U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew will travel to Davenport, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to highlight economic growth, expanding opportunity, and investing in advanced manufacturing. More>>
Rock Island council members have paved the way to bring a medical marijuana growing center to the city in an industrial area. Green Thumb Industries, LLC, which is based in Chicago, would pay the city $135,000 for the property, and would build the center on around 10 acres of land near the Milan border along 51 St. West. More>>
There's a new crime fighter on the streets of Whiteside County these days. His name is K-9 Nicom, and he has a real nose for the job. The German Sheppard joined the Whiteside County Sheriff's Office last month and, already, he is proving himself to be a valuable crime fighting asset. More>>
Medforce landed in Eagle Point Park in Clinton, IA. this evening after a man fell from a cliff there. More>>
Leaders of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees announced a $17 billion compromise proposal on Monday that is aimed at fixing problems with the VA healthcare system. At least some local veterans we talked to say the proposed bill be would be an important step forward, but that's all it is - a good first step. More>>
The Rock Island/Milan school district picked a new developer for the Audubon school property. A developer that works with CVS . More>>
Mississippi Valley Fair officials and vendors are putting the finishing touches on their attractions today, getting ready for the first day of the fair tomorrow. They're anticipating cooler temperatures this year and hoping for a big turnout, along with a lot of new and exotic shows. More>>
The former treasurer accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Mercer County says he's guilty and is now awaiting sentencing.Mike Bertelsen pleaded guilty in a plea deal Monday to theft and official misconduct, both felonies. Bertelsen tells KWQC he's sorry and he’s asking for forgiveness from those who stood by him.In April 2012, Bertelsen explained Mercer County's dire financial situation.“We don't have any cash reserves. We haven't had anything invested in the general fund since 2009,”... More>>
UPDATE: Officials are asking for help locating a van they say is involved in a shooting that happened early Monday morning. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office received the call around...
One person was taken to the hospital after two boats collided in the Mississippi River near Clinton, Iowa over the weekend.The crash happened... More>>
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The Mercer County treasurer finally got his day in court. Mike Bertelsen was accused of stealing money from the county. He originally had pleaded not guilty, but on Monday ... More>>
Jury selection has begun in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures in West Branch... More>>
An early morning grease fire gave the residents of a Davenport apartment building a little unwanted excitement.Crews were called to the 2500 block of east 53rd Street around ... More>>
Many small towns in our area are seeing young people go off to college and settle elsewhere, but some local villages are looking to change that. Community members in Stockton, Illinois are using a special program to revitalize the community and potentially keeping more people around. More>>
A Davenport church is celebrating a big milestone this weekend. Sunday was the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ's 175th anniversary. More>>
Iowa and Illinois residents using food stamp benefits at some convenience stores and gas stations might have to find another place to shop. Merchants will now have to pay the transaction fees to process the benefits and those fees were once covered by the federal government. In iowa, stores that average a minimum of $100 a month in snap transactions get help from the federal government to pay for those transaction fees, but under the new federal farm bill that assistance won't be available. T... More>>
The Quad-City Times Bix 7 weekend means big business for many local shops and service providers. With the race in its 40th year, and thousands of people in town, some are seeing even more customers than usual. More>>
It's summer, and July, so this probably won't surprise you, but it's national hot dog month.To celebrate, the Rock Island Public Library held a 'Dog Days of Summer' event. It encourages children to 'paws' to read while participating in a summer reading program. More>>
The Bix 7 is a tradition for area families and world class runners every year. Many runners and walkers challenge themselves on this course. While some are participating for the first time, others say they haven't missed a year on the course or the sidelines. They say it's as much about the race as it is the atmosphere and being a part of something this big."I did the quick Bix last year and this year. The other times I've run or limped the Bix," said Jamie Snyder, who is a Bix 7 participant.... More>>
In less than three hours, Toni Wendler finished the 2014 Bix 7 race. She was born with Spina Bifida, but doesn’t stop her from reaching her goals. More>>
It was a race across the finish line as thousands of kids laced up their running shoes to take part in another Bix weekend tradition. More>>
A growing college community in the Quad Cities is giving students access to classes and labs not previously available. Construction is wrapping up for phase two at the Western Illinois Quad Cities campus. University officials say the new building will be ready the first day of classes and they need it because more people are choosing this campus."Right now we have around 1500 students, but our goal is to be able to serve 3000 students," Kristi Mindrup with WIU said. Phase two includes a libr... More>>
Pleasant Valley Girls' track team has been stripped of its 2014 Class 4A state title after one of its members was ruled ineligible by the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union Board.PV Superintendent Jim Spelhaug tells KWQC there is “no question or confusion” that the team member involved and her family knew of the state's eligibility requirements.In April, PV’s star runner, Kaley Ciluffo explained why the 800 meters is her event.It's basically like two 4400'sput together which, that's why i... More>>
Is it trash or treasures? That's the debate in Rock Falls tonight. Mikel Wise said he's just trying to help his fellow man, but police said he's really a hoarder. More>>
The victim of the shooting has been identified. More>>
Police in Clinton are busy investigating a shoot that happened overnight.The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014. Police were called to ... More>>
The Pleasant Valley Girls Track Team has been stripped of their state track title.In a statement to parents, Superintendent Jim Spelhaug explained the reason behind the decision... More>>
There’s still time to register for the 40th Anniversary Bix 7 Road Race. More>>
Police say a man was looking for more than something to eat when he walked into a Muscatine, Iowa Pizza Hut Thursday night.The incident happened around 9:30...
The Bix weekend is off and running. Thursday night runners in the annual Battle Up Brady fought the grueling incline of Brady Street hill. More>>
Davenport city leaders are getting ready to spend nearly $200,000 to start a new news website. And some residents say they're concerned about the price tag.
Sending a strong message to shoplifters, Moline police coordinate a major crackdown leading to dozens of arrests. The department knows it has a problem with shoplifting.
If you missed the Battle Up Brady, check it out online right here! More>>
The Battle Up Brady took place outside our studios and on KWQC! Check out this slideshow of this pre-Bix race! More>>
"I definitely go over to Iowa. They have more shopping over there. The restaurants seem to be better," Julie Smith, an Illinois resident. Smith says when it comes to shopping, the Iowa Quad Cities has everything she needs. More>>
We have new details tonight about a shooting that sent a man to the hospital and has a community asking for help. Police charged 19 year old Darvill Bragg with shooting a 22 year old man in the back. More>>
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds hope a letter sent to President Obama Thursday will help address some key immigration issues.During a stop in Davenport Thursday, Gov. Branstad said he won't ask the federal government to remove unaccompanied alien children already in Iowa but he thinks others waiting at the border should be sent home.“I think the sooner they can be determined, whether they should be returned to their homes the better and I think there's moveme... More>>