Public Health & Safety
Local public health and safety news from WVIK Quad Cities NPR.
On Midwest Week, Davenport agrees to continue the school resource officer program, and assign police officers to several schools.
The Moline Police Department will hold a Gun Buyback event on Saturday.
The Rock Island County Health Department will soon start holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics for young children. It's just received its first pediatric doses from Pfizer and Moderna, designed for children, six months to four years old.
Bettendorf Mayor Bob Gallagher is encouraging people to call their US senators about the proposed sale of Kansas City Southern to Canadian Pacific Railway.
Women in the Quad Cities now have access to new technology and genetic testing to detect breast cancer early. Genesis Health System has completed remodeling its new Center for Breast Health in Silvis.
With Independence Day coming up, local fire departments want to remind everyone to practice fireworks safety.
The woman accused of running down 3 people with her car on the I-74 Bridge pedestrian and bike path has pleaded not guilty. Tuesday morning, 46 year old Chhabria Harris entered her plea during arraignment in Rock Island County circuit court.
One of the best ways to fight fraud is education, and that's the goal of the Fraud Fighters from the Iowa Insurance Division who will visit the Quad Cities Tuesday.
This summer, free breakfasts and lunches will be available for all students in the Rock Island School District.
Help is available for probably hundreds of local residents having trouble applying for jobs, housing, and education. Several agencies will hold an "Expungement Clinic" Monday to help people clean up their criminal records.
Join Matt & Joy for this episode of A Real Piece of Work as they speak with Mandi Dolson and Nic Hockenberry, both Directors of Workforce Solutions at Greater Dubuque Development. Mandi and Nic discuss how their career paths changed along the way, but led them to the careers they now love. They give advice on things they wish they had done as a high school and college student to help them on their career paths, and discuss how important it is to establish connections along the way. The Junior Achievement student question comes from Lizzie from Wahlert Catholic High School.
It’s more than just donating blood…The Impact is REALOn this episode of A Real Piece of Work, Matt & Joy talk with three ImpactLife employees. Pete Lux, Vice President Donor and Patient Services, Tara Dunahoo, Vice President Technical Services, and Tina Wieland, Manager of Donor Services share where they came from and how they got to be where they are today. They also discuss different roles and duties at ImpactLife. You will also hear one thing they all love about their jobs and one thing they wish they could change. The Junior Achievement student question is provided by Makenzie Iams from United Township High School.