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Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

OurQuadCities.com 'A Christmas Story' musical to play at Moline's Spotlight OurQuadCities.com

'A Christmas Story' musical to play at Moline's Spotlight

The Spotlight Theatre, 1800 7th Ave., Moline, will present “A Christmas Story: The Musical” this weekend and next. The stage musical version of the perennially popular 1983 film A Christmas Story, it has music and lyrics written by Pasek and Paul (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “La La Land,” “The Greatest Showman”) and a book by Joseph Robinette, opening on Broadway in 2012. It ran at Circa '21 in Rock Island in 2013. Ralphie in the new "Christmas Story" is played by Liam Knobloch. Set the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. Quad City Arts executive director Kevin Maynard plays Narrator Jean in the new show. In Spotlight’s new production, Ralphie is played by Liam Knobloch, Randy is Brighton Greim, Mother is Sara Tubbs, Old Man is Doug Alderman, and Narrator Jean is played by Kevin Maynard. The performances will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9, and 10, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 4 and 11. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered on the Spotlight website or by calling 309-912-7647.

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Enjoy Winter Wonderland at CASI

CASI invites everyone to get in the holiday spirit at their free annual Holiday Concert on Thursday, December 8 from 4-6 p.m. Enjoy holiday classics during the concert, then stay for hot chocolate, apple cider, Grinch punch, coffee and cookies in Eleanor’s Café during the Winter Wonderland Open House from 6-8 p.m. Santa will be on hand and there will be plenty of crafts for the kids. Check out all CASI has to offer while you admire the festive decorations throughout the building. CASI - Center for Active Seniors CASI is located at 1035 W. Kimberly Road in Davenport. For more information, click here or call (563) 386-7477.

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Is It Illegal To Warm Up Your Car In The State Of Iowa?

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Augie and Ambrose offer Christmas concerts

Augustana College in Rock Island and St. Ambrose University in Davenport will present their annual Christmas concerts this weekend and next, respectively. Augustana's Department of Music presents Christmas at Augustana on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 (both at 2 p.m.) in Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Avenue. Presented by Quad City Bank & Trust, Christmas at Augustana has entertained audiences since 2008. More than 200 student musicians will take the stage to share their talents in what has become a highlight of the Augustana and Quad-Cities holiday season, according to a college release. It will feature performances by the Augustana Brass Ensemble, Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Ascension Ringers, Augustana Choir, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble and Augustana Concert Chorale. “Christmas at Augustana has become a major part of the community’s holiday celebration in the Quad Cities,” says Dr. Jon Hurty, director of choral activities at Augustana. “Our students are very excited about sharing their music this year and having the opportunity to sing and play for friends, family, alumni and our community.” The concert will be streamed live on Saturday at Augustana.edu. The performance will be rebroadcast in the Quad-Cities area at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Christmas Day. Tickets range from $11-23 and can be purchased online HERE or by calling 309-794-7306. Additional information about the Christmas season at Augustana College (including many other programs) can be found on the college website. "An Ambrosian Christmas" The music department at St. Ambrose will welcome the holiday season at the annual “An Ambrosian Christmas Concert” on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. This holiday tradition will feature a wide variety of musical performances by the talented SAU chamber singers, jazz band, STAMVOJA, symphonic band, university chorale and student soloists. This year’s event brings together over 100 student musicians who were selected to perform by special audition and invitation, according to an SAU release. Guests can expect to hear a variety of musical selections from the soloists and ensembles, ranging from traditional holiday favorites like “O Holy Night," “Mary, Did You Know?" and "Silent Night," as well as more modern selections like "White Winter Hymnal," a festive tune made famous by Pentatonix and sung by a treble vocal quartet, as well as "Gaudete," a contemporary arrangement that includes steel percussion simulating a House Dance style. The concert concludes with a popular audience sing-along. Nathan Windt, director of choral activities and music department chair at SAU, invites family and friends of the university to kick off the holiday season on campus. "This concert is sure to put you in the holiday spirit—purchase your tickets today and join our community in celebrating an Ambrosian Christmas!" The concert will be held in the Galvin Fine Arts Center Allaert Auditorium (518 W. Locust St., Davenport) at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. General admission tickets cost $16 and admission for seniors is $5. All students are invited to attend for free. You can buy tickets online HERE.

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3 Things to Know: Quad Cities headlines for Nov. 30, 2022

All of your local Quad Cities news for Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.

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Christmas Walk set for Saturday

The village of Andover invites the public to its annual Christmas Walk on Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at 3:30 p.m. This evening of festivities for all ages will feature cookies, cocoa, crafts and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus; an opportunity to catch a ride in a tractor-pulled wagon; see the many lighted Christmas displays in the Andover Lake Park; drive around the village to see the decorated homes; and watch the lighting of the village Christmas tree in the historic 162-year-old park gazebo.  The Orion High School Choir will lead Christmas carols, first at the park, & later at the candle-lit Jenny Lind Chapel. To see the full schedule, visit here.

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Help us fill this truck with Toys for Tots today

Join us for the Local 4 Toys for Tots Toy Drive today from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. The Local 4 staff and the Marine Corps Reserve will be collecting your donations at Blain's Farm and Fleet in Molineon John Deere Road. We'll be collecting new, unwrapped toys -- you don't even have to get out of your car on this chilly day! We'll distribute your donations as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in our local community. Learn more about today's Toys for Tots event by clicking here.

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OurQuadCities.com Enjoy cocoa with cops and twinkling holiday displays at Vander Veer Botanical Park OurQuadCities.com

Enjoy cocoa with cops and twinkling holiday displays at Vander Veer Botanical Park

Enjoy hot chocolate with the Davenport Police Department as you experience twinkling holiday displays! Bring out the whole family for this free event. Take in all the beauty of Vander Veer Park and the Conservatory with thousands of holiday lights, while meeting and visiting with members of the Davenport Police Department. See squad cars and enjoy free hot chocolate. “As officers, we want to connect with our community,” Officer Kevin Carver, Community Impact Team Officer, said. “This event is about enjoying the holidays with our community, having conversations and interacting with our neighbors, outside of a call for service.” Cops and Cocoa is Tuesday, December 6, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Vander Veer Botanical Park, located at 215 W. Central Park Ave. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

WQAD.com Have you seen this man? Davenport police searching for repeat porch pirate WQAD.com

Have you seen this man? Davenport police searching for repeat porch pirate

Police said that the man was last seen on the 2000 block of Eastern Avenue on Nov. 26 and the 4400 block of Spring Street on Nov. 25.

