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A recent accident gave Mediacom a chance to show it's prepared to move fiberoptic lines quickly, with minimal interuption in service. Last week, the company's crews fixed and re-located a major section of cable from the I-74 bridge to an underground tunnel.

Vacant to Vibrant

Aug 11, 2018

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Iowa has a new tool to measure how fast the state is reducing water pollution. Recently, the state DNR and researchers at Iowa State University completed a three-year digital mapping project.

Michelle O'Neill reports the new, interactive maps show where landowners and farmers have changed the land to reduce runoff and improve water quality.

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos—whose 17th Congressional District spans the Illinois Quad Cities and other northwestern parts of the state—says the recent indictment of a Republican congressman for alleged insider trading is the latest example of what she describes as the Republican Party's "rampant culture of corruption, cronyism and incompetence."

Headlines for the morning of Friday, August 10, 2018:

  • Davenport man sentenced for injuring Buffalo police chief
  • Rep. Cheri Bustos calls out GOP for "rampant culture of corruption"
  • LeClaire and Port Byron prepare for cross-river tug of war
  • Small-town Illinois post office to be renamed for fallen soldier

Today's forecast: high of 86 with mostly sunny skies, and a 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms after 4 p.m.

Tug Fest

For the 32nd year, Illinois and Iowa will "face off" across the Mississippi River this weekend.


On Midwest Week, now that the Rock Island County Board has voted to demolish the courthouse, what happens next, and when might demolition occur.

The name of a small town Illinois post office will be changed to honor a fallen soldier. On Friday in Fairview, in Fulton County, west of Peoria, a ceremony will be held to officially name the building, the "Sergeant Douglas J. Riney Post Office."

St. Ambrose University wants to help e-Sports grow in the Quad Cities. The new team is preparing for its first season as a member of the National Association of Collegiate e-Sports.