Two weeks after crude oil train cars derailed and caught fire in northwest Illinois, the site has been stabilized, and now the long-term cleanup and restoration work can begin. 

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

Local environmentalists say clean water is the next issue Iowa needs to tackle. Saturday, the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges will host a panel discussion with leading water quality experts, at Davenport West High School. Julie Plumer, from Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, says having clean water available is important for Iowa's future. 

She says the five experts will discuss water quality issues, and answer questions. Among the speakers will be Bill Stowe, the CEO of Des Moines Water Works, and Randy Moore, President of the Iowa American Water Company. 


Help with your spring cleaning will be provided next month by the Rock Island County Waste Management Agency. It will hold an electronic collection "event" on April 18th at the county fairgrounds in East Moline.

RiverWayStories: Government Bridge

Mar 14, 2015

Train Derailment Followup

Mar 13, 2015
Dubuque Telegraph Herald

On Midwest Week, following-up on last week's crude oil train derailment in northwestern Illinois.

Galena Derailment Update

Mar 9, 2015

Cleanup continues at the site of a trail derailment near Galena in northwestern Illinois. Federal, state, and local agencies are working with the BNSF Railway to monitor and cleanup where tank cars carrying crude oil went off the track, and caught fire, last Thursday (3/5).

RiverWayStories: Credit Island

Mar 7, 2015

Flood Outlook Update

Mar 5, 2015
WVIK Staff

Flooding should not be a major problem in the coming weeks. That's the message from the National Weather Service in its second Spring Flood Outlook, issued today.

RiverWayStories: Who Controls the River?

Feb 28, 2015

Mid-Winter Bald Eagle County

It wasn't a record, but a lot of bald eagles are spending the winter in and near the Quad Cities.