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Friends of Lane Evans

A longtime champion of veterans, family farmers, and working people has died. Last night, former 17th district Congressman Lane Evans passed away after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. 

WVIK Staff

For the third time in just two weeks, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has brought state help to the Quad Cities for major projects. Earlier this month it was low interest loans for water and sewer projects, and to design a new building for Western Illinois University - today it was money for the new I-74 bridge. 

Preventing floods in Galesburg could cost more money for residents. At public meetings tonight and tomorrow, city officials will talk with property owners about a proposed stormwater utility fee. 

Santorum Visits QC

Oct 23, 2014
WVIK Staff

Rick Santorum took time off Thursday night from his usual focus, politics, to devote some time to another favorite subject. After a couple of days of campaigning for Iowa republicans, the former presidential candidate and Pennsylvania US senator, was the keynote speaker in Davenport at a fund-raiser for the Women's Choice Center of the Quad Cities.

City of Davenport

The demand for public housing in Davenport far outstrips the supply. The city has announced it will stop accepting applications for its public housing and Section 8 programs at the end of this month.

Rock Island Arson Arrest

Oct 21, 2014
Rock Island Police Department

Nearly one month after a fire severely damaged several buildings in downtown Rock Island, police have made an arrest. 34 year old Jason Anderson of Rock Island was taken into custody this morning, and is charged with two counts of arson.

Residents of East Moline might pay higher property taxes next year. Tonight, the city council will consider raising tax rates for water and sewage maintenance, and garbage service.

Officer Involved Shooting

Oct 16, 2014

Four Davenport police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing after they shot and killed a man last month. That was the announcement this afternoon from Scott County Attorney Mike Walton.

WVIK Staff

The long nightmare for local motorists will soon be over. Today, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced the Centennial Bridge will re-open on Sunday (10/19).

Rock Island

Residents of Rock Island can help plan the future of their downtown. Tuesday night the city will hold a public meeting to help a consultant study how to revitalize the area from 13th to 24th Streets, and between the river and 5th Avenue.