Carl Sandburg College plans to offer training in a field that's growing very quickly. Last month, the board of trustees gave preliminary approval to the cybersecurity specialist certificate program. 

Scribble: Deb Ford

Nov 17, 2018

submitted / U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

In January, Iowa US Senator Chuck Grassley will probably become the third in line to the presidency. This week, Senate republicans nominated him to be Senate pro tem.

New Bettendorf Fire Chief

Nov 16, 2018
City of Bettendorf

Bettendorf has a new fire chief. Friday the city announced the promotion of Assistant Chief Steve Knorrek to the position of fire chief. He's served as acting chief since last April when Gerry Voelliger retired.

Illinois Midterm Wrapup

Nov 16, 2018
State of Illinois

On Midwest Week, a wrap-up of the statewide races in Illinois from the midterm election.

Friday morning's WVIK newscast for Nov. 16, 2018:

  • Meadery opens in downtown Davenport
  • Eastbound lanes of I-74 under Ave. of Cities overpass to close Saturday night
  • Rock Island's MLK Center to host Thanksgiving meals this weekend

Carl Sandburg College

Top college students in Illinois will be honored this weekend for excellence and leadership. The Lincoln Academy of Illinois will present the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award at a ceremony in Springfield on Saturday. 

Meadery Opens in QC

Nov 15, 2018

A modern version of what may be the oldest form of alcohol is now available in the Quad Cities. Bootleg Hill Honey Meads opened Thursday in downtown Davenport.

Religious leaders in the Quad Cities want businesses to show that they're open to everyone. One Human Family, founded by Rabbi Henry Karp and Reverend Rich Hendricks, has created signs for local business owners to put in their windows to "welcome all people."