Supporters of Joe Biden stopped in Davenport today to talk about his coronavirus response plan. The group included Iowa Second District Congressman Dave Loebsack and Iowa House candidate Marie Gleason. / IL Department of Corrections

The pandemic has killed four inmates so far at the East Moline state prison, and all within about the last two weeks. They're among the total of 29 inmate deaths so far at prisons across Illinois, as reported by the Department of Corrections. There have been no staff deaths from the coronavirus.

COVID Misconceptions

Oct 27, 2020

Even seven months after the first cases appeared in the Quad Cities, there are still many mis-conceptions about COVID-19. 

To encourage voting and promote safety, the city of Moline will give employees time off. On Monday, Mayor Stephanie Acri issued an order allowing two hours of paid time off, with permission from their supervisor.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The Quad Cities recorded its highest number of new, COVID-19 cases today at 211. The total number of cases during the pandemic has now reached 8,318. 

Black Box Theater

The 1953 Samuel Beckett classic “Waiting for Godot” has had a long wait for its premiere Thursday (10/22) at Moline’s Black Box Theatre. But it’s perfect for a pandemic-plagued 2020. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Another Scott County resident has died from COVID-19, bringing the county total to 37 and the Quad Cities total to 134. The number of deaths in Rock Island County remains at 97. 


Public health officials in the Quad Cities are asking people to pull together as the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths rises.

Worried about the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in the city and the Quad Cities, Davenport Mayor Mike Matson has issued an executive order. Effective immediately, city staff and people visiting city facilities must wear masks, and attendance is limited to ten people at public meetings.

Frieze Lectures Focus on Pandemic

Oct 19, 2020
Rock Island Library

2020 is certainly a year for the history books, so it’s no surprise that the 23rd annual Frieze Lecture Series at the Rock Island Public Library will take a deeper look at our reaction to global pandemics, past and present.