 21 asks Rock Island For Help

03/03/14 Circa 21 asks Rock Island For Help


The city may help pay for improvements to the theater and Speakeasy.

February 2014

Silvis Joins Main Street Program

02/28/14 Silvis Joins Main Street Program


Program will help the city revitalize its downtown.

02/28/14 Midwest Week for 2/28/14


Previewing the March primary races for governor of Illinois
Remembering Desert Storm

02/27/14 Remembering Desert Storm


Illinois will honor those who died during Desert Storm, including a QC man.
17-year-old Deere Shareholder Is Excited About the Future of Farming

02/27/14 17-year-old Deere Shareholder Is Excited About the Future of Farming


One of John Deere's slogans this year is, "The future of farming is in sight." But in fact, a big part of that future was sitting in the audience. 17-year-old Tommy Justison is the president of Section 19 of the Future Farmers of America in Hillsboro, Illinois. He's also a Deere shareholder along with other members of his family.
QC Woman Honored by PGA Tour

02/27/14 QC Woman Honored by PGA Tour


Linda Little is one of 5 finalists for Volunteer of the Year.
Community Foundation Two Milestones

02/27/14 Community Foundation Two Milestones


As it begins its 50th year, assets have reached $100 million.
The River Bend Food Bank Moves

02/26/14 The River Bend Food Bank Moves


Today the Food Bank held tours of its new warehouse and offices in southwest Davenport.
Southpark Renovations

02/25/14 Southpark Renovations


Tonight Moline aldermen could give their final approval to a development agreement with the mall owner.
Andover Veterans Monument

02/25/14 Andover Veterans Monument


The village invites veterans of recent wars to put their names on a new monument.
Eat for Less This Week at QC Restaurants

02/25/14 Eat for Less This Week at QC Restaurants


The local convention and visitors bureau is encouraging local residents to eat at local restaurants. It's the second annual Quad Cities Restaurant Week.

02/25/14 New Young Voters in RI County


A new law, and a ballot question, help boost voter registration.

02/24/14 Pollock Asks for Innocence


She wants to sue Illinois but first needs a certificate of innocence.
2014-15 Opening Day for Dav Schools

02/24/14 2014-15 Opening Day for Dav Schools


Tonight the board of education will consider August 14 for classes to start
Augustana Prof Teaches in German

02/24/14 Augustana Prof Teaches in German


Dr. Jane Simonsen will spend the next 4 months teaching American Studies at the U. of Regensburg.
Galesburg Trade Mission to Oman

02/24/14 Galesburg Trade Mission to Oman


Companies hope to win contracts for a huge railroad project in the Persian Gulf

02/21/14 Midwest Week for 2/21/14


A controversial reorganization for some Moline elementary schools.
Forecasters Watch for Ice Jams on Rock River

02/21/14 Forecasters Watch for Ice Jams on Rock River


As snow begins melts in the Quad Cities and areas to the north, the National Weather Service and Corps of Engineers are keeping an eye on the Rock River.
It's the Snowiest Winter Ever in the QCs

02/21/14 It's the Snowiest Winter Ever in the QCs


This winter will go down in history as the snowiest ever in the Quad Cities. With Monday's storm total of 5.9 inches, the National Weather Service in Davenport says 53.3 inches of snow have fallen since December 1st.
Wharton Browning Book

02/20/14 Wharton Browning Book


A new book about Wharton Field House and Browning Field in Moline.
Dubuque Riverfront Planning

02/19/14 Dubuque Riverfront Planning


The city has started working on a long range plan for Chaplain Schmitt Island.
United Way 2013 Campaign Total

02/19/14 United Way 2013 Campaign Total


QC residents contributed more than $8.4 million.
Black Hawk College Tuition

02/18/14 Black Hawk College Tuition


Trustees may set tuition this week for next year.
Deere Sponsors Johnson

02/18/14 Deere Sponsors Johnson


The company will sponsor PGA player Zach Johnson
Augustana Solar Power

02/17/14 Augustana Solar Power


Solar panels will soon start generating electricity at a field station in northern Illinois.

02/14/14 Midwest Week for 2/14/14


Comparing the local news presented by four tv stations in the Quad Cities.
Moline Mayor Medical Leave

02/13/14 Moline Mayor Medical Leave


Scott Raes will be out for up to two months following heart surgery.
Deere Reports Record Profits Then Lays Off Factory Workers

02/13/14 Deere Reports Record Profits Then Lays Off Factory Workers


Just a day after reporting record quarterly profits, Deere and Company has announced layoffs at its combine plant in the Quad Cities. Spokesman, Ken Golden, says about 120 jobs will be cut at the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline.

