COVID & the Arts: QCSO Fall Concerts

Aug 26, 2020

Even though many orchestras nationwide have cancelled their in-person concerts for the fall, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra is proceeding with its Masterworks concerts at the Adler Theatre in Davenport this fall, but with some major changes. 

Augustana students begin moving in today. In past years, the whole process has taken 4 hours. This year, it'll take 48. To slow the spread of COVID-19, only 15 students will be allowed to move in at a time, and they're limited to two guests. 

Less than two weeks after the new academic year began, the East Moline schools will return to all, online classes, starting next week. In a letter to parents Monday, Superintendent Kristin Humphries made the announcement after the district had to send home four classrooms, including 29 students, late last week because of possible exposure to COVID-19.

COVID & the Arts: Ballet QC Moves Outdoors

Aug 25, 2020
Ballet Quad Cities

The professional dance company Ballet Quad Cities is starting its new season outdoors with two performances at the Outing Club in Davenport this Sunday, August 30th. 

John Peters

It's been two weeks since hurricane-force winds swept through the region, destroying crops and taking out power lines. But even after power was restored, not every problem was solved when the lights came back on. 

National Weather Service

On Midwest Week, as bad as the derecho was in the Quad Cities, the impact was many times worse in Cedar Rapids, where hundreds of people are still trying to recover. 

submitted / Eric Anderson, Esther Joy King Campaign

A local campaign manager who’s new to the job is learning as he goes.

Michelle O’Neill reports Eric Anderson is running Esther Joy King’s Congressional campaign in Illinois’ 17th District. She's also a newcomer and a Republican.

Congress is debating a second emergency relief package, but some Americans still haven't received their first stimulus check. A group of non-profits has formed a coalition called Get My Payment Illinois, and it's working to fix that.  

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Over the past two days, local health officials blame COVID-19 for eight more deaths, most in the Illinois Quad Cities.

Michelle O'Neill reports. / National Domestic Violence Hotline

The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown have unintended consequences. And that includes changes in the safety and support networks of many victims of domestic violence.

Michelle O'Neill has more.