pandemic

Quad City International Airport

Traffic at the Quad City International Airport dropped sharply in May, as the pandemic continued to hurt commercial air travel. The total number of passengers dropped 89 per cent  - from 32,000 in May of last year to 3,500 last month.

How SAU Plans to Re-open

Jun 15, 2020
Saint Ambrose University

Like many others, Saint Ambrose University will open its fall semester earlier than normal because of the pandemic and take a long holiday break. On Friday it announced classes will begin on August 17th, one week earlier than usual, and continue until Thanksgiving, then not resume until mid-January.

Thanks to the pandemic, unemployment in the Quad Cities has reached the highest April level in nearly 40 years. Our jobless rate hit 15.2 per cent last month - reaching a level last seen here during the farm crisis in the early 1980's (1983).

Prestige Ameritech

When the next pandemic occurs, or even when the second wave of this one hits, a hospital group based in the Quad Cities will be ready. Genesis Health System, and 14 others around the country, have each bought a minority stake in the largest domestic maker of personal protective equipment - Prestige Ameritech.

Quad City International Airport

Traffic at the Quad City International Airport dropped sharply in April, the first full month of shutdowns caused by the pandemic. The total number of passengers fell 95 per cent - from nearly 30,000 in April of last year, to just 1,600 last month.

Non-profits in the Quad Cities will get some welcome help, thanks to the Moline Foundation. On Tuesday it announced this year's Spring Grant Awards, 42 grants adding up to 285,000 dollars. 

COVID & the Arts: QC Hive Expands Its Fund Raising

May 18, 2020
QC Hive

The buzz around QC HIVE is growing stronger, as the group expands its charitable reach.

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.

Illinois Versus COVID-19

May 8, 2020
State of Illinois

On Midwest Week, Illinois begins to relax the strict stay-at-home orders issued two months ago by the governor.

Local residents can honor those who've died from the coronavirus. Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock church bells will ring in the Quad Cities as part of COVID-19 Victims Remembrance Day.

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