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Monday, July 6th, 2020

Quad-City Times Check out virtual race results for the 2020 Quad-City Times Bix 7 Quad-City Times

Check out virtual race results for the 2020 Quad-City Times Bix 7

The 46th annual Quad-City Times Bix 7 will be held on a virtual basis this summer. Find out how you stack up against your friends and neighbors.

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Should Scott County Require Face Masks?

A member of the Scott County board wants to require residents to wear face masks when out in public. Tomorrow, Ken Croken will ask fellow supervisors to approve his motion to require masks when social distancing is not possible or impractical. That would follow guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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City of Muscatine issues face mask mandate

The order that went out at 6 a.m. on Monday requires the use of face masks in all public settings for six months, with a couple exceptions.

WQAD.com Lee County Sheriff's Office connects car fire to wanted murder suspects WQAD.com

Lee County Sheriff's Office connects car fire to wanted murder suspects

The department responded to the fire and discovered that it was connected to a couple wanted in South Carolina

OurQuadCities.com Legendary Augustana, Geneseo football coach Bob Reade passes away OurQuadCities.com

Legendary Augustana, Geneseo football coach Bob Reade passes away

Legendary local football coach Bob Reade passed away on Sunday in Geneseo, Augustana College announced Monday. Reade led the Vikings football program to four straight NCAA Division III national championships from 1983 through 1986. Before joining Augie, Reade went 146-21-4 in 17 years at J.D. Darnall High School in Geneseo and was coming off three straight Class 3A state titles in 1976, 1977 and 1978. From 1965-71 his Maple Leafs had an unbeaten streak of 52 straight games. “People used to say to me that Bob was one-in-a-million,” said Tom Schmulbach, the coach who would eventually succeed Reade as the Augustana head coach. “I would say to that person ‘I think you are underestimating the man’.” In 16 years at Augustana, the success never stopped as Reade compiled a record of 146-21-1 overall and 112-12-1 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. His teams were in the NCAA Division III playoffs 11 times, including a then-national record 10 straight appearances from 1981-90. The Vikings won four straight NCAA titles from 1983-86 and his legendary senior class of 1987 went through an entire career without a loss. That group of 13 seniors finished their collective careers with a record of 49-0-1 and had a hand in all four national championships. “When I heard the news of Coach Reade’s passing all I thought about was his family and all of us that were lucky enough to be part of his life,” said Jay Penney, the quarterback on Augustana’s first national championship team in 1983. “He had a direct impact on me and the entire Penney family and was a mentor to thousands of young men. His greatness will not be the championships and all the wins but the positive effect he had with all of us. He is a great man and will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Reade Family.” Augustana won 12 CCIW titles during Reade’s time on the sidelines, including eight straight from 1981-88. He won four straight national “Kodak Coach of the Year” awards as picked by the AFCA and was chosen as CCIW “Coach of the Year” nine times. Starting with the first game of the 1983 season and ending with the second round of the 1987 playoffs, Augustana put together a streak of 60 games in a row without a loss (there was a 0-0 tie with Elmhurst to open the 1986 season. That streak still stands as an NCAA Division III record and is the second longest in NCAA history, regardless of division. In January of 1998, four years after he coached his last game, he was awarded the prestigious Amos Alonzo Stagg Award by the American Football Coaches Association and in August of that same year, he was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. A total of 37 players earned NCAA Division III All-America honors while Reade was the head coach and he had 10 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and 106 first team all-CCIW performers. In his 16 seasons, a Viking was named the league MVP 13 times. One of those CCIW Most Valuable Players was offensive center Greg King, who would go on to his own Hall of Fame coaching career at Sterling High School. “The thing that stands out to me were his rules: obey the law and be a gentleman. That made it pretty simple for all of us and we knew exactly where we stood with him,” said King who was an All-American and team captain of the 1984 national champions. “The other thing that I took with me into coaching that I learned from him was the fact that it is all about fundamentals. Every scouting report said the same three things: ‘Run. Block. Tackle.’ He was actually a fairly quiet man who didn’t raise his voice much. But, he demanded respect and perfection at all times.” Reade was the first coach in college football history to win 100 games in his first 10 years as head coach. In addition to the College Football Hall of Fame, he was also enshrined in the Quad City Times, Augustana Tribe of Vikings, Geneseo High School, Cornell College (his alma mater) and Illinois Football Coaches Halls of Fame. Funeral arrangements are pending at Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo.

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Davenport, Muscatine air quality levels spike from fireworks smoke, calm conditions

Des Moines — Air Quality Health exceedances were caused by fireworks in Des Moines, Davenport, and Muscatine on July 4, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Monday.