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Hundreds of donations pour in for annual Toys for Tots drive

WQAD hosted the donation drive in partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, and it was another successful year.

WQAD.com Hundreds of donations pour in for annual Toys for Tots drive WQAD.com

Hundreds of donations pour in for annual Toys for Tots drive

WQAD hosted a donation drive Tuesday, Nov. 29 in partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

WQAD.com Judge denies motion to dismiss Britney Griswold charge WQAD.com

Judge denies motion to dismiss Britney Griswold charge

Griswold's defense team argued that her stolen vehicle charge constituted double jeopardy in Henry County, but the judge dismisses the notion.

WQAD.com Have you seen this man? Davenport police ask for help in search for porch pirate WQAD.com

Have you seen this man? Davenport police ask for help in search for porch pirate

Police said that the man was last seen in the 2000 block of Eastern Ave on Nov. 26 and the 4400 block of Spring Street on Nov. 25.

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Suspect in fatal crash pleads not guilty

A 22-year-old Moline woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday in connection with a fatal crash earlier this month. Kendra Lee Curtis appeared Tuesday morning in Rock Island County Court, where prosecutors presented evidence she had marijuana, cocaine and alcohol in her system at the time of the crash, according to a hospital toxicology report. That report will be sent to the Illinois State Police for an official test results, law enforcement officials testified Tuesday. Kendra Lee Curtis (photo from Rock Island County Sheriff's Office.) During the hearing, people - including members of the victim's family - waited in the courtroom to hear the plea. A Rock Island County Sheriff's Office detective described the crash and the scene. He said officials have surveillance footage of Curtis that shows her in the driver's seat of a vehicle. During the detective's testimony, Curtis leaned forward and stared at him while he spoke. Her attorney motioned for her to sit back in her seat. A trial is tentatively set to start Jan. 17, 2023. The crash and early investigation The crash occurred in the 2600 block of 19th Street in East Moline on Nov. 7. Law enforcement officials allege Curtis was driving a 2007 Ford Edge south on 19th Street at a high rate of speed and lost control, causing the vehicle to roll. A passenger of the vehicle, Amia S.L. Weathers, 22, of Moline, was thrown from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. A 24-year-old East Moline man, who was a rear-seat passenger, was also injured in the crash and transported to a hospital for treatment.

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Enrichment Center to reopen Wednesday

The Robert Young Center Enrichment Center, 4622 Progress Drive in Davenport, will reopen to in-person appointments Wednesday, Nov. 30, after flood damage from a water main break, according to a news release. “We look forward to serving our patients and community in person and thank them for theirpatience and understanding,” said Joe Lilly, director of outpatient services at Robert YoungCenter.

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Can you help identify this 'porch pirate?'

Davenport Police ask help from the public to identify a porch-package thief in relation to multiple thefts of packages from front porches. (photos courtesy of Davenport Police) He last was seen in the 2000 block of Eastern Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 26, and was seen Friday, Nov. 25, in the 4400 block of Spring Street, police say in a news release. If you have information, email dpdidentify@davenportiowa.com.

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Suspect who faces sexual-assault charges set for court

A 42-year-old Abingdon, Ill., man faces felony charges after police allege he sexually abused a minor in three separate incidents in 2010 and 2011, according to court documents Beau W. Admire, 42, was arrested Nov. 2 in Knox County on a $100,000 warrant for two counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to a news release from Thomas R. Siegel, Warren County state's attorney. All three charges are Class 1 felonies that carry a sentence of between 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, the release says. Probation is not available on the criminal sexual assault charges and if convicted, the defendant would be required to serve no less than 85% of his sentence. The charges stem from three separate incidents alleged to have taken place in Monmouth, Ill. The charges allege the acts were with a minor "over whom the defendant held a position of trust, authority, or supervision," the release says. Admire was released after he posted bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 27, according to court records.

OurQuadCities.com New 'Elf' brings music and joy to Moline stage OurQuadCities.com

