WVIK News / Data Sources: Illinois Community College Board & Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

Community colleges in western Illinois and eastern Iowa are bucking a trend in declining enrollment.

Michelle O'Neill reports the Illinois Community College Board reports on average, enrollment this fall at the state's community colleges has dropped 4.2% compared to a year ago.


On Midwest Week, the Davenport School Board agrees to sell a former school, but not to the highest bidder.

Palmer College

Work will begin soon on two major building projects at Palmer College in Davenport. Wednesday it announced plans for a new Learning Commons and Experiential Learning Center.


A former astronaut who likes to promote science education will visit Augustana College next week. Doctor Jose Hernandez says his lecture "Reaching for the Stars" is about "dreaming big" and not giving up.

Property taxes probably won't change much for residents of the Carl Sandburg College district. Trustees have tentatively approved a tax rate for next year that's about one-tenth of a cent less than this year.

Thanks to stable state funding, the tax levy for Black Hawk College will probably not change very much. Thursday night the board of trustees will discuss a proposed property tax rate for next year of about 56 cents per 100 dollars assessed value. 

Governor J.B. Pritzker announced appointments Monday to fill the two vacancies on the Western Illinois University Board of Trustees.

Over the next six weeks area high schools will collect food for the 34th annual Student Hunger Drive. A kickoff event will be held Monday night at The River Bend Foodbank in Davenport. 

Augustana College

Augustana College has a new centerpiece. Students returned from summer break to find an improved, larger quad in the lower half of campus, with the school's iconic "A"  covering the center.