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News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Good-Bye Lincoln Homes

Dec 5, 2019
WVIK News

Instead of golden shovels, golden sledge hammers were the tool of choice Thursday to celebrate the upcoming demolition of some public housing in Rock Island. Community Home Partners, a subsidiary of the Rock Island Housing Authority, will tear down Lincoln Homes, with 42 apartments, and replace them with 46 duplexes and single family homes.

102 years after it first came to the Quad Cities, the YWCA has opened an office on the Iowa side of the river. And joining the celebration Tuesday afternoon, and helping to cut the ribbon, was Governor Kim Reynolds.

Mayors in the Quad Cities will continue their efforts to help veterans. Starting this week, they'll issue proclamations in honor of the "Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness."

American Doll & Toy Museum

A former library in Rock Island won't be vacant for long. This week, the library board approved selling the 30-31 branch building to the American Doll and Toy Museum, which should open sometime next year.

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos

The main post office in Galesburg may soon be named in honor of a local man who was killed in Iraq. Monday, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos introduced a bill that would call it the "Senior Airman Daniel Miller Post Office Building."

A consultant from Ohio will help develop a plan to add art to downtown Moline. This week, Renew Moline hired the firm Designing Local which has done similar work for other cities in several states.

Mr. Thanksgiving Gets Ready for His 49th Dinner

Nov 14, 2019
Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Mr. Thanksgiving has returned for the 49th year. Bob Vogelbaugh will host his annual community Thanksgiving dinner once again at SouthPark Mall, inviting anyone who wants to come.

QC Vaping Resource Guide

Nov 13, 2019
Tobacco Free QC

Health authorities in the Quad Cities are trying to spread the word about the dangers of vaping. The Tobacco Free QC coalition has published a resource guide that's available to schools, parents, or anyone might consider vaping. 

WVIK News

The annual effort to give bicycles to needy children for Christmas is underway. On Tuesday, for the 19th year, Bikes for Brains started raising money.

Legion Post 227 Celebrates Veteran's Day

Nov 11, 2019
Zach Wilson, WVIK News

This afternoon, veterans and their families celebrated Veteran's Day at the American Legion Post 227 in East Moline. 

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