COVID-19 / Quad Cities Child Abuse Council

The pandemic and return to school policies are affecting children at risk of abuse and neglect.

Michelle O'Neill reports after talking with Brooke Hendrickx, from the Quad Cities Child Abuse Council. She's the Director of Development and Communications.

As COVID-19 cases surge, Rock Island County could be in danger of slipping back into the earlier phases of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's reopening plan. 


Moline's free COVID-19 testing center closes this weekend after 11 days and thousands of tests. The drive-up testing site is in the TaxSlayer Center parking lot, and will be in operation 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day until Sunday. 

Although still high, unemployment in the Quad Cities is slowly recovering from the effects of the pandemic. Unemployment rose to 9.1 per cent in July, from 3.9 per cent in the same month a year ago. 

Mississippi Valley Fair

Even though the Mississippi Valley Fair was canceled this summer because of the pandemic, there's still a chance to get your fill of corn dogs, funnel cakes, and taffy. The Fair Food Fest will be held on the fairgrounds in Davenport Friday and Saturday.

Western Illinois University

With help from a lab in Kansas City, Western Illinois University will test everyone on both campuses for COVID-19. 

Testing for COVID-19 will be available to 300 randomly-selected students and staff at Augustana College. Starting next week, Augustana will use a less-invasive saliva test. / eTrueNorth and US Dept. of HHS

A pharmacy in Davenport now offers free, drive-through testing for the coronavirus. The Hy-Vee on East 53rd Street is particapting in a US Health and Human Services program. And it's not the same as the Test Iowa site at North Park Mall. 


After just two days, a school district in the Quad Cities has had to throw in the towel, showing how difficult it may be for Illinois students to return to school. 


A Quad Cities man who's recovered from COVID-19 is living life and doing well more than a month later.

Herb Trix reports 41-year-old Jason Roessler, of Rock Island, got tested on July 11th after his wife tested positive for the coronavirus.

His test was positive, too, so he took two weeks off from his welding job to quarantine with his wife and son.