COVID & the Arts: Live Theater Resumes ?

Jul 15, 2020

The first indoor live theater in the Quad-Cities since the coronavirus shutdown will be the spooky ghost story, “The Turn of the Screw,” opening Thursday (July 16) at downtown Moline’s Black Box Theatre.

COVID & the Arts: Art Comforts the Bereaved

Jun 28, 2020
Trimble Pointe

Trimble Pointe in the Quad Cities is using art to provide comfort during grief, and to help celebrate life.

State Grant Will Help Mercado on Fifth Expand

Jun 18, 2020

Mercado on Fifth in Moline has won a huge financial boost from the state of Illinois.


As Illinois begins to re-open, and people go back to work, they'll need safe and reliable child care. That was the message Wednesday from Governor J.B. Pritzker when he announced a sizeable portion of federal CARES Act funds will go to child care providers.

New rules are in effect for Moline bars and restaurants that want to offer outdoor seating during the pandemic. Starting Friday, Illinois will allow bars and restaurants to re-open and only serve outside, and the city says they may be able to use adjacent parking lots and even part of the street.

submitted / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project

Drivers may want to avoid River Drive in Moline tonight. 

Weather permitting, a crew will pour concrete for the new I-74 deck over River Drive.

And all lanes will be closed between 19th Street and the I-74 ramps, from 8:00 p.m. until around 7:00 a.m. on Friday. 

Detours will be set up for traffic to follow.


One of the two major shopping malls in the Quad Cities has re-opened, while the other has not. Tuesday  Macerich, the owner of NorthPark in Davenport and SouthPark in Moline, announced that NorthPark is one of 20 properties in eight states that are "fully open" with enhanced sanitation practices and rules for social distancing. 

Rock River Rising

May 19, 2020
National Weather Service

Thanks to a lot of rain in recent days, the Rock River is rising.

Vanags Consulting Partners

A new interim city administrator will start working later this month in Moline. Tuesday night Mayor Stephanie Acri will formally announce the appointment of Martin Vanags. 

City of Moline

Moline will probably lose millions of dollars due to the coronavirus but is strong enough to weather the storm. That was the message Monday from Moline Mayor Stephanie Acri during her State of the City Address - forced to be a virtual address because of the pandemic.