News about the Quad Cities and surrounding region.

Empower House - QCA Brain Injury Clubhouse Facebook page

An organization that helps people with brain injuries has received a grant to help buy a "forever home." Royal Neighbors of America gave $10,000 to Empower House, which wants to open a "brain injury clubhouse."

A group dedicated to fighting discrimination, hatred, and injustice, will try to recruit young people this weekend. One Human Family will hold an event Saturday for teenagers called "Raise Your Voice ! Change the World."

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Nearly 20 years after it closed, the old Shopko store on 36th Avenue in Moline will reopen as a storage facility. The company Storage of America plans to build 800 storage units of varying sizes just two months after opening a store in Rock Island. The units will be climate-controlled to prevent extreme temperatures from damaging the items in each unit.

The Channel Cat Water Taxi is all done for the season. Because of cold weather, Metro Link decided to cancel the final weekend. 


City officials gathered on Monday to celebrate the newest attraction in downtown Bettendorf. Jetty Park is located on the riverfront, at the Isle Casino Hotel, and just upstream from the I-74 bridge. 

WVIK News / WVIK Quad Cities NPR

The use and stewardship of the Mississippi River will be the focus of this week's "Upper Mississippi River Conference." River Action expects around 200 people will attend Wednesday and Thursday in Moline.

Friends, family, co-workers, and former staff will gather this weekend to remember a man who represented the Quad Cities and western Illinois in Congress for 24 years. The forum in Rock Island will officially launch the Lane Evans Legacy Project. 

Project Bundle Up

Oct 17, 2019

As winter approaches, the Salvation Army is preparing to help needy children dress warmly. Project Bundle Up, the annual effort to collect new winter coats, gloves, hats, scarfs, and boots, will be held Friday.

Landmarks Illinois

The Friends of Hauberg will be recognized for preserving a local landmark. The civic center foundation will receive an "award for advocacy" this Friday in Chicago. Landmarks Illinois will honor the non-profit for restoring the Denkmann-Hauberg Estate in Rock Island.

Agencies and programs that help the homeless now have a little more money to spend. Wednesday, a group called In From the Cold handed out grants totaling 10,000 dollars.