News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

WVIK Staff

An organization devoted to helping Iowa children and their families is celebrating a major milestone. Lutheran Services in Iowa was founded 150 years ago (1864).

Davenport Nominated for Best Riverfront

Oct 13, 2014
WVIK Staff

  With just one week left, Quad Cities leaders are urging residents to vote for Davenport as the "Best American Riverfront." Today, Mayor Bill Gluba held a news conference to talk about how the USA Today contest could help the city. Gluba says Davenport is one of 20 cities competing for the Best Riverfront. He thinks winning will increase tourism, money, and jobs in the Quad Cities. 

Other cities competing for the "Best American Riverfront" include Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Wilmington, North Carolina, which is currently in the lead. 

WVIK Staff

Even though the chances are probably remote, staff members at Genesis Health System are preparing to treat patients with Ebola.

When NPR listeners tune into national programs, like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, they hear stories from national reporters like Nina Totenberg, and from reporters at member stations.

But how do member stations and NPR work together to deliver stories to the national audience?

Iowa Route 6 Tourist Assoc.

A leisurely drive in old cars down an old highway. That describes the annual River to River Retro Road Trip that begins Friday in Davenport, and ends Sunday in Council Bluffs.


A local hospital wants to involve residents in the largest expansion in its history. Today, Trinity Rock Island launched a fundraising campaign for its new Heart Center and emergency department.

The annual effort to raise money from federal workers for charity begins today. The kickoff for this year's Combined Federal Campaign was held on Arsenal Island.

Friends of 510

Work will begin soon to preserve a run-down home in Davenport's historic Gold Coast neighborhood. The city council has approved the purchase of 510 West 6th Street, known as the Lambrite-Iles-Petersen home, and will give it to a non-profit group called Friends of 510.

Little, Brown Book Group

Conversations over food--about literature and life--are coming back to the Quad Cities. This month, the dinner and book discussion series called Ebony Expressions will resume with Maya Angelou's autobiographical novel, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Food Hub Grant

Oct 3, 2014
WVIK Staff

Local farmers are celebrating today. The Quad City Food Hub has just received a major federal grant to help support and expand the organization.