02/12/14 Scott County Warrants Online


Active warrants from the last several years are now searchable, online.
Study Foreign Languages at Augustana

02/12/14 Study Foreign Languages at Augustana


The college opens its foreign language classes to high school students.
Alcoa Expansion

02/12/14 Alcoa Expansion


A ribbon cutting Wednesday for the expansion of the Davenport Works.
Putnam STEM Center

02/11/14 Putnam STEM Center


In April, the Putnam Museum in Davenport will open the new STEM Science Center
TouVelle Stadium Upgrades

02/11/14 TouVelle Stadium Upgrades


The Bettendorf school board has approved a major renovation of the high school stadium.
QC Firm Wins Job in Kuwait

02/10/14 QC Firm Wins Job in Kuwait


KJWW Engineering Consultants will help design a huge new cancer center.
Southpark Renovation

02/07/14 Southpark Renovation


The mall owner releases details of its plan for the mall in Moline.
Ski Area Thrives When It Snows

02/07/14 Ski Area Thrives When It Snows


At least one business in the Quad Cities area is enjoying this winter. Snowstar Winter Sports Park has suffered through at least two winters of warm temperatures and rain. With ski runs, a tubing hill, and other features, it's located near Andalusia, and has a full-time staff of six, with more than 100 seasonal workers.

02/07/14 Midwest Week for 2/7/14


SAU plans a new sports complex in Davenport.
HealthPlex Bettendorf

02/06/14 HealthPlex Bettendorf


Genesis Health System is building a second healthplex, similar to the one that opened in Moline last fall.
Heating Bills Way Up

02/05/14 Heating Bills Way Up


Make sure you're sitting down when your next utility bill arrives.
Celebrating Home Ownership

02/04/14 Celebrating Home Ownership


The RI Housing Authority Honors former residents who've now bought their own homes.
Fewer Crimes in Rock Island

02/04/14 Fewer Crimes in Rock Island


Crime and violent crime continued to fall last year in Rock Island.
QC Salvation Army Reaches Goal

02/03/14 QC Salvation Army Reaches Goal


Thanks to an extended Red Kettle Campaign, the Salvation Army reached its fund-raising goal.
The Cost of Water for the Iowa QC

02/03/14 The Cost of Water for the Iowa QC


State regulators may decide Tuesday whether to approve higher rates for the Iowa-American Water Co.
Davenport School District Budget

02/03/14 Davenport School District Budget


Work on next year's budget begins tonight with a look at possible spending cuts.
Former WVIK News Employee Helps Create Super Bowl Ad

02/03/14 Former WVIK News Employee Helps Create Super Bowl Ad


A former WVIK employee helped create a ketchup commercial that aired during the Super Bowl. Four years after graduating from Augustana College in Rock Island, Jeff Chin is a director at the Chicago branch of Animated Storyboards.
Dress for Success

02/03/14 Dress for Success


The group that helps low income women find work is expanding in the QC

January 2014

01/31/14 Midwest Week for 1/31/14


A look at this week's State of the State address by Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn

01/30/14 QC Unemployment


Unemployment fell slightly in the Quad Cities in December
Shipping on the Mississippi in the QCs Declined in 2013

01/30/14 Shipping on the Mississippi in the QCs Declined in 2013


We may be seeing a downward trend, but there are too many factors to know for sure. That's what Ron Fournier from the Corps of Engineers says about barge traffic in the Quad Cities in 2013.
Penny Parade for the Sandburg Site

01/30/14 Penny Parade for the Sandburg Site


Each year local children collect pennies to help support the Carl Sandburg Historic Site in Galesburg.
Women's Leadership Council

01/28/14 Women's Leadership Council


The council has raised enough money to build a new preschool in downtown Davenport.
New Ambulances for the National Guard

01/28/14 New Ambulances for the National Guard


Workers on Arsenal Island have begun making ambulance "kits" for the National Guard.
Augustana Armed Officers

01/28/14 Augustana Armed Officers


Trustees approve a plan to create a campus police department with armed officers
Bettendorf Hires a Director fo the Family Museum

01/27/14 Bettendorf Hires a Director fo the Family Museum


A man who grew up three blocks away is now the director of the Family Museum in Bettendorf. This morning, City Administrator, Decker Ploehn announced he's appointed Jeff Reiter to the position, which has been open since October. He's been working for the museum for about 15 years, mostly recently as co-interim director and head of Business and Community Relations.

