Local Elections

On Tuesday, voters in Illinois' 17th Congressional District will choose between incumbent Cheri Bustos, a democrat from East Moline, and republican Bill Fawell, a businessman from Galena.

Michelle O'Neill reports on the two candidates.


Former governor Tom Vilsack is touring Iowa this weekend, hoping to support fellow democrats on Tuesday's ballot. Friday afternoon, he and his wife Christie stopped at Scott County Democratic headquarters in Davenport to give a pep talk to the many young volunteers working hard during the final weekend before the election.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Nov 2, 2018

Friday morning's WVIK newscast for Nov. 2, 2018:

  • Hundreds of Iowa National Guard members to return home
  • Illinois Gov. Rauner tries to drum up last-minute support
  • Ivanka Trump to visit Iowa for Gov. Reynolds' campaign
  • Chicago sees fewer homicides this year

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Oct 31, 2018

Wednesday morning's WVIK newscast for Oct. 31, 2018:

  • RICo Republicans campaigning in hopes of winning county board seats
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden stumps in Cedar Rapids for Democrats
  • Canned pumpkin production could see record season in Illinois

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Republicans in Rock Island County are knocking on doors and making calls to encourage people to vote on Tuesday. Volunteers are also reminding people they can vote early in person or by mail. 

Peters v. Loebsack Again

Oct 30, 2018

A key race for Congress in our area is a repeat of two years ago - in 2016 Democrat Dave Loebsack beat Republican Chris Peters by 54 to 46 % to win another term representing Iowa's second district which covers essentially the southeast quarter of the state. 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Oct 29, 2018

Monday morning's WVIK newscast for Oct. 29, 2018:

  • Early voting enters its final full week in the QC
  • First Army on Arsenal Island welcomes a new leader
  • Iowans have more choices for health insurance, as ACA sign-up begins later this week

Scott County Party Chairs

Oct 29, 2018

With all the attention being paid to races for governor and congress this year, we often forget the local ones. But they're important because of the decisions local ofifials make, but also because some of them will eventually move up to higher offices.

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As of Monday, Oct. 29, the 2018 midterm elections are just one week and one day away. For Quad Cities residents who want to beat the rush ahead of Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, there's still plenty of time—and places—to vote early.