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Remembering Bob Reade

Augustana College is mourning the death of one of its most successful coaches. Bob Reade died over the weekend at the age of 87.

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Illinois high school football schedules released

The IHSA released the high school football schedules for the 2020 season on Monday. See below for many of our area teams, or click here for more. … and the rest of the Western Big 6: Galesburg, Geneseo, Quincy and Sterling. pic.twitter.com/eJ9uOvWg0Y— Local 4 Sports WHBF (@WHBFsports) July 6, 2020 … and the rest of the Three Rivers (Rock): Riverdale, Rockridge and Sterling Newman. pic.twitter.com/GOUt6Vojj4— Local 4 Sports WHBF (@WHBFsports) July 6, 2020 … and the rest of the Three Rivers (Mississippi) conference: Monmouth-Roseville, Peru St. Bede, Spring Valley Hall. pic.twitter.com/zY2WCFWx0h— Local 4 Sports WHBF (@WHBFsports) July 6, 2020 Moline, United Township and Sterling were missing dates with Iowa teams already announced by the IHSAA in March. Brian Rathjen, sports editor for Atlantic News-Telegraph, pointed out that Clinton plays UT on August 28 and North Scott visits Sterling on September 4. Moline hosts Pleasant Valley on September 4.

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Arconic Davenport Works recently laid off 30 salaried employees

Arconic Davenport Works recently laid off 30 salaried workers.

OurQuadCities.com Bruno the Bear tranquilized after making interstate trek through three states OurQuadCities.com

Bruno the Bear tranquilized after making interstate trek through three states

ELSBERRY, Mo. (KTVI) — A black bear spotted along a dirt road in Missouri on Wednesday night has turned out to be one that has now been seen in three states and built a social media following. On Sunday, conservation authorities tranquilized the bear, known as Bruno, for its safety and that of the public, police said. Bruno was first seen in Wisconsin on May 10, then crossed into Illinois and Iowa and is now in Missouri. One Bruno fan said she just missed seeing him, but just barely. “I was anxiously riding the country road, hoping to catch a glance,” said Tiffany Plate, of Illinois, adding that she stopped at a gas station on the way. “I walked back out, going on my merry way, and my friend was waving me down.” She said her friend exclaimed to her, “You got to see him!” “I said, ‘See who?’ said Plate. “She said, ‘The bear. Tifanny, he was literally right behind you when you got out of your Jeep.'” Along Bruno’s way, people have been taking pictures of his journey and posting them in the Facebook group “Keeping Bruno Safe.” The group grew from 300 members to over 27,000 members in less than a week. Some of the members of the group, which Plate has also joined, said its growth could be due to the fact that people are looking for someone or something to cheer on in 2020. “This is the one positive thing that has come out of 2020, so far,” Plate said. Dan Zarlenga, with the Missouri Department of Conservation, said they learned about Bruno a few days ago, advising the public at the time to report his location and give him his space. “The big thing you don’t want to do is approach a bear, with this one or any other,” Zarlenga said. “You don’t want to threaten it in any way. You don’t want to corner it in any way. And, I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but you don’t want to feed it either.” Zarlenga said it’s not uncommon for bears to travel across the state of Missouri. During this time of year, young male bears often travel to establish territory and find a mate. Members of Bruno’s Facebook group said they were looking into whether the bear set a record for the longest migration by a black bear.

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Vehicle burns overnight in Rock Island

A car is a total loss after it burned in Rock Island. Local 4 was the only news crew on the scene shortly after 1 a.m. in the 2100 block of 5th St. There is no word as to whether there were any injuries. However, a Rock Island Police Department incident report summary lists an arson as having occurred at that address. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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City of Muscatine issues face mask mandate

The order that went out at 6 a.m. on Monday requires the use of face masks in all public settings for six months, with a couple exceptions.

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Rick's Six: Hot and humid, new road projects, mask mandate, 1 dead in Davenport shooting, and Q-C coaching legend dies

A good Monday to all. Has your hearing returned after a weekend of neighborhood fireworks? It's going to be another week of heat with temps in the 90s along with nasty heat indexes. Here are the weather details from the…

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Imagining Magellan

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island. Two years ago, January, I stood along the Straits of Magellan with a group of Rock Island college students traveling in South America.

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COVID-19: Physician from Iowa City says "We Can Control This"

An infectious disease specialist at the University of Iowa says unity is a critical part of stopping COVID-19. Michelle O'Neill talked with Dr. Jorge Salinas, Hospital Epidemiologist, for the health care system in Iowa City.