New 'Elf' brings music and joy to Moline stage

Comfort and joy at the holidays will be present in the new Quad City Music Guild production, “Elf The Musical," opening Wednesday night at the Prospect Park theater, 1584 34th Ave., Moline. While "Elf" has been done twice at Circa '21 in Rock Island, this is the first time for Music Guild. The 2010 musical is based on the 2003 movie of the same name, which starred Will Ferrell as the iconic Buddy the elf, with a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. The book is adapted by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan from the film. "Elf" opens at Music Guild in Moline on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The musical ran on Broadway in the Christmas seasons of 2010–11 and 2012–13, in the West End in the 2015–16 season, and has also toured extensively. In the story, young orphan Buddy mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identify. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. The 30-person QCMG cast is directed by Kevin Pieper, who also has directed other holiday-themed shows at Guild – “A Christmas Carol,” “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” “They provide a good atmosphere for everybody just to start out the holidays,” he said this week. “It’s usually fairly early in the holiday calendar so it kind of kicks off the season for people and it's just enjoyable.” Music Guild veteran Kevin Pieper (center) is directing "Elf" at the Prospect Park theater. Pieper is a longtime QCMG veteran performer, but he really likes taking on directing roles as well. “You get to help bring people along, their characters and see them develop and grow, and become hopefully what your vision is on stage,” he said. “Whereas performing, it’s more becoming that character and getting to enjoy being somebody else for a few hours every night.” The cast includes David Edwards as Buddy; Stephanie Moeller as Jovie; Mark McGinn as Walter; Jennifer Cook Gregory as Emily; Jack Carslake as Michael, and Jess Fah as Deb. Debuting as Elf Edwards, a 2009 Bettendorf High alum, is making his Guild debut as Buddy. He did a lot of theater in high school then in college, as a vocal performance major at Iowa State University. When he moved from Ames back to the QC in 2019, Edwards played the lead (Finch) in First Presbyterian Church’s production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Edwards is making his QCMG debut as Buddy, seen here with Jess Fah. Edwards, who works as a teller at Family Credit Union in Bettendorf, said his fiancée Maggie and her mom encouraged him to try out for “Elf,” since he loves theater and is tall (6-foot-3). “It’s been the fastest roller coaster I've ever been on,” he said of Music Guild. “It's been so much fun.” Edwards said he’s a real introvert and doesn’t share Buddy’s boundless exuberance and outgoing nature. “Buddy has his own energy and his own character,” he said. “And it's amazing when the overture hits and people come out in their costumes and it's just been so fun to get lost in this character.” Edwards is excited to see how the area is connecting with the show, even before opening when they had to add an extra matinee Saturday (for the long weekend, six-performance run). “It's been a thrill, the support that I've gotten from the community here,” he said. “It's astonishing, I'm extremely grateful.” It’s been a challenge to do the role without copying Will Ferrell in the movie. "Elf" features Jennifer Cook Gregory, left, Jack Carslake, Michael Schmidt, and Mark McGinn. "To not copy him is very hard because there's so many iconic moments that people -- as soon as they find out you auditioned for the shows -- they start quoting at you lines,” Edwards said. “But this is a musical, this is not the movie. So that's been helpful to remember, too. It’s been so fun to hear the harmonies come in and dance. There's so much holiday spirit.” Edwards is planning to get married next June and wants to continue being in Guild shows. “I would love to be at least one Guild show a year for the rest of my life, is my plan,” he said. Veterans add perspective Stephanie Moeller is a QC veteran theater actress, whose Music Guild credits include “Disaster” and “Something Rotten” this past year, as well as “Sound of Music,” “Anything Goes,” "Into the Woods” and “Working.” Stephanie Moeller plays Jovie, with Edwards as Buddy. “I think the community is very, very good here,” she said. “They are supportive and wonderful.” Moeller has never seen the movie “Elf,” and auditioned specifically because a co-worker of hers asked her to. Moeller is a veterinary technician at Animal Family Veterinary Care Center in Davenport. "She doesn't do theater. She was just very excited that ‘Elf’ was being done. She asked me to audition,” she recalled. “She said you have to be in it.” This is Moeller’s first holiday show at Guild. “It's been a great time. It's a really fun show,” she said. Mitchell Carter, the music director, has become the go-to music director for Guild holiday shows, starting in late 2017 with “Annie,” then “Miracle at Bedford Falls” (2018), “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” (2019), and “Holiday Inn” (2021). Mitchell Carter is in his fifth time directing music for a Guild holiday show. “They keep bringing me back which is always a good sign,” he said. “It makes me feel like I must have not screwed up the last show too bad.” His full-time job is band director for 5th and 6th grades at Davenport’s Buchanan, Truman and Jefferson schools. Carter is a percussionist and has played for a number of QC area concerts and shows (including some opera at Genesius Guild, Rock Island), but not for Music Guild or other community theater. The holiday shows are special since they typically involve more kids, he said. "It’s definitely my sign of like, it's time to get into the Christmas spirit, even though it starts each year around September,” Carter said, noting “Elf” will be extra special since it’s Guild’s last holiday show. Next November, earlier in the month (Nov. 10-19, 2023), they will stage the classic Sondheim thriller “Sweeney Todd.” “That's always been a challenge, having done so many holiday shows,” Carter said of Guild competing with other QC holiday events around now. “We're always working around Thanksgiving and illness and school programs and other musicians in the area. But it always does make a really special production.” Carter grew up in the Chicago area, is a trained percussionist and is a 5th-6th grade band director for Davenport community schools. He is very impressed with the “Elf” musical. “It’s a fabulous production; I've been really impressed with the way that the show writers and composers and everyone kind of put this musical together in a way that is faithful to the movie, but still maintain some of its own unique character,” Carter said. What music and song does in general is to elevate emotions in every scene, he noted. Michael Schmidt plays Santa in the new production. “It brings things to life, it allows you to experience the characters’ emotion a little more deeply,” Carter said. “And so when Buddy is sad, the music really kinda takes you up one more level. It really elevates that experience for the audience member to pull on another emotional heart string for you. “Or if it's a joyful moment, it really kinda makes your smile turn up a little, like one inch higher,” he said. Carter also has been thrilled with Edwards, since he came to audition in September.  “He was really just able to bring to life, we saw that little bit of a sparkle, almost a childlike joy in the reading and then just an absolutely stellar voice that we knew was going to do this work justice,” the music director said, noting Buddy is on stage for nearly the entire run time of the show.  “This is a character study of a show. It's Buddy the Elf from beginning to end,” Carter said. There’s like five minutes where Buddy's not on stage and not singing and so it's an endurance test. The background of a classically trained singer really has been a benefit because he can sing through that two-hour show.”  "Elf" features Jack Carslake, left, Mark McGinn, Jess Fah, and Jennifer Cook Gregory. Performances of "Elf" will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with 2 p.m. shows on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4. Tickets are $16 for adults and $11 for children, available by calling 309-762-6610 or visiting the QCMG website.

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Giving Tuesday reminds people of the importance of giving back to the community

Local non-profit organizations took time in Giving Tuesday to talk about the importance of giving back to the community.

WQAD.com Carl Sanburg College receiving more than $200,000 to improve two programs WQAD.com

Carl Sanburg College receiving more than $200,000 to improve two programs

The Galesburg community college is getting part of a $9 million dollar grant from the Illinois Community College Board, which is going towards nursing and auto tech.

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Giving Tuesday reminds people to give back to communities

Local Non-Profit organizations discuss the importance of giving back to communities

WQAD.com Visit Quad Cities reopens for welcoming visitors at Union Station WQAD.com

Visit Quad Cities reopens for welcoming visitors at Union Station

The region's official tourism and marketing group opened its new Union Sation in Davenport on Tuesday; a location they're familiar with.

