Midwest Week

Fridays at 6:20 PM

A Friday feature at 6:20 PM, during All Things Considered,  that reviews the major stories with the reporters who covered them.

state of Illinois

On Midwest Week, an investigation begins of the top Democratic Party leader in Illinois. 

On Midwest Week, a rocky start to the new school in Iowa thanks to COVID-19.

Simon Herrera

On Midwest Week, was the first NFL game really played in the Quad Cities ?

Eastern Illinois University

On Midwest Week, local police face a lawsuit over their encounter with a young African-American man last year. 

National Weather Service

On Midwest Week, as bad as the derecho was in the Quad Cities, the impact was many times worse in Cedar Rapids, where hundreds of people are still trying to recover. 

COVID and the Movies

Aug 7, 2020

On Midwest Week, what do movie reviewers do when the theaters are closed during a pandemic ?

state of Illinois

On Midwest Week, federal investigators inch closer to the powerful Speaker of the Illinois House and chair of the Illinois Democratic Party, Mike Madigan.

Mourning and the Pandemic

Jul 17, 2020

On Midwest Week, one of the many ways the pandemic has changed our lives is funerals and how we honor the dead.


On Midwest Week, the impact of the pandemic on Western Illinois University and the search for a new president. 

On Midwest Week, after working on it for more than 40 years, a Davenport woman has published her first book - a history of one of this area's most important early settlers.