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

OurQuadCities.com Muscatine Mayor discusses new proclamation, which will require residents to wear a face mask OurQuadCities.com

Muscatine Mayor discusses new proclamation, which will require residents to wear a face mask

The decision to require mask wearing in Muscatine draws dozens of protestors on Sunday. Mayor Diana Broderson held a press conference outside of city hall to discuss her proclamation, which will require residents to wear a face mask in public. The mayor’s address was cut short because of protestors making their voices heard, they tell us the mandate is infringing on their rights. “Muscatine is a city of people that care about each other and who raise to the occasion when help is needed I’m sorry if people are inconvienced by this,” said Broderson. Randy VanZee said he hasn’t worn a mask during the pandemic. “Freedom is the most important thing to me that I have ovbiosly our health is important as well, it’s my decision it my health to treat it the way I want to,” said VanZee. “I choose not to wear a mask never worn a mask and I’m not wearing one now I’ve been in public the whole four months worked about 130 people we were essential workers had to go to work, no one got sick explain that to me.” Allsion Ritchie said she just opened back her business and wants for it to continue being open. “Everything is running smoothly I don’t want to close it again if all of this wearing a simple mask and help prevent that I am all for it.” Staring Monday masks will be mandatory inside public areas in the City of Muscatine.

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Having fun on a hot day

Quad-City Times Local coaching legend Bob Reade passes away at age 87 Quad-City Times

Local coaching legend Bob Reade passes away at age 87

Bob Reade, the man who put Geneseo High School football on the state map in Illinois and turned the Augustana College program into a national power, passed away over the weekend.

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90°+ days stacking up in Quad Cities

We’ve made it into the 90s eight times this year so far…and that tally continues to climb this week. Sunday’s high, like Saturday’s high, checks in at 93°. That’s the 3rd time we’ve hit 93° in 2020, and that is the warmest it’s been this year. Most of this week is likely to see highs in the 90s, so we’ll be in the double digits for 90° days in no time. Last year it happened 27 times and average is around 22 times for an entire year.

Quad-City Times It's wedding day at the Overlook Village Retirement Community Quad-City Times

It's wedding day at the Overlook Village Retirement Community

Quad-City Times Davenport, Bettendorf police make gun-related arrests, investigate disturbances over Fourth of July weekend Quad-City Times

Davenport, Bettendorf police make gun-related arrests, investigate disturbances over Fourth of July weekend

Davenport, Bettendorf police make gun-related arrests, investigate disturbances over Fourth of July weekend

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Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department investigating homicide in Sterling

The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a homicide in Sterling. At 12:30 AM on July 5th the Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence on the 24000 block of Front Street in rural Sterling for a male subject found in his yard deceased. The deceased male was in his 40’s and upon preliminary investigation it was discovered that he had suffered a gun shot wound. The incident is currently under investigation so no further information is available at this time. The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance. If you have any information please call the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Department at 815-772-4044 or Whiteside County Crime Stoppers at 815-625-7867.

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MARX: After 41 years, Better Life Nutrition in Moline will close its doors

In was October of 1979.

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MARX: After 41 years, Better Life Nutrition in Moline will close its doors

In was October of 1979.

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THIS WEEK: Why is there a local COVID-19 spike?

Health officials fear people ignore warnings

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Three arrested after chase from Rock Island to Davenport

Another man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound on his foot.

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Three arrested after chase from Rock Island to Davenport

Another man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound on his foot.

WQAD.com 3 hurt after neighborhood fireworks show turns to gun shots WQAD.com

3 hurt after neighborhood fireworks show turns to gun shots

The area was already blocked off to light off fireworks when a fight broke out shortly before the gunshots.

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Q-C celebrates without major fireworks shows

It was the Fourth of July Saturday, which usually means a larger public display of fireworks somewhere in the Quad-Cities. But not this year. Because of concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, all large displays sponsored by…

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'Till Death' exhibit: The Muscatine wedding dresses steal the show

Weddings and funerals are key events in people's lives and, through the years, many traditions have developed around them. Brides wear fancy white wedding gowns and — for a time, anyway — women wore formal black mourning clothes for a…

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Facebook group provides over $49,000 dollars for local businesses and artists

The QC Hive is asking people to donate just one dollar to businesses in the area.

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

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Henry’s Christmas Yard puts up flags to honor military and first responders

Henry’s Christmas Yard is now filled with 24 flags across their boulevard. At Christmas time, Henry has over 150 inflatables to navigate through, but in the summer it’s free reign for him. There are four patriot themed inflatables up for the 4th of July in addition to the flags. “Every other one is the United States Flag and the other flags represent all the armed services, the missing in action, and 9/11, and the police and fire.” Henry’s Christmas Yard is hosting their Christmas in July Food Drive. You can stop by the yard on 26th Avenue in Moline until July 8th to donate.