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Emergency rental assistance available in Illinois

Individuals and families who are at risk of eviction or homelessness are encouraged to apply for emergency rental assistance through SAL Community Services. Until Dec. 31, 2022, applications for back rent and advance rent are open to qualified residents of Henry, Mercer, or Rock Island Counties, a news release says. “Our focus is on stability,” said Loredia Nunn-Dixon, the director of SAL’s Open Door Crisis Assistance program. “When your housing is stable, you can stay focused on everything else, whether that’s education or work or taking care of your health. And if we can keep people where they’re at, that means landlords won’t go without tenants. This program is a win-win for us all.”  At SAL, the need for rental assistance became evident early on during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many people lost income. An earlier rental assistance effort at the organization was focused on immigrants and refugees, a population disproportionately impacted by the economic effects of the pandemic. The current funding—nearly $800,000 through the Illinois Department of Human Services—is open to anyone in the community. “This is what we do at SAL: we navigate services for individuals who are in crisis or in need,” said Nunn-Dixon. “Nine times out of 10, we can refer you somewhere, except when the services you need don’t exist anywhere else. That’s why having these dollars for rental assistance is so important for us.” To receive assistance, residents must have qualified for unemployment benefits or lost household income, incurred higher costs, or experienced other financial hardships directly or indirectly due to COVID-19. They must also be able to demonstrate a risk of homelessness or eviction because of their inability to pay rent. Finally, their household income must be at or below 80 percent of the area median income, with priority given to households with income at or below 50 percent of the median. Applicants must provide proof of income, a lease, and other documentation. There is no need to provide proof of immigration status. Those who qualify may be able to receive up to 15 months of back rent and an additional three months of advance rent. If they have found a new apartment to rent after previously experiencing homelessness, they may be eligible for funds to cover a deposit and advance rent. Utility assistance is also available. Since securing the latest round of funding this summer, Nunn-Dixon has seen significant interest in rental assistance. The SAL team has connected with local housing authorities for referrals to at-risk tenants, conducted outreach at housing complexes, and added a staff member to help process requests. As of today, funding is still available and must be claimed by the end of the year. “It’s hard out here—we’re seeing it,” said Nunn-Dixon. “After December, there’s still going to be a need. We want our legislators, our corporations, and our funders to know that their support is critical. We want our community members to know that they matter.” To learn more or apply, contact Loredia Nunn-Dixon at LNunn-Dixon@salcommunityservices.org or 309-793-8201. ABOUT SAL COMMUNITY SERVICES SAL Community Services provides support, advocacy, and learning for communities—from childhood to adulthood. Its mission is to strengthen children, families, and individuals to build and enhance thriving communities.

WQAD.com Toys for Tots '22 | Jon Diaz and Jenna Webster agree to donation drive bet as boxes overflow WQAD.com

Toys for Tots '22 | Jon Diaz and Jenna Webster agree to donation drive bet as boxes overflow

It's a friendly competition between anchor and reporter as the Illinois and Iowa sides of the river compete to see who can pull in the most toys.

WQAD.com Giving Tuesday reminds people to give back to communities WQAD.com

Giving Tuesday reminds people to give back to communities

Local non-profit organizations talk about the importance of giving back to communities

WQAD.com Toys for Tots '22 | Not able to leave toys? Here's the other ways you can help WQAD.com

Toys for Tots '22 | Not able to leave toys? Here's the other ways you can help

In case you want to help Toys for Tots and aren't able to make it to our donation box in time, here's the other way you can get involved.

WQAD.com School Health Link clinic opens at Moline High School to serve Rock Island County youth WQAD.com

School Health Link clinic opens at Moline High School to serve Rock Island County youth

The newly-opened clinic, located inside Moline High School on Avenue of the Cities, is open to all Rock Island County youth and aims to help those in need.

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Man killed in Davenport motorcycle crash Saturday identified

One man is dead and another person is injured after their motorcycles collided with a semi-truck in Davenport on Saturday night.

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Two men sentenced in separate Quad-Cities federal cases

Federal court have sentenced two men in relation to separate cases -- one an obscenity case and the other, drug trafficking.

WQAD.com Quad Cities YWCA hosts second Giving Tuesday sock giveaway WQAD.com

Quad Cities YWCA hosts second Giving Tuesday sock giveaway

This is the organization's second sock Giving Tuesday distribution and they're looking to double their output this year.

WQAD.com Local college receiving more than $200,000 dollars to improve two of its programs WQAD.com

Local college receiving more than $200,000 dollars to improve two of its programs

Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg receiving grant money and are using said money to improve its auto tech and nursing schools.

WQAD.com Toys for Tots '22 | Volunteers sorting through several rounds of donations WQAD.com

Toys for Tots '22 | Volunteers sorting through several rounds of donations

Sometimes, it might look like the Toys for Tots donation box is low, but don't worry. That's just because volunteers have been sorting through several waves of toys.

WQAD.com Davenport police share tips for theft prevention as holiday season moves forward WQAD.com

Davenport police share tips for theft prevention as holiday season moves forward

With the two biggest spending days in the past and orders on the way, police offered tips on how to protect yourself and your packages from thieves and porch pirates

WQAD.com School Health Link clinic opens at Moline High School to serve Rock Island County youth WQAD.com

School Health Link clinic opens at Moline High School to serve Rock Island County youth

The newly-opened clinic, located inside Moline High School on Avenue of the Cities, is open to all Rock Island County youth and aims to help those in need.

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City seeks input on "granny flats"

The Moline City Council is developing an ordinance that would regulate how Accessory Dwelling Units, commonly referred to as “granny flats” or “secondary suites”, can be built in the city. The city has created an informational engagement page with FAQs and a place for the public to comment. Mayor Sangeetha Rayapati is hosting a public input meeting on Monday, December 5 at 6 p.m. at the Butterworth Education Center to get more citizen input on the issue. For more information on Accessory Dwelling Units, click here. The Butterworth Education Center is located at 701 12th Avenue in Moline.

