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The Quad Cities' busiest street is ready just in time for Black Friday. After nearly a decade of planning and construction, the John Deere Road project in Moline, is finally nearing completion. 

submitted / Illinois Department of Transportation, I-74 River Bridge Project

Continuing road work on I-74 in Moline may cause more problems for drivers this week. The Illinois Department of Transportation says starting today at 8:00 am, a crew closed one eastbound lane under the Avenue of the Cities bridge. The lane is set to reopen at 3:00 pm. And the 8-to-3 schedule will be repeated Wednesday through Friday.


A Moline man has been identified as the victim of Wednesday's fatal shooting in downtown Moline. Thursday, police released the name of 22 year old Corey Harrell.

A sure sign of the holidays has made its first appearance. Thursday, the TaxSlayer Center in Moline put up this year's Christmas Tree, in the circle outside along River Drive.


Moline residents can help plan the future of one of their busiest streets. On Thursday the city will hold a Public Workshop on ways to "improve the safety, appearance, and function of Avenue of the Cities."

Second Crest Coming

Oct 19, 2018

After falling for several days, the Mississippi River is rising again in the Quad Cities. And a second crest following heavy rain in recent weeks, is expected on Monday. The National Weather Service says the river today is 1.3 feet over flood stage, and expected to reach 1.8 feet over, by Monday. 


A 27 year career in law enforcement has ended. Monday Moline City Administrator Doug Maxeiner  announced Police Chief John Hitchcock has decided to retire, effective immediately.

Moline Kmart Will Close

Oct 15, 2018

More Sears and Kmart stores are going to close soon. Monday the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and released a list of 142 stores that'll hold liquidation sales beginning immediately, and then close.

River Levels Are Falling

Oct 15, 2018
National Weather Service

The Mississippi River has begun to fall, but it will stay at relatively high levels for the rest of the week, and maybe longer.

A Moline police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing for the shooting of a suspect several months ago. Friday Rock Island County State's Attorney John McGehee announced his findings for an officer involved shooting in June.