American Pickers star Frank Fritz’s Illinois antique store cluttered with bandages, coffee cup lids and dirty napkinsThe US Sun 2 DAYS AGO
Lawsuit Filed Against Clinton
A lawsuit has been filed against Clinton City officials challenging its approval for the sale of DeWitt Park to the YWCA to build supportive housing.
45K pounds of meat scattered, 1 person injured after multiple semi trucks collide on Interstate 88
ROCK FALLS, Ill. — On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Illinois State Police were dispatched to Interstate 88 in Whiteside County after reports came in of a multiple-vehicle crash. Upon arrival, three truck tractor semi-trailers and one passenger vehicle were found blocking both lanes of traffic on I-88 eastbound near mile marker 42 near Rock Falls.
Clinton County Supervisor placed on probation after OWI guilty plea
A 46-year-old Clinton County Supervisor was sentenced to probation after he pleaded guilty to a serious-misdemeanor charge of OWI-first offense, court records show. Daniel Srp was sentenced Tuesday in Clinton County Court, according to court records. Documents say the court deferred judgment in the case for a period of one...
Historic Bellevue Button Factory Springs to New Life with Ambitious Restoration
The historic Bellevue Button Factory, a once-thriving industrial site along the Mississippi River, is experiencing a renaissance. Spearheaded by local entrepreneur Allen Ernst, the $1.2 million restoration project aims to breathe new life into the 1865 structure that has served as a pearl button manufacturer, grain storage, and even a laundromat throughout its existence. This comprehensive initiative, buoyed by a State of Iowa catalyst grant, involves elevating the building by 16 feet to safeguard against rising river levels and repurposing the space into a vibrant community hub featuring offices, a coffee shop, and educational facilities.
DeWitt Clinton's Enduring Legacy: The Erie Canal and Clinton County
The Erie Canal stands as a testament to the vision and determination of DeWitt Clinton, whose leadership as the New York governor propelled the United States into a new era of economic prosperity. Named after this influential statesman, Clinton County, IA, embodies the historical significance of his achievements. A passionate advocate for infrastructure, Clinton, also known as the 'Father of the Erie Canal,' was pivotal in connecting the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, a move that revolutionized 19th-century commerce and transportation.
Country Superstar To Headline County Fair In Eastern Iowa
Another Iowa county fair has announced a superstar headliner. The artist performing at next year's fair in eastern Iowa is a country artist but has plenty of fans to fill a venue. The Jackson County Fair is thrilled to announce that chart-topping country artist Justin Moore will take the stage...
Stockton teenager hospitalized after crashing into ditch, tree
STOCKTON, Ill. (WTVO) — A 16-year-old Stockton girl was hospitalized on Wednesday after her car veered off the roadway and into a ditch before striking a tree in rural Stockton. The incident occurred on E. Townsend Road, just east of S. Stockton Road around 9:52 p.m., according to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office. The […]
Deer Hunters Report Successful Increase In Jo Daviess County
Hunters in Jo Daviess County harvested a preliminary total of 967 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois firearm deer season. The total from Nov. 17 to 19 represents an increase from the 843 deer taken during the first weekend of the 2022 season and the 830 deer taken during the first weekend in 2021, according to Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Statewide, hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 53,348 deer during the first weekend of this year’s season, compared to 52,354 deer during the same period in 2022. Illinois’ seven-day firearm deer season will conclude with a four-day window today to Sunday Dec. 3.
Downriver man charged with aggravated assault for allegedly punching, strangling his girlfriend at I-94 rest stop
A 29-year-old Downriver man is jailed on a $100,000 cash bond, charged with assaulting and injuring his girlfriend during an argument on Tuesday.
Prophetstown High School Celebrates Athletic Achievements and School Spirit in Recognition Event
Prophetstown High School celebrated its Basketball Cheer, Basketball Dance, Boys Basketball, Bowling, and Scholastic Bowl teams in a significant recognition event, followed by a basketball scrimmage. Students demonstrated school spirit by cheering on these teams as each player was announced. Not only did the basketball team entertain with their scrimmage,...
5 Area Fire Departments Receive 2023 DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants
Five area fire departments are benefiting from an Iowa DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant. More that $415-thousand dollars in 50 percent cost-share grants were recently awarded to 131 rural Iowa fire department to help their efforts to fight wildfires. Cascade, Centralia/Peosta, Greeley, Key West, and Maquoketa fire departments are among...
The Sawmill Museum: A Tribute to Clinton’s Lumber Capital Legacy
In the historic Lyons District of Clinton, Iowa, The Sawmill Museum proudly encapsulates the city's legacy as the once-thriving 'Lumber Capital of the World.' Open since October 2011, this museum not only celebrates but vividly recounts the lumber industry's pivotal contribution to the American West's expansion. Exhibits such as the original pieces from the Struve Mill and a functioning early 20th-century sawmill provide an authentic glimpse into the lumber journey, from log to final product.
Wintry Mix in Quad Cities: Live Updates from the Beast on Road Conditions and Safety
Experience a live look from the Beast as it roams the Quad Cities amidst a wintry mix. With ongoing rainfall in Eldridge and snowfall in Clinton County, the video emphasizes the importance of vehicle safety and caution on the roads.
Paint Holiday Ornaments December 2
Hundreds of salt clay Christmas ornaments have been prepared: snowfigure, bell, star, tree, wreath, gingerbread figure, teddy bear, circle, or heart. After selecting a couple, remember to write your name on the unpainted backside. Embellish them with tempera paint donated by CAPA. Add a hanging string. There is no charge...
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Bellevue as of 2023-12-01. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
Clinton moves forward with supportive housing project, selling DeWitt Park
CLINTON, Iowa (KWQC) - After controversy surrounding plans to sell DeWitt Park for a proposed supportive housing project, Clinton City Council approved the plans to move forward with the sale. The council approved the motion on its consent agenda on Tuesday, Nov. 28 for the sale of DeWitt Park to...
IOWA PREP FOORTBALL: North Scott's Gerardy now heading to Iowa
The opportunity was just too good to pass up. And with that, North Scott High School senior Kyler Gerardy’s next football foray will be with the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. On Friday, the Lancers’ standout athlete committed to the Iowa football program, accepting a preferred walk-on opportunity with the Hawkeyes, who are playing in Saturday's Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis.
No one injured from Park View home fire
No injuries were reported from a home fire in Park View. On 11/30/2023 at 09:01, The Eldridge Volunteer Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire in the 200 block of Shawnee Cir. in Park View on Novemer 30 at 9:01 a.m. Firefighters arrived at the scene of a single-family home with dense smoke and flames coming from the structure. Fire crews put out the fire and were able to extinguish hot spots. All residents of the home escaped uninjured.
Christmas in LeClaire continues this weekend
Christmas in LeClaire continues through the weekend. Rich Henning, a small-business owner in LeClaire, says it’s “the most festive event of the Quad Cities at Christmastime.”. The event got under way with Master Carvers creating wooden shoes and decorations. Ron Leiby, of Bettendorf, is a former LeClaire resident....
Exploring the Great River Trail: A Journey Through America's Heartland
The Great River Trail, a scenic 60-mile stretch along the banks of the Mississippi River in Albany, Illinois, serves as a picturesque portal to America's rich cultural and natural heritage. This path is more than just a trail; it is a journey through time, offering an array of activities against a backdrop of stunning river vistas. The trail is an inviting ribbon of paved paths, dedicated bike lanes, and rural roads that connect travelers to historical landmarks such as the Albany Indian Mounds and the Dutch Windmill in Fulton, providing a profound insight into the region's bygone eras.