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Good Morning, this is your Wellness Wake Up Call with Kristin Bogdonas, nutrition and wellness educator for University of Illinois Extension, serving Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, and Stark Counties.

As we make our way into a new decade I encourage you to take some time to reflect on the past year and make a plan for the year to come. If you’re feeling ambitious you may even want to make a plan for the next 10 years.

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The YWCA in Rock Island is working on plans to move to the former site of a downtown car dealership.

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A bequest from a Rock Island resident will benefit eight local organizations. Today, the Rosemary Woodward Trust and Rock Island Community Foundation announced the gift of $2.1 million, and how it will help the organizations for years to come. 

Davenport hopes a successful program to reduce crime in Madison, Wisconsin, will do the same here. Wednesday it announced the beginning of the Good Neighbor Project - a joint project of the police department and city staff.

WVIK is one of a dozen grant recipients announced Tuesday by the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The Nonprofit Capacity Building Grants, totaling 118,000 dollars, will help the 12 organizations pay for staff training, board development, strategic planning, technology, and more, to help them carry out their missions.

WVIK News

A long career funding important community projects is about to end. This month, Joy Boruff is retiring after leading the Moline Foundation for 19 years.

You may know her as the daughter of Grammy winner Kid Capri, or from "Growin' Up Hip Hop:New York". On this episode, Vina talks about love, life and music. 

Mikhayla and Jasmine discuss cultural appropriation with, Leslie Klipsch, co-host of "Mama Bears Dares" podcast.

LGM volunteer, Mariah Martinez, talks about conquering depression, her first semester of college and meeting Harry Connick Jr.

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Hundreds of local families will eat well this holiday season thanks to workers at the Arconic Plant in Riverdale. Thursday night, hourly and salaried employees will pack Christmas food baskets - an annual tradition that dates back to 1950.

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