01/24/14 Midwest Week for 1/24/14


Prophetstown tries to recover from last summer's downtown fire
QC Blues Fest Wins Presigious Award

01/24/14 QC Blues Fest Wins Presigious Award


As a local festival celebrates its 30th year, it's also won a coveted prize in music circles. Today in Memphis, the Blues Foundation presented the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival with this year's Keeping the Blues Alive award, in the category U.S. Festival.
Monmouth Coffee Project

01/23/14 Monmouth Coffee Project


An interdisciplinary study of coffee from the chem lab to the retailer
Rising Gas Prices

01/23/14 Rising Gas Prices


Normally prices are steady until the spring

01/22/14 Republican candidates for Governor of Illinois debate airing on WVIK


Rock Island, Ill. –WVIK Augustana Public Radio will be broadcasting live a debate between the Republican candidates for Governor of Illinois. This 90-minute debate airs at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 23.
Success for Be a Tourist

01/21/14 Success for Be a Tourist


Once again local residents were willing to Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard
2013 Farm Equipment Sales

01/21/14 2013 Farm Equipment Sales


Why last year was a good year for sales in the US

01/20/14 WVIK January Newsletter


Welcome to 2014! I hope your holidays were good ones. We have some exciting things planned for this year. In addition to renovating our studios (thanks to your gifts to our capital campaign), we will be dining with Cokie Roberts and traveling to London. I hope you’ll join us!
Jonesy Retires from Circa 21

01/20/14 Jonesy Retires from Circa 21


The theater holds a party to honor its long-time lobby host.
A Hungry Insect Is Eating Ash Trees in the Quad Cities - AUDIO & PHOTOS

01/20/14 A Hungry Insect Is Eating Ash Trees in the Quad Cities - AUDIO & PHOTOS


"If you don't do anything to save your ash trees now, the Emerald Ash Borer WILL kill them." In a nutshell, that's what government officials are telling cities, counties, and property owners in the midwest.
Federal Money for the Arsenal & Thomson

01/17/14 Federal Money for the Arsenal & Thomson


A new appropriations bill promises help for the RI Arsenal, and will open the federal prison in Thomson.

01/17/14 Midwest Week for 1/17/14


Rock Island versus Big Island and Milan
Captain Starhawk Saves the World

01/16/14 Captain Starhawk Saves the World


This weekend, Moline High School will perform an original play by a local playwright
Updating River Vision

01/15/14 Updating River Vision


Davenport begins updating plans for its riverfront

01/15/14 Financial Projections for the RI Schools


Stable revenue and rising costs means tough decisions ahead
Armed Officers on Campus

01/15/14 Armed Officers on Campus


Augustana College trustees will consider allowing campus police to carry guns
Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard

01/14/14 Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard


For the 13th year, local residents are invited to visit local hotels, restaurants, and attractions.
First Grants from New Foundation

01/14/14 First Grants from New Foundation


Seven grants will benefit the village of Milan
Metro Link New Transfer Station

01/13/14 Metro Link New Transfer Station


The new station opens Monday in downtown Rock Island

01/10/14 Moline May Buy Collectors' Center


The price is just over 1 million dollars.

01/10/14 Midwest Week for 1/10/14


An update on the Walmart project on 11th Street in Rock Island
Bald Eagle Days

01/10/14 Bald Eagle Days


This weekend at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island.
Rhythm City Sale Approved

01/09/14 Rhythm City Sale Approved


State regulators approve the sale to Dan Kehl who plans to build a land-based casino in north Davenport.
SAU Athletic Complex

01/08/14 SAU Athletic Complex


The university is planning practice fields and a stadium just north of campus
Amtrak Delayed by Extreme Weather

01/07/14 Amtrak Delayed by Extreme Weather


Snow and ice blocked three trains in northern Illinois Monday night.
College Cornerstone

01/03/14 College Cornerstone


Davenport may help families save for college

01/03/14 Dangerous Cold is Coming


We're looking forward to wind chills as low as 45 degrees below zero on Monday

01/02/14 Banished Words Feature


The latest list of words and phrases banned from "the Queen's English."
Vikings to the Dominican Republic

01/02/14 Vikings to the Dominican Republic


For a week, the Augustana softball team will play, work with kids, and sightsee.
Republicans in the Iowa Quad Cities Get Ready for the Caucuses

01/02/14 Republicans in the Iowa Quad Cities Get Ready for the Caucuses


Scott County republicans are preparing for the caucuses in January, but it's a lot less work than two years ago. 2012 was a presidential election year, and party members across Iowa had to spend part of their holidays getting ready for an early caucus date.
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