News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Mississippi Valley Fair

On Midwest Week, a major annual summer event in the Quad Cities may be 100 years old this year.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Riding a bike from California to Washington, D.C. is a daunting task, but that’s just how some members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity are spending their summer.

River Bend Foodbank

The River Bend Foodbank will hold its next mobile food pantry in Rock Island on Saturday.

Customers of Hy-Vee will help stock food banks in eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. Thursday the company presented a check for 26,500 dollars to the River Bend Foodbank, based in Davenport.


An Iowa building is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed in 1926, the Muscatine Home County Dairy Barn was added to the list last month.

Christian Care

A shelter for homeless men in the Quad Cities has expanded. This week, Christian Care in Rock Island completed the addition of 6 beds, to the 36 it already had, in downtown Rock Island.

Moline Parks and Recreation Department

Just in time for the long, holiday weekend, the Ben Butterworth Parkway in Moline has re-opened. That's along the city's riverfront and River Drive, from 22nd to 55th Street.

National Register of Historic Places

Rock Island is one step closer to making its downtown more attractive for development. On Friday, the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council approved the nomination of the Downtown Rock Island District for the National Register of Historic Places. 

Churches United of the Quad City Area

Once again, it's "Thanksgiving in July". For the fourth year, Churches United of the Quad City Area is holding a summertime food drive. 

Flood Recovery Help

Jul 1, 2019

Now that the need for immediate help has mostly passed, two agencies are handling most of the assistance for flood victims.