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Police investigate deadly Saturday shooting

Rock Island Police continue to investigate a fatal shooting incident early Saturday. Shortly before 12:30 a.m., Rock Island Police were notified that a 61-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound arrived at UnityPoint – Trinity Rock Island, according to a news release from Rock Island Police. The victim later...
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1 dead after overnight shooting in Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) - Rock Island Police are investigating an overnight shooting that left a 61-year-old man dead. According to police, officers were notified that the victim arrived at UnityPoint Trinity Hospital in Rock Island at 12:25 a.m. Saturday morning with a gunshot wound. He later died from his injuries.
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Iowa House candidate: Protest rally set for Sunday

In response to the Dobbs V. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Ruling by the U. S. Supreme Court, a protest rally is planned for Sunday in Davenport. “We must ‘take heart’ and remember that neither the courts nor the governor, neither alone nor in concert, can deny Iowans their long-standing and hard-won basic privacy protections,” Iowa House District 97 Democratic candidate Ken Croken said in a news release.

Humility Homes hosts ‘Welcome Home’ Block Party

DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - Dozens gathered Saturday for Humility Homes’ third annual ‘Welcome Home’ Block Party. “Our mission is to end homelessness in the QCA by providing a variety of housing sources,” said Ashley Velez, Humility Homes’ executive director. “This last year we helped 1,100 people between our street outreach program, our emergency shelter, supportive housing, and affordable rentals. We truly believe everyone has a right and deserves a place to call home.”

Fireworks in QC: When you can set them off or go to shows

MOLINE, Ill. — As the fourth of July approaches this year, Quad Citizens will be seeing firework shows getting geared up, fireworks stands showing their wares, and warnings about firework safety. We're compiling information about fireworks in the area here; from when and where shows are, how you can...

'Demand change' | Quad Citizens protest overturning of Roe v. Wade

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, community members in the Quad Cities decorated their signs and gathered to protest. The Quad Cities Democratic Socialists of America organized a protest at Layafette Park in Davenport on Saturday, June 25. Close to 100 people were there chanting "hands off my body" and carrying signs reading "keep Roe, abort the court."

Randall wins Sprint Invaders at Davenport

Chase Randall had the field chasing him when the Sprint Invaders came to Davenport Speedway Friday night. Randall won his heat race, the shake-up dash, and led 24 of the 25 laps in the feature race. Randall, a Texas native who is racing in Iowa this Summer, started the A-main on the outside of row […]

Floating Classroom lets area kids learn on the river

Even though most people in the Quad Cities live only a few miles from a river, many have never been out on the water or spent time near it. As water-quality oriented groups, Partners of Scott County Watershed and Living Lands and Waters both work to improve the current conditions of the waterways in our […]

Church briefs

Broadway Outreach Center, 710-23rd Street, Rock Island will be hosting a free clothing giveaway today between noon and 1:30 p.m. With many generous donations there are men's, women's, girls, boys and baby clothes and a few blankets, sheets, books, a lots of shoes, sewing machines and some household items. Broadway is also serving a free lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m., serving taco salad, refried beans and churros. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 309-644-1176.

Big River Brass Band sets summer concerts in Iowa, Illinois

The Big River Brass Band will perform concerts in July and August:. 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, Veterans Memorial Park, Bettendorf. 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, Iowa Municipal Band Festival, Boone, Iowa. 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, Central Park, Aledo, Ill. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, Geneseo City Park, Geneseo,...

River Action earns mini-grant from Humanities Iowa

River Action recently received a mini-grant award of $3,000 from Humanities Iowa, a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in support of the 18th annual Explore the River Summer Education Series. River Action’s Explore the River Series is in full swing, offering talks on the Channel Cat...

The Impact of Plastic

Less than 10% of all plastic ever produced has been recycled. In 2021, 94% of plastic waste went into our landfills, or ended up as litter on our lands, streets, and waterways. It takes more than 500 years for plastic to degrade. Half of all the plastic ever produced has been made in the last 13 years. If we stay on this pace, we will be producing three times more plastic by 2050 than we are currently. Last October, the Mississippi River City and Town’s Plastic Pollution Initiative found that cigarette butts and plastic waste were the top sources of litter in the Quad Cities. We can do better.