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Man hid in Walgreens then stole items, police allege

A 31-year-old Davenport man hid in a closed Walgreens and stole items before he forced his way out the locked front doors, police allege. Oliver Vanderlinden faces a Class C felony charge of second-degree burglary, court records say. Oliver Vanderlinden (photo from Scott County Jail inmate listing.) Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday, Davenport Police received a 911 call from an alarm company about a burglar alarm going off at Walgreens, 1805 N. Brady St., according to arrest affidavits. Police allege Vanderlinden entered the occupied Walgreens about 8:30 p.m. Sunday when customers and workers were inside. He then "hid in an unsecured room inside the store and remained therein after the store closed to the public and after the person's right, license or privilege to be there has expired," arrest affidavits say. After the store closed, Vanderlinden came out of hiding about 12:30 a.m. Monday, "committing a theft of goods inside the store before forcing his way out of the locked front doors of the business," police allege in affidavits. This incident was caught on camera from inside of the store, according to arrest affidavits. Vanderlinden is being held on a total $11,000 bond in Scott County Jail, and is set for arraignment Dec. 22 in Scott County Court. A Class C felony carries a sentence of up to 10 years and a fine.

OurQuadCities.com Holiday Train returns to the QCA with holiday cheer and help for area food banks OurQuadCities.com

Holiday Train returns to the QCA with holiday cheer and help for area food banks

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Grinch friends and family for the holidays

The Grinch had such a fun time helping others grow their hearts ten times bigger last year that he wants to do it again this year! (Illumination, Photo by Getty Images, Photo by American Broadcasting Companies via Getty Images) Spread a little holiday cheer this season by registering a family member, friend or neighbor to get grinched by the City of Moline Parks and Recreation Department! The “victims” will walk outside to find a "You've Been Grinched" sign, along with a bunch of candy-filled "rotten" eggs in their front yard! Signs and eggs are open for delivery to Moline and Coal Valley delivery addresses only, but there’s a pick-up option for those who want to grinch houses in other cities. Signs will be delivered on December 19 and 21 in Moline and on December 20 in Coal Valley. The cost is $12 per sign/eggs and the registration deadline is December 12 at 3:30 p.m. Call (309) 524-2424 or click here for more information and to sign up.

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Campbell earns Big Ten Defensive player of the year honors

The Big Ten Conference unveiled the recipients of individual awards for defensive players, specialists and coaches on Tuesday.

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Get help with rental assistance with SAL

Area residents who are at risk of eviction or homelessness are encouraged to apply for emergency rental assistance through SAL Community Services. Applications for back rent and advance rent are open to qualified residents of Henry, Mercer or Rock Island Counties until December 31. “Our focus is on stability,” said Loredia Nunn-Dixon, the director of SAL’s Open Door Crisis Assistance program. “When your housing is stable, you can stay focused on everything else, whether that’s education or work or taking care of your health. And if we can keep people where they’re at, that means landlords won’t go without tenants. This program is a win-win for us all.”  The need for rental assistance became evident early on during the COVID-19 pandemic at SAL, when many people lost income. An earlier rental assistance project at the organization was focused on immigrants and refugees, a population disproportionately impacted by the economic effects of the pandemic. The current funding is open to anyone in the community. “This is what we do at SAL: we navigate services for individuals who are in crisis or in need,” said Nunn-Dixon. “Nine times out of 10, we can refer you somewhere, except when the services you need don’t exist anywhere else. That’s why having these dollars for rental assistance is so important for us.” To receive assistance, residents must have qualified for unemployment benefits or lost household income, incurred higher costs, or experienced other financial hardships directly or indirectly due to COVID-19 to receive assistance. They must also be able to demonstrate a risk of homelessness or eviction because of their inability to pay rent. Finally, their household income must be at or below 80% of the area median income, with priority given to households with income at or below 50% of the median. Applicants must provide proof of income, a lease and other documentation. There is no need to provide proof of immigration status. Those who qualify may be able to receive up to 15 months of back rent and an additional three months of advance rent. If they have found a new apartment to rent after previously experiencing homelessness, they may be eligible for funds to cover a deposit and advance rent. Assistance with utilities is also available. “It’s hard out here—we’re seeing it,” said Nunn-Dixon. “After December, there’s still going to be a need. We want our legislators, our corporations, and our funders to know that their support is critical. We want our community members to know that they matter.” To learn more or apply, contact Nunn-Dixon at LNunn-Dixon@salcommunityservices.org or call (309) 793-8201. To learn more about SAL, click here.

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porch piracy

Porch piracy is primarily a crime of opportunity, according to Davenport Police Lt. Dennis Colclasure.

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Tips to be safe from porch pirates

Porch piracy is primarily a crime of opportunity, according to Davenport Police Lt. Dennis Colclasure.

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Send us your holiday lights photos!

Do you have an amazing holiday light display, or know of one? We’re looking for the most outstanding, out of this world holiday decoration displays in the Quad Cities. WHBF’s Andy McCray will do live weather forecasts from some of the best and brightest spots around town. Send photos of your display to newsroom@whbf.com or post them to our Facebook page. Be sure to include your contact information!

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4 Your Money | Rallying

It’s time for 4 Your Money! We were joined by David Nelson Financial Advisor from NelsonCorp Wealth Management to talk about what exactly is driving stocks to rally.

