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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. 

A local agency and church have teamed up to help cooks become entrepreneurs. Tomorrow in Rock Island, the Palomares Social Justice Center and St. John's Lutheran Church will host a cook-off competition to kick-off their new, "Catalyst Kitchen."

Terry Stimpson, from Palomares, says a group called Global Communities, which is affiliated with the John Deere Foundation, gave the center a grant to create a commercial kitchen at St. John's. The church was looking for ways to increase services in the surrounding neighborhood.

"A Golden Celebration of People" -- that's the name of the 50th anniversary party for Project Now, the community action agency in the Illinois Quad Cities. Tomorrow afternoon, the agency will host elected officials and residents to at Schwiebert Park in Rock Island.

The census helps determine where businesses locate, new schools are built, and how many members of Congress each state will have. And that's why the Doris and Victor Day Foundation in Rock Island is preparing for the 2020 census, even though it's still two years away.

courtesy of the Dispatch/Argus & QC Online

For the holiday weekend, look forward to races, parades, and politicians in the Quad Cities.

Driving through downtown Moline will be more difficult for the next few weeks. Beginning on Wednesday, River Drive will be closed in both directions between 23rd Street and 19th Street. Contractors will set girders over River Drive for the new I-74 bridge.

Mid-Life Retirement

Aug 29, 2018
WVIK News

A couple from Oregon helped sort used clothing Wednesday in downtown Davenport. John-Michael and Tara Elmore are spending a year volunteering at nonprofit and community organizations across the U.S. Including Wednesday morning at Dress For Success. 

United Way of the Quad Cities

This year's campaign for the United Way is officially underway. At a kick off event Tuesday morning, officals annouced their goal is more than 9 million dollars. 

Normandy, Sicily, Italy, and now Bettendorf. The LST-325 is one of the largest ships built during World War II, and she served all over the European Theater. This weekend, the transport ship will dock in Bettendorf, and will be open for tours. The historic vessel saw extensive combat in World War II, and participated in some of the war’s most famous operations.

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