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Local couple gets married at Overlook Village so grandparents can attend

John and Katie Sonneville just got married. Their original wedding plans had to be cancelled because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. They had planned to be out in the mountains in Colorado, but instead changed the venue to Overlook Village Senior Living Center so that John’s grandparents could attend. “With that we would have stayed on one of the balcony’s, but when the Governor opened it up to 50 people it made it so we could go outdoors to be with everybody out there.” Don and Tina Sonneville, John’s grandparents are extremely grateful for Overlook Village for allowing the ceremony to be held there so they could attend. “It was just nice to be with the rest of our family out there witnessing this beautiful occasion. We love Katie. She’s a remarkable young lady and we love her little daughter Avery who is three years old and she just fits into the family and they were a part of the family before the marriage.” It’s been a blast for them watching John grow up. Don says that John is incredibly smart and when he was in school, he had a unique way of solving math problems. “They would give him an assignment in mathematics and he was supposed to write down all the problems. Well John just works it out in his head and he would come to school. He would have it written down and the teacher would ask him what the answers were so he just told her what the answers were.” Don and Tina say that John is a super grandson and are excited to see him begin a new chapter in his life.

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Residents march at Moline Police Department to show support for local law enforcement

A group of people spent their 4th of July by marching around the Moline and Bettendorf Police Departments to show their support for local law enforcement. Organizer, Russ Garza says that he wanted to honor the officers to show them that the community appreciates how they keep the community safe. Garza says that he used to get in trouble with the law a lot, but one detective with the Moline Police Department helped him turn his life around. “A second father figure to me was a detective for the Moline Police Department and he actually brought me along, kept me out of trouble after awhile of getting in trouble and because of that just here to honor his life. He passed away from cancer a few years back “

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US celebrates Fourth of July

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Great day to play in water

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Quad-Cities log another 42 COVID-19 confirmed cases on Sunday

Iowa reported another 336 coronavirus cases Sunday to give the state 31,377 cases of COVID-19.

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Illinois new cases: 862; Rock Island County new cases: 24

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 862 new cases on Saturday, giving the state 146,612 positive cases in total. The state also announced 10 deaths, which is the lowest number since March 30. There are now 7,014 deaths due to COVID-19 in Illinois. In the past 24 hours, 33,836 tests were processed for a total of 1,734,471. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity rate from June 27 through July 3 is 2.6%. Rock Island County reported 24 new positive cases, bringing the total number in the county to 1,043. There are currently five patients hospitalized. The new cases are: A man in his 60s who is isolating at homeA man in his 50s who is isolating at homeA man in his 50s who is isolating at homeA man in his 50s who is isolating at homeA man in his 40s who is isolating at homeA man in his 40s who is isolating at homeA man in his 30s who is isolating at homeA man in his 30s who is isolating at homeA man in his 30s who is isolating at homeA man in his 20s who is isolating at homeA man in his 20s who is isolating at homeA man in his 20s who is isolating at homeA woman in her 60s who is isolating at homeA woman in her 50s who is isolating at homeA woman in her 40s who is isolating at homeA woman in her 30s who is isolating at homeA woman in her 30s who is isolating at homeA woman in her 30s who is isolating at homeA woman in her 30s who is isolating at homeA woman in her 20s who is isolating at homeA woman in her 20s who is isolating at homeA woman in her 20s who is isolating at homeA woman in her 20s who is isolating at homeA girl in her teens who is isolating at home Mercer County announced its 23rd positive case, a woman in her 60s. Whiteside County Health Department reported one new case involving an individual under 20 giving the county 196 in total. They also announced an individual in their 70s passed away on July 3 due to COVID-19. It is the 15th death in the county. For a more complete look at the numbers from the local counties, visit our COVID-19 Cases in Illinois & Iowa webpage. To get more statistics about COVID-19 in Illinois, visit the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

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Scott County confirms 59 more COVID-19 cases on Saturday

An additional 83 people in the Quad-Cities were confirmed to have COVID-19 on Saturday, July 4.

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Staying cool on a hot day

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Scribble: Gena Schantz

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ASTRONOMY: Comets and asteroids and meteoroids, Oh my!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…

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Dixon, Iowa having fireworks display

Dixon, Iowa in Scott County is having a fireworks display on Saturday, July 4 at the Dixon Memorial Park. There will be other activities for families to have fun, including a coed slow pitch game and a kids playground. Cold drinks will be available and organizers ask that spectators not bring coolers. Also, spectators are asked to practice social distancing and hand sanitizing stations will be available.

