John Deere

A long career at John Deere will end next month for a member of the senior management team. Tuesday the company announced Max Guinn will retire in November.

Davenport wants to know how satisfied people are living in the city. This week, five-thousand residents will receive a survey asking about infrastructure, police and fire services, parks, and more. 

Tuesday morning's WVIK newscast for Oct. 2, 2018:

  • Rep. Bustos wants to move up the party ladder
  • Loras College in Dubuque doubles down on international student enrollment
  • Jason Van Dyke trial set to resume after unexpected day off
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders to headline Iowa Gov. Reynolds' fundraiser

Today's forecast: high of 65, down to a low of 62 tonight.

You Are Welcome Here

Oct 1, 2018

At a time when the federal government is trying to restrict entry into the US, some colleges are working hard to attract more international students. Loras College in Dubuque is one of nearly 60 across the country to offer a scholarship program called "You Are Welcome Here."

submitted / Doris and Victor Day Foundation

The Doris and Victor Day Foundation is teaching people about the importance of the 2020 Census. Tomorrow , the foundation will the second of two meetings called, "You Count! Rock Island County." 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The new, I-74 bridge will carry more than cars over the Mississippi River, helping keep the Quad Cities connected and warm. For years, the existing bridge has been home to utility lines that serve homes and businesses all over the Quad Cities.


U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos wants to move up in the leadership of the Democratic Party in the House. The 17th District congresswoman from East Moline announced Monday that if Democrats win a majority in the midterm elections, she will run for Assistant Democratic Leader, the number four position in House leadership.

Courtesy Figge Art Museum

"French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950" will be exhibited at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport from Oct. 9, 2018, to Jan. 6, 2019. Featuring 60 works curated by the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibit is a veritable art history course displayed through painting and sculpture, showcasing work by icons including Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Matisse, Degas, and Rodin.

Monday morning's WVIK newscast for Oct. 1, 2018:

  • New I-74 bridge to continue carrying utility lines
  • Illinois solar projects put strain on counties
  • Iowans impacted by high demand for liquid petroleum

Today's forecast: high of 78, with cloudy skies and a 30% chance of rain in the evening.