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Burlington man sentenced for failing to register as a sex offender

A Burlington man has been sentenced for failing to register as a sex offender. Carlos Bhaiman Wesley, 28, was sentenced to 21 months of imprisonment for failing to update his sex offender registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). After released from prison, Wesley will serve five years of supervised release. According to court documents, Wesley was required to register as a sex offender andcomply with SORNA because of a 2013 Wisconsin conviction for third-degree sexual assault.Wesley left the state without notifying authorities and moved to Burlington and did not register as a sex offender in the State of Iowa and did not register his out-of-state move with the Wisconsin sex offender registry, in violation of SORNA. The U.S. Marshals Service and the West Burlington Police Department investigated the case. SORNA is part of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 and provides a comprehensive set of minimum standards for sex offender registration and notification in theUnited States. SORNA seeks to strengthen the nationwide network of sex offender registrationand notification programs, in part by requiring registered sex offenders to register and keep their registration current in each jurisdiction in which they reside, work, or go to school.United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Iowa

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New clinic gives students access to healthcare

A new health clinic has opened at Moline High School to ensure students have easy access to health services. The new School Health Link Clinic is run by the Rock Island County Health Department and is located inside the school at 3602 Avenue of the Cities in Moline. The clinic is open to all kids in Rock Island County. “The hope is, with the success of this venture, the groundwork will be set up for us to expand into the other districts in our community,” said School Health Link Board Chairperson Scot Meskimen. “By partnering with Moline High School, we have increased accessibility of care for hundreds of students. This will allow us to better serve our community and allow for a unique care model.” The School Health Link is a comprehensive school-linked health clinic that can provide convenient preventive medical care like vaccines, acute medical care for issues like the flu, strep or ear infections and referrals for children, adolescents and infants. “It just makes it far more accessible for the family,” said Moline Superintendent Rachel Savage. “Sometimes, it’s very hard to get an appointment with private medical providers, especially this time of year. So having an additional provider in the community helps those families get those appointments.” “Our goal is to provide a medical home for children in need,” said Meskimen. “We primarily serve patients who are uninsured, underinsured or on Medicaid, but we also take most insurances and will not deny care for services based on a family's ability to pay. By entering the school, we increase the accessibility to care for hundreds of kids. Additionally, by increasing our presence in the schools, we will have the ability to be more proactive with our care.” The School Health Link provides: Well Child VisitsSchool PhysicalsSports PhysicalsBehavioral HealthMental HealthCounseling ReferralsHealth EducationImmunizationsLead ScreeningsSTD TestingPregnancy Testing The clinic is open from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Call (309) 743-1470 for more information. Transportation to the School Health Link is available through MetroLink. MetroLink is free to all students with an ID card. For more information, click here.

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This New Sushi Bar Is Opening In The QC Very Soon

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Muscatine County Fair announces 2023 grandstand headliner

Multiplatinum-selling country music star Josh Turner will be the headlining act for the 2023 fair, which will take place July 19-23.

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Authorities seeking assistance in locating missing Davenport man

Davenport police are asking for your help in locating missing person, 20-year-old Jeremiah Schussler. Schussler may have cognitive learning disabilities.

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Fire damages Davenport home but causes no injuries

The Davenport Fire Department fought a fire Monday in the 800 block of Gaines Street.

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The Davenport Fire Department fought a fire Monday in the 800 block of Gaines Street.

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Back Road Music Fest announces lineup

The Back Road Music Festival in Galva may be nine months away, but they’ve just announced their acts for next year and tickets go on sale Friday, December 3 at 8 a.m. Tickets would make the perfect gift for any country music fan, because Trace Adkins will be headlining the 2023 festival, joined Lonestar and Diamond Rio! These three acts have over 18 #1 songs combined and over 50 Top 10 hits. Side stage acts will be announced soon. The Back Road Music Festival takes place on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at the Galva Park District in Galva, Illinois. Tickets are discounted by $15 through December 31st, so buy early and save! For more information on the festival, click here. To buy tickets, click here.

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Biden calling on congress to intervene and block railroad strike

Unions & railroads have been lobbying congress while contract talks continue. If congress does what Biden suggests, it'll end the union's push to add paid sick time.

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See The Iowa "Bargain Mansion" That's Going Viral On TikTok

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Few rain showers possible Tuesday afternoon

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday! We are tracking mild temps and a few raindrops Tuesday afternoon. Highs are expected to top out in the upper 50's with a cloudy sky. The rain will exit the QCA this evening and then temps will fall into the lower 20's tonight and it will set us up for a very cold day Wednesday. 50's climb back into the forecast Friday and rain will arrive on Sunday.

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Toys for Tots Drive '22 at WQAD

WQAD has our own Toys for Tots Drive going on all throughout today outside of the station!

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Toys for Tots 2022 | Holiday toy program celebrates 75 years

You can make help to make sure that every child in the Quad Cities wakes up with a toy this Christmas. Stop by our studios as we collect toys for the kids!

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3 Things to Know: Quad Cities headlines for Nov. 29, 2022

All of your local Quad Cities news for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022.

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Jersey Mike's new site opens Wednesday

Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, will open at 415 Cleveland St., in Muscatine on Wednesday, a news release says.   Franchise owners Kevin Schlutz and Michelle Hunt will hold a grand opening and fundraiser from Wednesday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 4 to support Muscatine Charities. Customers who receive a special fundraising coupon distributed through a grassroots effort prior to the opening can make a minimum $2 contribution to Muscatine Charities in exchange for a regular sub. Customers must have a coupon to be eligible. “Jersey Mike’s is known for giving back and making a difference in their communities,” said Hunt. “It’s one of the reasons our family got involved in Jersey Mike’s. This fundraiser will help Muscatine Charities impact multiple initiatives in Muscatine, benefiting our own community.”  Guests can place orders in-store or for pickup through the website or through the Jersey Mike’s app. Additionally, delivery is available in most areas through the Jersey Mike’s app or through third-party delivery partners. Curbside pickup is available for orders placed in Jersey Mike’s app.  The restaurant’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact the store at 563-261-7007. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised nearly $90 million for local charities, the release says. In 2022, the company’s 12th Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving in March raised $20 million for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. 

