Denise Bulat

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Davenport, Scott County, and social agencies want people who live in one Davenport neighborhood to get counted. So on Thursday, several nonprofits will host a block party to encourage them to participate in the 2020 census. The neighborhood includes parts of West 6th Street and Vine, near the Central Community Circle Food Pantry.

The state has decided to help boost business and industrial expansion in the Quad Cities and western Illinois. Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity approved enterprise zones for the Illinois Quad Cities and for Henry County.

Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Worried that they might lose an important incentive for economic development, the Illinois Quad Cities plans to re-apply to the state for an enterprise zone. Rock Island County and five cities have had one of these zones for nearly 30 years, and it's due to expire next year.

QC Food Hub

After eight years, the QC Food Hub in Davenport is closing. Its goal was to support local farmers and help them sell the food they produced to local residents. 

One of the early efforts at cooperation among local governments is now celebrating a milestone. And helping the Bi-State Regional Commission mark its 50th anniversary Wednesday will be top officials from both Iowa and Illinois.