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Illinois Public Radio

This week on Midwest Week, a look at the Illinois General Assembly's fall veto session - what was accomplished and what was put off until next year, or later.

submitted / Rock Island Police Department

Nice weather and a longer season are helping archers harvest more deer in Rock Island. Since the city-controlled hunt began two months ago, 40 deer have been killed compared to just six last winter.

WVIK Staff

 A blocked street in Moline is going to stay blocked all winter. Today the Illinois Department of Transportation announced River Drive at I-74 will NOT re-open as planned this month.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Black pastors want to prevent a fatal shooting, like the one in Ferguson, Missouri, from happening in Davenport. Monday morning (mon), Rogers Kirk from Third Missionary Baptist Church led a news conference and discussion with the mayor, police chief, and others to address police and race relations.  

Quad City Times

This week on Midwest Week, planning for the future of the the Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley.

Rock Island Clean Line / Rock Island Clean Line

A controversial proposal to build a new electrical transmission line across Iowa and Illinois has won approval for the Illinois portion of the project. Tuesday the Illinois Commerce Commission gave its permission to Rock Island Clean Line. 

City of Rock Island / City of Rock Island

Defendants in the Jumer's Crossing court case want the City of Rock Island to pay their attorneys' fees. This morning, Judge Lori Lefstein heard arguments from the Big Island River Conservancy District, Village of Milan, four Rock Island residents, and others. She also heard from attorneys representing the City of Rock Island. 

   Residents and businesses in Galesburg may soon start paying a new fee. Monday night the city council will discuss setting up a stormwater utility.

No More Left Turns

Nov 20, 2014
city of Moline

The flow of traffic through one of the Quad Cities' busiest intersections will change drastically tomorrow. On Friday, the Illinois Department of Transportation says left turns will no longer be allowed at the intersection of 38th Street and John Deere Road in Moline.

Davenport River Vision 2014 Update / Hargreaves & Assoc. for City of Davenport

Local history, lots of things for kids to do, and a place where people can touch the Mississippi. Those are just three things Davenport officials want to incorporate into the city's riverfront after the Rhythm City Casino moves inland.