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Free Christmas Star show will be in BHS planetarium

The Donald A. Schaefer Planetarium will present its annual Christmas Star program beginning Dec. 12 at Bettendorf High School. The show will run every night through Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. The Christmas Star is a tradition at BHS dating back to 1974. The show is free but seating is very limited this year, a news release says. Call the BHS Activities Office at 563-332-4516 to reserve your seats.  The script was derived from scientific and theological research and adapted to fit the audience. The program was narrated by Frank Gorshe, a Bettendorf chemistry teacher and friend of the planetarium. The presentation uses Mannheim Steamroller’s "Christmas in the Aire" and "Fresh Aire Christmas" for background music.  The planetarium has undergone some major upgrades in recent years. In 2017, the original starball was removed and replaced with two fish-eye projectors. These, coupled with an advanced computer software package and 5.1 surround sound, allow for a unique 360-degree experience found nowhere else in the area, a news release says.  The show was programmed to highlight the capabilities of the new immersive system. Included are the use of 3D videos and images produced and developed by the planetarium staff.  The Donald A. Schaefer Planetarium serves upwards of 7,000 visitors a year. Much of its use has been for high school students through science, social studies, and English classes, the release says. Every elementary student in the Bettendorf Community School District visits the planetarium once a year for a show that extends what they are learning in their science lessons.

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When to watch your favorite holiday specials this year

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the dates for streaming 'A Charlie Brown Christmas.' MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - It's the most wonderful time of the year - holiday classics have returned to our TV screens. That means favorites like Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph and many others will once again appear in our favorite shows. Here's when and where you'll be able to catch the shows and movies on television. 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' (IMDb) 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 p.m. CT on WHBF Local 4 Saturday, December 10, 7:00 p.m. CT on WHBF Local 4 Jules Bass, known for work on ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ and other holiday specials, dies: reports 'Frosty the Snowman' (IMDb) 'Frosty the Snowman' Saturday, December 10, 8:00 p.m. CT on WHBF Local 4 'Frosty Returns' (IMDb) 'Frosty Returns' Saturday, December 10, 8:30 p.m. CT on WHBF Local 4 Charlie Brown holiday specials only airing on Apple TV+ One staple of the traditional holiday TV lineup, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," will not air on broadcast TV this year. Instead, you'll need an Apple TV subscription. Apple TV will stream it for free from December 22-25., per TV Guide. Time slots for these specials may vary or change. Check your local listings.

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Monday, November 28th, 2022

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Teenager hit by car in Davenport Monday, one man arrested

A man was arrested after reportedly getting involved in an altercation between a group of teenagers and hitting one with his car.

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No injuries in house fire Monday

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Assumption volleyball coach Frank Flanagan stepping down

The head coach, who lead the Lady Knights to their first state volleyball title, will be stepping down to focus on his full-time job.

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'He was a difference maker' | St. Ambrose community remembers student-athlete Patrick Torrey

Family, students and university staff packed the Christ the King Chapel on Monday for a prayer service to remember the basketball player who recently passed away.

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'He was a difference maker' | St. Ambrose community remembers student athlete Patrick Torrey

Family, students and university staff packed the Christ the King Chapel on Monday for a prayer service to remember the basketball player who recently passed away.

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Palmer College of Chiropractic's Davenport campus enrolls largest class since 2007

More than 2,100 students are currently enrolled at Palmer's three locations across the country, with Davenport's campus seeing its highest turnout in years.

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14-year-old boy struck by vehicle outside QC school

On Monday, Nov. 28, 2022 at approximately 4:09 p.m., Davenport Police responded to Adams Elementary School (3029 N. Division Street) in reference to reports of a disturbance with a child struck by a vehicle. Initial investigation indicates a group of juveniles was fighting outside of the school, according to a Monday police release. A party affiliated with the disturbance, later identified as 29-year-old Levi Vincent-Freund, drove the wrong direction, crossing Division Street, driving over the curb and into the grass of Adams Elementary School -- striking an involved 14-year-old boy, A further disturbance ensued. The 14-year-old was transported by private vehicle to a local hospital for evaluation of minor injuries, police said. Another involved juvenile was transported by Medic EMS to a local hospital for evaluation of minor injuries sustained during the initial altercation between juveniles. No other injuries were reported. Levi Vincent-Freund is charged with Assault with a Weapon (vehicle) in relation to this incident, the release said. This incident remains under investigation; no further information is available at this time.

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Toys for Tots celebrates 75 years of giving to children, announces extra pick-up days

Three more dates have been added to give families more time to pick up their toys.

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Controlling Lymphedema with bypass surgery

Lymphedema is a condition where fluid gets trapped in an arm or leg and causes swelling. Now, surgeons have better options for some patients.

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One referee highlights the benefits of being a game official as need rises

As the need for more sports officials rises, multi-sport official Jay Bizzari said that the commitment can be very enriching.

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Iowa Department of Transporation hiring hundreds of snow plow drivers

The DOT is looking to hire more than 600 seasonal workers across the entire state, and some of the jobs won't require special licenses.

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Three arrested after separate police pursuits in the Iowa Quad-Cities

Three separate police pursuits during the Thanksgiving holiday have led to three arrests.

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Illinois ID card expiration extension ending Dec. 1

If you have an ID card or driver's license that had expired over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, you have until Dec. 1 to finally renew it.

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Augustana alum nominated for CNN Hero of the Year for teaching tech in Africa

Nelly Cheboi graduated from Augustana in 2016 and began TechLit Africa, going on to teach kids tech skills and set them up for the future.

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Votes to be recounted this week in narrow Davenport House race

Results of a race recount in Scott County may take a couple days, the auditor says.

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St. Ambrose hosting prayer service in memory of Patrick Torrey

The university is honoring 22-year-old student and basketball player Patrick Torrey; a senior who unexpectedly passed away last weekend.

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Galesburg authorities: Fire that destroyed unoccupied bar Saturday was intentional

According to the fire department, a fire that left an unoccupied bar a total loss early Saturday morning was set intentionally.

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Augustana alum nominated for CNN hero of the year

Nelly Cheboi, 2016 Augustana grad, being honored for her work with TechLit Africa.

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Happy Joe’s Is Making The Holidays Extra Special For QC Children

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Galesburg authorities: Fire that destroyed unoccupied bar Saturday was intentional

According to the Fire Department, a fire that left an unoccupied bar a total loss early Saturday morning was set intentionally.

