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Marianna Bacallao, WVIK News

Today, COVID-19 vaccinations at the Camden Centre in Milan came with a discount and a show, both provided by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. 

How can Democrats compete in rural areas? Kal Munis, co-author of a Niskanen Center report, Gone Country: Why Democrats Need to Play in Rural America, and How They Can Do It Again, discusses how Democrats can win in rural areas and why it’s important for our country that both parties do better in adverse geographic territory.

Illinois General Assembly

Time is running out for residents of Illinois who want to have a "say" in the redistricting process. Friday night the House Redistricting Committee will hold one of its final hearings virtually.

State Representative Mike Halpin from Rock Island says this only happens once every ten years following a new federal census - drawing new congressional and legislative maps.

Henry Kahl

Apr 16, 2021

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.

Henry C. Kahl was born poor in a cottage in northwest Davenport, Iowa. He was never a Boy Scout, he was not in school long enough for the deportment side of the report card to instill in him the Protestant work ethic, and there's no indication that he ever read Ben Franklin. It's almost as if Henry knew instinctively that the American dream of "rags to riches" required something more than dreaming.

Scribble: Justin Hettlage

Apr 15, 2021


Vaccine Variations

Apr 15, 2021
QCSO

If you get your Covid vaccine at the Rock Island County mass vaccination clinic in Milan, through May 20, there will be something special that’s literally music to your ears.

Taking a cue from famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s recent impromptu performance during his Covid vaccine observation period, the Rock Island County Health Department and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra are partnering to bring live music to the mass vaccination site at Camden Centre in Milan.

Chippiannock

Apr 15, 2021

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.

"Chippiannock" is a Sauk Indian word meaning "city of the dead," a fit name for the city of Rock Island's first cemetery, ninety-five acres lying on a plateau not far from Saukenuk, where the war chief Black Hawk grew up. The place was originally called Manitou Ridge because of the Indians' belief that here the Great Spirit spread his wings among the hills to keep floods away.

submitted / MidAmerican Energy

In January, MidAmerican Energy closed its 96-year-old power plant in the Quad Cities.

Michelle O'Neill reports. 


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