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Cyclists, runners, and walkers in Buffalo, Iowa will have a new trail to use starting this weekend. The Mississippi River Trail project is officially completed, and a ribbon cutting will be held on Saturday morning.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Davenport, Scott County, and social agencies want people who live in one Davenport neighborhood to get counted. So on Thursday, several nonprofits will host a block party to encourage them to participate in the 2020 census. The neighborhood includes parts of West 6th Street and Vine, near the Central Community Circle Food Pantry.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Rock Island's Lincoln Homes will be demolished in the fall and replaced by new homes. Today, several people who grew up in the six-building complex shared what it means to them. And Community Home Partners, the nonprofit branch of the city's housing authority, announced it has received $13 million for the project. 

Galesburg Police Department

A veteran of the Galesburg Police Department will be the next chief. 

Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities profile photo, Facebook / Habitat for Humanity

Some flood victims still have sandbags, ruined drywall, and flood debris to get rid of. And thanks to donors and Habitat for Humanity, help is available to renters and homeowners for flood clean up. 

A study has started of one of the major traffic routes through the Illinois Quad Cities. Thursday night local residents are invited to a workshop to discuss possible changes to the Illinois-92 Corridor, that runs through Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, and Silvis.

 

What have you been drinking lately? Our health is influenced by our day-to-day food and beverage choices so why not make your drinks count? Did you know the majority of added sugar in the American diet comes from sugar-sweetened beverages? This is not limited to soda. It also includes fruit juice, energy drinks, sports drinks and specialty coffees. 

The new Milan Christian Food Pantry building.
Jody Kerres, Milan Christian Food Pantry

The Milan Christian Food Pantry will soon have a new home. Kenneth Collinson, a local attorney, has donated his former office building in downtown Milan to the pantry, which is run by five local churches.

East Moline Public Library

East Moline Public Library needs more help raising money for a new library. The goal is $7.1 million, and the library is asking the public to help raise the final $2.1 million. TBK Bank donated a building in downtown East Moline that will be renovated as the new library.

Two organizations have teamed up to help the Quad Cities recover from the flood. Genesis Health System and the Quad Cities River Bandits have raised $100,000 to give to local organizations that assist individuals, families, and businesses.

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