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Live music, food trucks, and dunk tanks filled with executives aren't usually seen at John Deere World headquarters. But Monday morning in Moline, the company kicked off Live United Week by hosting a Play United Event, part of its three-year campaign with the United Way. 

More construction is coming to the Mississippi River near the Rock Island Arsenal. This project will repair a guidewall, which helps towboats enter the locks.

Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes

The Quad Cities will soon be home to the first human milk depot in northwestern Illinois. The Rock Island County Health Department's Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic in Moline will accept donations of breast milk for sick and premature babies.

A local historical society has restored a monument on Campbell's Island, over 110 years after it was built. The obelisk commemorates a battle fought in East Moline during the War of 1812. In it, pro-British members of the Sauk tribe, led by Chief Black Hawk, attacked and defeated US soldiers, under the command of Lieutenant John Campbell.

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There's good news and bad news when it comes to the health of Quad Cities residents. Results of the latest survey by the Quad City Health Initiative show the number of smokers continues to fall, but too many of us are over-weight.

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Remarks by Lieutenant General (retired) Raymond Mason - on Tuesday he was the featured speaker at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Arsenal Island. 

Mason is currently the director of Army Emergency Relief, and lives in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony

Sep 11, 2018
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About 200 people gathered on Arsenal Island Tuesday morning to mark the 17th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. At the 9/11 memorial, they honored the  nearly 3,000 who died in New York, Washington DC, and near Shanksville Pennsylvania.

A 60-year-old business in Clinton will close its doors this fall. Eastman House Furniture is one of the most well-known furniture stores in the area, due in large part to owner, Susan Richeson. The former New York City designer routinely attended furniture shows across the country to make sure her products were in vogue. She plans to retire after owning and managing the store for 25 years.

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WVIK's Benjamin Payne has the story of an attorney from Rock Island who in 1988 took his case to the highest court in the land. Audio from the oral arguments comes from the archives of the Supreme Court. Audio of Stuart Lefstein in 2018 comes from an interview conducted at the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, as part of The Great Quad Cities Listen.

Hein Memorial Highway

Sep 7, 2018

A memorial to an eastern Iowa soldier killed in Vietnam will be unveiled this weekend. On Sunday, classmates of Gary Hein will dedicate four signs along a stretch of Highway 130 between Davenport and Tipton. 

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