News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

What is it like to start a business or a passion project? What motivates people to turn their hobbies into their hustles? Hear from two "Boss Babes": Ashley Allen, owner and founder of and Tianna Manley, owner of T's Spa and Beauty open up about their struggles, successes and inspirations with their businesses.

Child Sex Crime Charges

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Nine men from Illinois and Iowa, including the Quad Cities, face child sex crime charges. Thursday the US Attorney for the Central District of Illinois and the FBI announced the indictments for attempted enticement of a child to engage in sexual activity.

Davenport Police Department

The FBI is pleading with the public for any information about a missing Davenport, on the day of her 11th birthday. The FBI field office in Omaha, Nebraska, posted a plea on its Twitter page Friday asking for any information of Breasia Terrell, who has been missing since July 9th.

Authorities say she was last seen at a Davenport apartment complex with her half-brother and his 47-year-old father. Police have not made any arrests in the girl's disappearance. 

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.

Take a letter: To Harold Ross, Editor, The New Yorker magazine, New York.


Dec 3, 2020

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.

We Rock Islanders like to think of ourselves as the heart of the heart of the country. How do you think we might have reacted way back in 1886 to an English citizen coming to lecture us on how to run our American government? And then suppose that the lecture is an attack on capitalism and a defense of socialism. And that the lecturer is a woman. And not just any woman, but the daughter of the already infamous Karl Marx.

Humility Homes and Services

Now that winter has started, additional beds are available for the homeless in the Quad Cities. Each year about December first, local agencies expect more people to need a warm place to sleep.


Dec 2, 2020

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island.

Note 1876 on your calendar as the year Americans discovered childhood. That year Mark Twain published The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

As Christmas approaches during the pandemic, it's especially important to help local businesses and non-profits.

Hannah Banana

Dec 1, 2020

This is Roald Tweet in Rock Island.

"Abracadabra," and "Open, Sesame," can't possibly match the three magic words which end this Rock Island story.

Quarantine Cookbook

Nov 30, 2020

The Rock Island Public Library has created a Quad City Quarantine Cookbook to document how the community has spent time in their home kitchens during the Covid-19 shutdown.