More construction is coming to the Mississippi River near the Rock Island Arsenal. This project will repair a guidewall, which helps towboats enter the locks. / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project website

Flooding on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities has not stopped construction of the new I-74 bridge.

Google Data Explorer, US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unemployment continued to fall in the Quad Cities in September. It dropped more than one full percentage point - from 5.5 per cent a year ago to 4.3 per cent last month. 

Unemployment Fell in June

Jul 27, 2017

Unemployment dropped sharply in the Quad Cities last month. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says it fell from 5.4 per cent a year ago, to 4.5 per cent in June - nearly one percentage point.

Campaign to "Hire Local"

Jun 8, 2017
Local 25 Plumbers and Pipefitters

"Quad City Built, Quad City Strong" - that's the slogan for a new campaign promoting the benefits of hiring local workers. The campaign, in print, television, on billboards, and in social media is sponsored by Local 25 in Rock Island of the Plumbers and Pipefitters union.

Photo From Palmer College's website

Businesses along Harrison Street in Davenport are ready to open their doors to more customers. Today, the city announced resurfacing and sewer work is complete and Harrison Street will re-open tomorrow. 

WVIK Staff

A local YMCA is ahead of schedule for a renovation to better serve its growing and changing members. Today, the Two Rivers YMCA in Moline broke ground on a $3.4 million renovation and expansion. /

Davenport aldermen are set to review the second batch of bids for fixing up the Central Fire Station. The city plans to renovate and expand the 113-year-old building. Tonight, the city council will consider contracts with eight companies before voting next week.

Fire Chief Lynn Washburn says the council has already approved the first bid package for temporary electrical work and demolition. The second and third sets of bids are the main parts of the 15.2 million dollar project.

The city hired Bush Construction as general contractor for the project. It reviewed all the bids then chose the lowest, responsible bids to recommend.

Renaissance Rock Island


By next spring, Rock Island's College Hill neighborhood will be feature three new homes. Today, Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation held a ground breaking for the single-family homes, off 30th Street and 9th Avenue, near Augustana College. 

Renaissance Rock Island President, Brian Hollenback, says it's part of a partnership between the city and college to develop a new subdivision, made up of 52 lots.