Deere & Company

The pandemic has taken a bite out of sales and profits for John Deere. Friday it reported sales in the second quarter dropped 18 per cent compared to the same quarter last year, and net income fell 41 per cent. 

submitted / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project

This morning, a huge crane hoisted the final piece of the new, I-74 bridge arch into place. A crew is working on the Iowa-bound side of the bridge over the Mississippi River between Moline and Bettendorf.

Michelle O'Neill reports the project manager says this day was a long time coming. / Illinois DOT

The Illinois and Iowa departments of transportation are trying to decide whether to build a new I-80 bridge between LeClaire and Rapids City.

And Michelle O'Neill reports they want to know what you think.

You could call it the calm before the storm. Unemployment in the Quad Cities went down in March, just ahead of the huge numbers of applications that have since been filed due to the pandemic.

Unemployment in the Quad Cities went down in August, from 4 per cent a year ago to 3.8 per cent last month.

Unemployment held steady in the Quad Cities last month at 3.9 per cent, the same rate as in July a year ago. 

Unemployment held steady in the Quad Cities last month - at 3.7 per cent - the same as in November a year ago. But the rate rose in nearly every other major metropolitan area in Illinois.

Loud Thunder Dam Construction Continues

Dec 11, 2018
Jeff Craver

A contruction crew continues to work on the spillway and dam in the Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. 

Unemployment rose slightly in the Quad Cities last month - up one-tenth of one per cent to 3.9 per cent. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says there were similar small increases in most of the state in October, mainly due to more people entering the job market and not due to layoffs.

Augustana Addition For M.A. Program

Nov 20, 2018

Augustana College's campus is growing to serve more students and offer more classes. The college plans to expand Brodahl Hall for the new masters program in speech-language pathology.