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DAVENPORT, Iowa — In a unanimous vote, the Davenport City Council agreed to a $10 million deal as part of the approval for the railroad merger potentially affecting Quad Cities tracks. The merger, between railroad companies Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern, would roughly triple the amount of rail...
PRINCETON, Iowa — Former Princeton, Iowa City Council member, Ann Geiger is no stranger to the riverfront. "I was a former city of Princeton council person for two and a half terms. I helped start the park board and the tree committee. I have written grants for this community, and I previously worked for the city of Davenport in community and economic development for 17 years."
Beer billboard battle: Quad Cities breweries duke it out through signs on opposite sides of the river
DAVENPORT, Iowa — If you've passed by Front Street Brewery or Wake Brewing recently, you might have caught sight of some billboards directing you across the river for a taste of local beer. The rival billboards are part of a fun game of poking the bear being played by...
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ELDRIDGE, Iowa — North Scott Community School District hosted its first "Quad City School Safety Symposium" on Aug. 10 at North Scott High School. Training included several presentations, discussion panels and a police simulator. Educators learned how they should act in active shooter situations, both in confronting the threat...
Four eastern Iowa media organizations are joining a nonprofit media rights group in filing a lawsuit against the Bettendorf school board and other officials after they blocked journalists from covering a meeting about school violence that was attended by hundreds of people. The lawsuit filed Monday by the Iowa Freedom...
EAST MOLINE, Ill. — Rock Island County's newest nature preserve finally has a name: Amôwa Forest Preserve. "Amôwa," the Concise Dictionary of the Sauk Language, is the Sauk word for bee. The name ties into the park's purpose of providing a habitat for the region's native species, such as the Rusty Patched Bumblebee, American Bumblebee, Indiana Bat and Northern Long-eared Bat.
Islamic Center of the Quad Cities giving out backpacks for families in need of back-to-school help on Sunday
MOLINE, Ill. — Are your kids in need of new backpacks this back-to-school this season and money is tight? The Islamic Center of the Quad Cities is ready to help. The Islamic Center is holding a backpack giveaway on Sunday, Aug. 7 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at their 6005 34th Avenue location in Moline.
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ANKENY, Iowa — The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation on Thursday revealed the manner and cause of death for the family members killed on July 22 at Maquoketa Caves State Park. Officers responded to the scene at about 6:25 a.m. Friday, July 22 in the park's campground and found...
BETTENDORF, Iowa — Quad Cities leaders are celebrating new and upcoming developments in downtown Bettendorf. The Quad Cities Chamber and Downtown Bettendorf Organization announced that the area has continued to see growth over the past year, from the new Interstate 74 bridge and walkway to the completion of the TBK Bank building.
MOLINE, Ill. — The City of Moline announced Tuesday, Aug. 2 that Barry Dykhuizen is its next assistant city administrator. He began his work for the city Monday, Aug. 1. Dykhuizen previously served as Morrison, Illinois, city administrator for nine years as well as city manager in Guttenberg, Iowa.
Hours before hearing for violating state law, IDHS transfers 'mentally unfit' inmates from Knox Co. to hospitals
KNOX COUNTY, Ill. — On Thursday, Aug. 4, the Illinois Department of Human Services transported all Knox County Jail inmates deemed to be mentally unfit to stand trial to mental health hospitals. This came just hours before the department's secretary was scheduled to appear in court for violating state law in failing to allow their transfer.
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DAVENPORT, Iowa — Kids showed off their cattle at Mississippi Valley Fair's market beef show on Friday Aug. 5. Several breeds were on display, with 4H and FFA youth competing. It's just one of many animal contests at the fair, which organizers said are meant to get kids excited about agriculture.
CLINTON, Iowa — Police in Clinton, Iowa are searching for a suspect involved in a robbery at a Shell Express gas station. According to a Facebook post from the Clinton Police Department, police are investigating a robbery that took place at the Shell Express location at 500 N 2nd Street on Monday, Aug. 8 at about 5:25 a.m.
DAVENPORT, Iowa — Eastern Iowa Community College has been awarded a sizable grant by the Arconic Foundation as part of an initiative to highlight Quad City manufacturing jobs. Arconic Foundation, the philanthropic wing of Arconic, Inc., gave $100,000 to the three-college group on Wednesday, August 4. The grant is...
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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — The Rock Island Academy returned Wednesday, August 3 for its first day of the 2022-2023 school year. The academy was the Rock Island-Milan School District's choice for a red carpet entrance welcoming the new year. School principal Tom Ryan said this is the first year...
DAVENPORT, Iowa — The merger between Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern continues to gain traction in the Quad Cities. The City of Davenport is expected to vote on a $10 million agreement on Aug. 10 that could bring many changes to the metro. One of those changes? Three...
GALESBURG, Ill. — More than a hundred people rallied Saturday, July 30 in Galesburg to protest the working conditions for fright train workers across the country. The workers and unions have been negotiating with rail companies since late 2019. The freight train workers said they want higher wages, better hours and to be treated respectfully.
MOLINE, Ill. — The Salvation Army and Quad City Walmart locations are teaming up to collect school supply donations for families in need this weekend. The Army's Stuff the Bus campaign is back from Aug. 5-7 at all Quad City Walmart locations, encouraging visitors to buy and then donate school supplies to help low-income families.