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.

To help local businesses survive the pandemic, East Moline, Moline, and Rock Island have hired a company to help them provide information on loans, grants, and other assistance that might be available. 

Mercado Fifth Season May Be Delayed

May 5, 2020
Mercado on Fifth

After several successful seasons, Mercado on Fifth is literally building on its success.

City of Moline

Expecting less revenue from a variety of sources due to the pandemic, the city of Moline has asked its departments to start looking at possible budget cuts for this year.