Herb Trix

News Director, Host All Things Considered and Midwest Week

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.

While a graduate student in the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield (then known as Sangamon State University), he got his first taste of public radio, covering Illinois state government for WUIS.

Here in the Quad Cities, Herb worked for WHBF Radio before coming to WVIK in 1987. Herb also produces the weekly public affairs feature Midwest Week – covering the news behind the news by interviewing reporters about the stories they cover.

Herb resides in Moline with his wife Diane, and their dog Augie.

The Liggins murder trial has ended in Waterloo - with no verdict. Monday afternoon Scott County Judge Marlita Greve declared a mistrial after the jury reported it could not agree on a verdict after about 3 days of deliberations.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

WVIK News

Republican candidate for Rock Island County Clerk criticized on Wednesday his Democratic opponent for her handling of voter security.

Jeff Reinitz/Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Testimony is over, and the murder trial of Stanley Liggins will soon go to the jury. Tuesday afternoon in Waterloo, the defense called its final witnesses, then announced the defendant would not testify.

WVIK News

Bruce Rauner versus corrupt Democrats from Chicago—that's how Illinois Governor Rauner described the choice between him and his Democratic opponent, JB Pritzker, during a campaign stop in the Quad Cities Monday. 

This week, residents of the Rock Island School District can help choose the next superintendent. Three open forums will be held for people to talk about "the qualities and characteristics" they think are most important.

Augustana College Library

A long time professor of religion at Augustana College has died. Dr. Peter Beckman passed away last week at the age of 93. 

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