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Man sentenced in obscene material to a minor case

A Davenport man has been sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor. Gerald Brian Hoard, age 49, was sentenced November 28 to time served following his plea of guilty to Attempted Transfer of Obscene Material to a Minor. Hoard was taken into custody on March 15, 2022. Hewill serve three years of supervised release, including one year at a residential re-entry center. According to court documents, Hoard used the social media application Grindr, an online dating app, to communicate with an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old. Hoard sent a picture of his genitals to the alleged minor. Hoard agreed to meet the minor at a local store for the purpose of engaging in sexual activities. U.S. Attorney Richard D. Westphal of the Southern District of Iowa made the announcement. The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa as part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Childhood” initiative, which was started in 2006 as a nationwide effort to combine law enforcement investigations and prosecutions, community action, and public awareness in order to reduce the incidence of sexual exploitation of children. For more information about internet safety education, click here and click on the resources tab.

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Two killed in single-vehicle Henry County crash

Two people are dead after a single-vehicle crash in rural Henry County, according to the Iowa State Patrol.

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What's next for Congresswoman Cheri Bustos after a decade of service to the QCA?

After serving her community and state since 2007, what's next for Congresswoman Bustos? Local 4's Stephanie Johnson sat down with Cheri Bustos as she reflects on her career and talks about the future.

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A Quad Cities Fun Holiday Tradition Returns To The Putnam Museum

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Program shows religions' common ground

The Davenport Public Library is hosting Interfaith Focus on Thursday, December 1st at 6 p.m. at the Fairmount Branch and Monday, December 12th at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch. Interfaith Focus is a series of two panel discussions with Rabbi Linda Bertenthal, Rev. Elaine Calbeck and Dr. Lisa Killinger on the significant amount of common ground between Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Discussion topics will include common misconceptions about each faith, the changing roles of women in faith communities, peace-making and guidance from three faith perspectives about wars and conflict in day-to-day life.  For more information, click here. The Fairmount Branch is located at 3000 N. Fairmount Street. The Main Branch is located at 321 N. Main Street.

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Son has father exhumed for burial at Rock Island National Cemetery

A veteran son makes things right for his veteran father.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Milo the Kitty!

Patti McRae with the Quad City Animal Welfare Center joins us with Milo, our pet of the week! Find out how you can help the Quad City Animal Welfare Center.

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Another November temperature roller coaster ride starts Tuesday

Tuesday will see temperatures in the Quad-Cities touch 60 degrees. But the warm will not last.

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Another November temperature roller coaster ride starts Tuesday

Tuesday will see temperatures in the Quad-Cities touch 60 degrees. But the warm will not last.

WQAD.com THIS WEEK: Whiteside County State's Attorney let multiple sex offenders off with zero prison time, thanks to plea bargains WQAD.com

THIS WEEK: Whiteside County State's Attorney let multiple sex offenders off with zero prison time, thanks to plea bargains

News 8's Jon Diaz recaps the week's biggest stories. This week, WQAD examines a Whiteside County child sexual abuse case that has the community seeking answers.

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Man wanted for escaping work release

Authorities need your help finding a man who did not report to the Dubuque Residential Facility. Christopher Blackmond, Jr. was convicted of Robbery 2nd Degree in Scott County and failed to report as required on November 27.  Blackmond is a 27-year-old black male, 5'7" and weighs 256 pounds. He was admitted to the work release facility on September 15, 2022.  Anyone with information on Blackmond's whereabouts should contact their local police department.

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Celebrate all things holiday at Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities

Bring out the whole family as Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities celebrates all thing holiday! The 5th annual Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities features locally-crafted art and gifts, traditional German foods and much more. The children's tent provides activities for the kids, and everyone can meet with Santa, the Christkind and even Krampus! Live music and holiday beverage options are also available. Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities (photo: Britni Moses)Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities (photo: Britni Moses)Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities (photo: Britni Moses)Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities (photo: Britni Moses)Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities (photo: Britni Moses)Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities (photo: Britni Moses)Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities (photo: Britni Moses)Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities (photo: Britni Moses)Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities (photo: Britni Moses) Visit Christkindlmarkt, a Quad-City treasure, at 421 W. River Dr., Davenport, on the following dates: Friday, December 2 - 4:00-10:00 p.m.  (Vendors open 4:00-8:00 p.m. - Entertainment tent open until 10:00 p.m.)Saturday, December 3 - 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Vendors open 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Entertainment tent open until 10:00 p.m.)Sunday, December 4 - 10:00 a.m. - 40:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

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Mediacom scholarship program now open

High school seniors who plan to further their education next fall, listen up! Mediacom Communications is awarding 60 high school seniors $1,000 World Class Scholarships. The scholarship program is in its 22nd consecutive year. Scholarship recipients can use the financial awards to support post-secondary college costs or vocational training at an accredited institution starting in the fall of 2023. Award selection is based on academic achievement and leadership accomplishments. Applications for Mediacom’s World Class Scholarships are available here. Information is also being sent to all high schools in areas where Mediacom delivers its high-speed internet services. Seniors should submit applications on or before January 30, 2023. “Our company makes it a priority to give back to communities in which we do business, and we believe one of the best ways is to invest in promising young students who will be our future leaders,” said Mediacom Regional Vice President Todd Curtis. Applicants do not have to be Mediacom customers but must live in areas where Mediacom’s broadband network delivers internet service. Recipients will be selected from the 22 states where Mediacom’s residential customers live. A complete list of communities in Mediacom service areas is included with the online application. Email scholarship@mediacomcc.com with questions.

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Riverdale portion of Mississippi River Trail closed for MidAmerican construction project

Trail users are advised to take a detour on 42nd Street.

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Free socks at the Y on Giving Tuesday

The YWCA Quad Cities is holding their second Sock Giveaway on Tuesday, November 29 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free socks of all sizes will be given away at the Iowa Empowerment Center, 1225 E. River Drive, Suite 140 in Davenport. In 2020, YWCA Quad Cities gave away over 1000 pairs of socks on Giving Tuesday. This year, they plan to double that and give away over 2000 pairs. Participants are asked to stop by and take what is needed for themselves and their families. Socks will be available as long as supplies last. You do not need to be a current YWCA client to take part in this giveaway.