In his annual state of the city address Monday, Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms said the city is financially stable and has remained resilient amid challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Forgoing last year’s virtual-only address, the Kiwanis Club and Rock Island Rotary hosted their traditional buffet lunch Monday at the Quad City Botanical
Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms will give his annual State of the City Address on Monday, January 10th at noon during a joint meeting of the Rock Island Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs at the QC Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island. To read the full story click here
NBC Chicago: Bradley Officer Pleaded for Her Life Before Being Shot to Death With Own Gun: Prosecutors
A Bradley police sergeant was “desperately pleading for her life” moments before a gunman fatally shot her with the officer’s own gun, Kankakee County prosecutors said Monday. Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe is seeking life sentences for Darius Sullivan, 25, and Xandria Harris, 26, who face a litany of felony charges in last week’s
Rock Island’s economic victories have been small in comparison to the other Quad Cities. New businesses that opened in the Quad Cities recently tend to be small rather than larger operations that need a lot of employees. The District of Rock Island, once a vibrant section of the Quad Cities, has been relatively quiet since
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – After strong storms tore through several parts of the Midwestern and Southern regions of our country, people from across the United States are stepping up to help. That includes the Quad Cities. CJ Sims lives in the Quad Cities, but also has ties to the South. When he saw the devastation
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (KWQC) – Downtown Rock Island leaders presented a $7 million plan to revitalize the area at a city council work session Monday night. Director of Downtown Rock island, Jack Cullen, in collaboration with Streamline Architects, came together and made plans to transform downtown into a better place for businesses and citizens alike.
Disaster-aid and humanitarian groups are mobilizing to help tornado victims and setting up dedicated fund for donations to support their efforts. Here’s a look at some of the relief being provided and ways to donate. The American Red Cross is making it easy to send a quick $10 donation simply by texting “REDCROSS” addressed to the number,
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A decades-long process nearly came to a close on Wednesday, as Quad Cities leaders reacted to the new I-74 bridge. The mayor of East Moline looked back to where it all started with the old bridge. “From 4,000 vehicles going across that bridge when [the old bridge] was first built,” Reggie
EAST MOLINE, Ill. — In the midst of a five-week strike, United Auto Workers union has accepted the latest offer from John Deere and will return to facilities for work on Thursday morning. Majority approved Deere’s third offer by a 61% to 39% voting margin on Wednesday, Nov. 17. The contract will be in effect for the
Quad Cities: Illinois Gov. Pritzker Doubles Down On Mask Mandate And Covid Restrictions; When Will They End?
As Illinois covid numbers continue to improve, pressure is mounting for Gov. JB Pritzker to remove the covid-19 restrictions and mask mandate which has been in place since August, but yesterday in a press conference Pritzker renewed the mask mandate and said it was still “way too early” to remove it. “If you go look