Quad Cities

Illinois and the Quad Cities have a lot riding on next year’s census. That was the message Friday in Rock Island from a panel of leaders from education and social service agencies.

A group dedicated to fighting discrimination, hatred, and injustice, will try to recruit young people this weekend. One Human Family will hold an event Saturday for teenagers called "Raise Your Voice ! Change the World."

Scott County Board of Supervisors

The Quad Cities may take a different approach to promoting transportation and trade on the Mississippi River.

Unemployment held steady in the Quad Cities last month at 3.9 per cent, the same rate as in July a year ago. 

As the summer began, unemployment fell in the Quad Cities. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the jobless rate fell from 4.2 per cent in June of last year, to 3.8 per cent last month - nearly half a percentage point.

Christian Care

A shelter for homeless men in the Quad Cities has expanded. This week, Christian Care in Rock Island completed the addition of 6 beds, to the 36 it already had, in downtown Rock Island.

National Weather Service

Finally, the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities has fallen below flood stage for the first time since March 15th. Tuesday around 5 p.m., the water dropped below 15 feet.

Flood Nearly Over?

Jun 11, 2019
National Weather Service

The Great Flood of 2019 may finally end soon. 

National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is still well above flood stage, but should begin to fall soon in the Quad Cities. The National Weather Service says the river is now 5.7 feet over flood stage here, and should start dropping this weekend, falling as much as three feet by next weekend.

Will This Ever End ?!

May 31, 2019
National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is expected to crest again in the Quad Cities on Saturday, and go higher than some recent forecasts. The National Weather Service says the river here is now at 6.2 feet over flood stage, and will rise to 6.6 feet over flood stage Saturday and Sunday and then begin to fall. 

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