Bi-State Regional Commission

City of Bettendorf

In June a new director of community development will take over in Bettendorf. At Tuesday night's city council meeting, Mayor Bob Gallagher will formally anounce the hiring of Mark Hunt. 

Bi-State Regional Commission

It's the next step in the study of a major roadway in the Illinois Quad Cities - Monday night a consultant will present its preliminary recommendations for the Illinois 92 Corridor, that connects Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, and Silvis.

Viking River Cruises

Davenport is preparing to join the list of cities that will host Viking River Cruises when it starts offering cruises on the Mississippi River. Tuesday night, the Riverfront Improvement Commission will consider approving a license agreement with the city, which would go to the city council next week.

"AugustFest" to Promote Census

Aug 20, 2019
Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Davenport, Scott County, and social agencies want people who live in one Davenport neighborhood to get counted. So on Thursday, several nonprofits will host a block party to encourage them to participate in the 2020 census. The neighborhood includes parts of West 6th Street and Vine, near the Central Community Circle Food Pantry.

A study has started of one of the major traffic routes through the Illinois Quad Cities. Thursday night local residents are invited to a workshop to discuss possible changes to the Illinois-92 Corridor, that runs through Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, and Silvis.

Scott County

A man who helped "plan" the Quad Cities for more than 30 years has died. Glen Erickson died last week in Arizona - he was 77.

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.

QC Joins Iowa Rideshare

Dec 12, 2017
Bi-State Regional Commission

The Quad Cities has joined a statewide effort in Iowa to promote car pooling. The Bi-State Regional Commission and public transit agencies have launched QC Rideshare as part of the Iowa transportation department's Rideshare program.

Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Worried that they might lose an important incentive for economic development, the Illinois Quad Cities plans to re-apply to the state for an enterprise zone. Rock Island County and five cities have had one of these zones for nearly 30 years, and it's due to expire next year.

submitted / City of Davenport, Iowa

The mayor of Davenport wants to continue serving. This week, Frank Klipsch announced he'll run this fall for a second term.