News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Making the Arts More Accessible

Jul 30, 2020

A new effort is underway throughout Illinois to help make arts and culture accessible to all, including people with disabilities and older adults.


Jul 30, 2020

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For twenty years, Marian Lardner taught kindergarten at Earl Hansen School in the city of Rock Island.

Your life is your message to the world. Anna Rowell, LGM 2020 cover girl talks about her life after losing her mother and storytelling with Love Girls Magazine. Anna, along with award winning journalist, Brandy Donaldson, are guests on "Love Girls: The podcast" . They talk openly about what you can do to help someone struggling with grief.

One With Nature

Jul 29, 2020

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Most of us Rock Islanders go about our business efficiently. We dress, drink our coffee, put in our eight hours, eat, and turn on the television.

Confederate Cemetery

Jul 28, 2020

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Very few heroes apply for the job. Most, like the Rock Islander whose story this is, change the course of history not by sword and shield, but simply by reaching a point where they must stand up and be counted.

Marianna Bacallao, WVIK News

An out-of-state white nationalist group mailed flyers promoting racial segregation to LeClaire, Iowa. In response, locals organized a peaceful protest outside city hall.  

The Duel

Jul 27, 2020

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Back in the 1850s, Chicago challenged St. Louis to a duel—a duel that was fought at Rock Island.

The Cities - Pgm #1035

Jul 25, 2020

The Moline library has been honored for its work with people with disabilities. This week it received an award from the American Library Association - the only award winner in this category in North America.

The Last Raft

Jul 24, 2020

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For Rock Islanders, July 1915 is another date that should live in infamy.