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Design With Dredge

Sep 22, 2018


The Clinton LumberKings have decided to sign on with a new team. After being affiliated with the Seattle Mariners for ten years, the LumberKings are now partnered with the Miami Marlins.

This month is an important anniversary for people who work with the homeless in the Quad Cities. Friday Humility of Mary Housing celebrated taking over the John Lewis Shelter ten years ago when it was on the verge of closing.

submitted / Illinois Department of Transportation

Construction on Illinois Highway 84 in Port Byron may give drivers headaches for nearly two months. The Illinois Department of Transportation says starting Monday, the road will be closed to through traffic from Polk Street to Lynn Street.

Headlines for the morning of Friday, September 21, 2018:

  • Arsenal bridge to be closed Saturday
  • Candidates for IL governor debate for first time
  • Investigators say Iowa public agency director sexually harassed at least three subordinates
  • Northern Illinois University announces its first female president
  • Quad City International Airport to fast-track infrastructure improvements

Today's forecast: high of 68; breezy, with northwest winds of 15 mph and gusts up to 30 mph.

Rauner v. Pritzker

Sep 21, 2018

On Midwest Week, early voting starts soon for the November election, and the key race in Illinois this fall is for governor.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

A group of local investors is giving a Bettendorf manufacturer a new lease on life. Sivyer Steel announced Thursday it has emerged from bankruptcy and was sold in July for $6.5 million in cash. The company had been owned by Milwaukee-based FCF Partners since 1999. Its new name is Sivyer Steel Castings.

Just two weeks after the 2018 season ended, the Quad Cities River Bandits have announced their schedule for 2019. Their 7th season as an affiliate of the Houston Astros will begin on April 4th with a home game against Burlington. 

Headlines for the morning of Thursday, September 20, 2018:

  • Jury enters deliberations in murder retrial of Stanley Liggins
  • Silvis woman admits to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from programs for needy children
  • Candidates for R.I. County Clerk address election security
  • Vigil held for slain Iowa State golfer

Today's forecast: high of 92 with the heat index as high as 101; breezy, with south winds of 15-25 mph and gusts up to 30 mph.

A Silvis woman has admitted stealing more than half a million dollars from programs that feed needy children. Wednesday 66 year old Nora Steele pleaded guilty to federal charges of fraud and filing a false tax return. 

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