News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Rock Island Police Dept.

Police are asking for help in finding a Rock Island woman who's been missing since last week.

Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

Summer tourism in the Quad Cities generally depends on sporting events and music festivals, but not this year. The Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau says 13 business-related conferences will be held here in June, and will bring in at least 25-hundred visitors.Lynn Hunt, from the bureau, says this year, there have already been 32 percent more conferences and meetings in the Quad Cities. And, the events this month should boost the economy by about one-million-dollars. 

Bike Share and River Action

The Quad Cities already has public transportation, including buses and taxis, and soon, bicycles could join the list. Tuesday, River Action will ask local residents to help plan a new Bike Share program, at Centre Station in downtown Moline.  Tim Chambers, from River Action, says Bike Share is a system where residents and tourists could check out bikes at docking stations throughout the Quad Cities.

WVIK Staff

East Moline residents gathered at Morton Drive today, to honor the man who gave the street its name. This morning, the East Moline Police Department held a memorial for Richard Morton, an officer killed in the line of duty. Morton was killed in 1969, when he confronted a man threatening children with a gun. Retired Police Chief Reggie Freeman says he grew up in the same neighborhood as Morton.

Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities

While it continues to build new houses in the Quad Cities, a local non-profit will also start to repair them. This fall, Habitat for Humanity will start a new program in Moline's Floreciente Neighborhood. Neighborhood Revitalization Director, Mary Chappell, says Habitat is joining an international initiative, to make a bigger impact on local areas. 

In September, volunteers will kick off the new program by holding a work day in the largely Hispanic neighborhood in north-western Moline. They'll break ground for a new home, make minor home repairs, and clean up yards. 

Memorial Day Ceremonies

May 22, 2015
WVIK Staff

Three observances of Memorial Day will be held in the Quad Cities on Monday.

The Quad Cities Marathon is going green. 

US Dept of Veterans Affairs

With Memorial Day coming up this weekend, volunteers will help put out flags in the National Cemetery on Arsenal Island. 

Bettendorf Parks & Rec Dept

Despite their age, three recreation facilities in Bettendorf are operating efficiently, and shouldn't need major upgrades for at least several years. That was the report Monday night to the city council from Sports Facility Advisors.

Genesis Debut at Niabi

May 18, 2015
Niabi Zoo

One of the newest residents of the Niabi Zoo will make his public debut tomorrow.