Thursday morning's WVIK newscast for Oct. 11, 2018:

  • Iowa gubernatorial candidates begin debate series; Illinois candidates finish theirs
  • Enterprise zones approved for Illinois QC and Henry County

Today's forecast: high of 50 with mostly cloudy skies; winds of 15 mph and gusts up to 25 mph; frost advisory overnight, with a low in the lower 30s.

The state has decided to help boost business and industrial expansion in the Quad Cities and western Illinois. Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity approved enterprise zones for the Illinois Quad Cities and for Henry County.

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Workplace sexual harassment occurs in many industries, not just entertainment and government.

But we rarely, if ever, hear about cases in the Quad Cities where bosses, supervisors and employees have subjected their co-workers to abuse, ranging from unwanted comments to sexual assault.

Michelle O'Neill talks with two Family Resources employees who work with people who've been targets of sexual harassment at their jobs in the Quad Cities.

One statewide candidate is ready to roll up her sleeves and start working as soon as the election is over. Republican Darlene Senger is a former state representative now running for Illinois Comptroller. 

City of Rock Island

"Rock Island Unplugged" might sound like a series of acoustic concerts. But it's really a new community forum, and it won't be held at City Hall.

Wednesday morning's WVIK newscast for Oct. 10, 2018:

  • Jason Van Dyke being held in Rock Island County
  • Trump visits Iowa, lifts ethanol restriction
  • River Drive closure in Davenport
  • Help for heating bills in the QC

Today's forecast: rain and thunderstorms; windy, with a high of 71, down to a low of 39 tonight.

Augustana College

Funeral arrangements are pending for a long-time member of the Augustana College faculty. Dr. Dorothy Parkander, professor emerita of English, has died at the age of 93.


For the fourth time this year, the Mississippi River has reached flood stage in the Quad Cities. And it's the second time Davenport has had to close River Drive and put up a temperary floodwall.

RI Flood Prep

Oct 9, 2018
City of Rock Island

Even though it has a floodwall, the City of Rock Island continues to prepare for flooding by the Mississippi River, including installing pumps and closing gatewells.

The much-anticipated traveling exhibit "French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950" makes its debut at the Figge Art Museum this week, opening to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

The 60 works come from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, and are divided by subject into four themes: landscape, still life, portraits and figures, and nude.