Ron Medd of Bettendorf, Iowa wanted to blend his ice cream with hard cookies and candy, but the combination was too thick for his mixer. That's when he came up with the invention that created the Dairy Queen Blizzard.
A program to bring a preschool to Hope Creek Care Center in Moline is moving a step further. Monday, the Rock Island County Board agreed to partner with the Regional Office of Education to bring the program to our area. Regional Superintendent, Tammy Muerhoff, said the benefits would be two-fold.
The Quad Cities River Bandits season is underway and this year officials are hoping to add a new attraction to the ballpark. Currently, the stadium has multiple rides and activities for kids in the ballpark and officials said adding a miniature golf course would add to the experience. General Manager, Andrew Chesser, believes the proposal could bring more families to the games.
The three local minor baseball teams in the QCA have worked months to prepare for Opening Day. The Quad Cities River Bandits, the Burlington Bees and the Clinton LumberKings all have their first home game the week of April 3.
The Life Skills Re-Entry Center in Kewanee hopes to give inmates the skills and knowledge to lead a successful life after their sentencing. The center currently has 59 offenders and officials hope to gradually increase that number over the next year. Warden, Anthony Williams,said it's a chance to change the lives of the inmates for the better
Two weeks after a tornado ripped through homes and buildings in Muscatine, one local church is still working to rebuild. Wesley United Methodist Church lost their million dollar pipe organ and the majority of their altar in the storm. Member Sally Potter had played the organ there for over 30 years.
Spring traditionally is the busiest time for home buying and selling. However, those in the home buying business said many residents who plan to move this season don't seem to be going too far. Realtor, Mike Rebitzer said he's seen an increase in the number of his clients looking to move from Illinois to Iowa. Rebitzer said part of their reasoning could be due to the ongoing budget issues in Illinois.
KWQC's Ashley Davis covered the ST. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Davenport over the weekend and made a friend. Ashley gave her microphone to a parade goer, Emmett, who discussed the weather and the snacks the parade provided.
Construction is underway for a major roadwork plan on Kimberly and Division Street. Officials said the goal is to widen Division Street and add both right and left turn lanes to move traffic more efficiently. While some local businesses believe the improvements will eventually help ease the flow of traffic, others fear the changes could hurt businesses. Terri's Dog Styling School is located on the corner of Kimberly Road and Division Street, the plan includes adding a median directly in front of their business. Manager, Kris Kelly-Baldwin, said the changes could cause them to lose customers.
President Trump's budget plan proposes $54 billion in cuts, including federal subsidies to Amtrak and support for Amtrak's long-distance routes. These cuts would impact several stations throughout Illinois, including Princeton, Kewanee and Galesburg.
The 43rd running of the Bix 7 is set for Saturday, July 29. The race is an annual tradition in the Quad Cities, and brings thousands to the area each year. The kick-off press event, set for Wednesday, March 15, is just the start of the year's Bix events.
In most of the United States, you're on the clock to lose an hour's sleep Saturday night. The trade-off: gaining more evening light in the months ahead, when the weather warms and you want to be outdoors.
A bill being considered by an Illinois house committee proposes allowing 18-20 years olds to drink at restaurants under guardian supervision. A similar law has passed in several states including neighboring Wisconsin, but the idea is getting mixed opinions across the QCA.