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Quad-City Times Mourning in the Quad-Cities: Despite pandemic and change, funerals still about honoring deceased Quad-City Times

Mourning in the Quad-Cities: Despite pandemic and change, funerals still about honoring deceased

Chairs rest six feet from one another inside the main parlor at Rock Island's Wheelan-Pressly Funeral home, one of four sites in the Wheelan-Pressly chain, all local.

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

OurQuadCities.com Henry’s Christmas Yard hosts 5th Christmas in July Food Drive OurQuadCities.com

Henry’s Christmas Yard hosts 5th Christmas in July Food Drive

Henry’s Christmas Yard is always looking for ways to give back to the community. They are hosting their 5th Christmas in July Food Drive. “People get hungry 365 days of the year. So in July when I was growing up we used to have Christmas in July sales all the time. So five years ago we decided to have a Christmas in July food drive.” So far over 300 food items have been donated. Scott Hildebrand, the owner of the yard knows that people want to give back to the community, they just need an outlet to do that. “It’s amazing the amount of people that come by and drop off just one or two items and some people drop off bags of items. It’s just a way for people to give back to the community.” It wouldn’t be Henry’s Christmas Yard without any inflatables so Hildebrand put up a few special ones that don’t get put up around Christmas time. “We got the Mickey Mouse Santa for the Christmas and then we have Uncle Sam, we have the Statue of Liberty, and then we have a Patriotic Dog also.” Hildebrand has over 300 inflatables in his arsenal and his yard can fit around 160 so it was difficult to choose which ones to put out for the food drive. “The three patriotic ones only go up during the Fourth Of July week, but with the Mickey Mouse Santa, everybody enjoys Mickey Mouse.” The food drive will go on until July 8th. You can drop off any food items at Henry’s Christmas Yard on 26th Avenue in Moline.

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Muscatine Mayor to issue mask proclamation

The Mayor of Muscatine wants to make masks mandatory in the city. Mayor Diana Broderson is scheduled to make the proclamation Sunday. It will require people to wear masks when they’re in public places and businesses. “All of our healthcare professionals are sharing with us that this virus is still alive and well,” Broderson said. “And as people go about their everyday lives, if they’re not wearing face coverings, the community spread is resuming. We know around us that various bars are closing again, and restaurants are going back to takeout only, and we don’t want to go back there. This requirement to wear a mask in public will prevent that, it’s a small price to pay.” David Byrkett’s vape shop, No More Butts Vapor Lounge, has been requiring folks to wear masks when they come in, and sell masks if they don’t already have one. He says that they’ve had to require masks because the shop is small, and sells products that are inhaled directly. “We want to make sure no one gets it,” Byrkett said. “It really has not disrupted the flow of my customers, except for the people who get upset that they have to wear one for five minutes. And it’s really for no reason. They can put it on, they can breathe just fine. It’s just that they don’t want to.”

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Quad Cities Pickle Ball Club ties ribbons of support

The Quad Cities Pickle Ball Club tied blue ribbons up outside of the Moline Police Station.

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Local group helps raise money for businesses and artists

A local group helps artists and businesses survive the pandemic.

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Local group ties ribbon of support

The Quad Cities Pickle Ball group are showing cops their support.

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Facebook group QC Hive raises $49,000 for local artists and businesses

Bayside Bistro was one of the 103 businesses to receive support from the QC Hive.

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QC harmonica band celebrates Fourth of July with patriotic tunes along riverfront

The Wandering Patriots Harmonica Band normally plays in parades all summer long.

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QC harmonica band celebrates Fourth of July with patriotic tunes along riverfront

The Wandering Patriots Harmonica Band normally plays in parades all summer long.

WQAD.com THIS WEEK: The seriousness of the surge WQAD.com

THIS WEEK: The seriousness of the surge

Kids these days... health officials say the spike is being seen among young adults

OurQuadCities.com ‘He always put his family first’: Remembering the life of Kewanee boys basketball coach OurQuadCities.com

‘He always put his family first’: Remembering the life of Kewanee boys basketball coach

People in Kewanee are remembering the life of the boys basketball coach who died due to an apparent medical issue. “I immediately called his phone, didn’t answer, I tried his wife’s phone, she didn’t answer, so I just tried going through my contacts of people that I knew that might you know know and didn’t really have a definite answer until this morning when I got out of work,” said Brandon Ince, Kewanee High School assistant basketball coach. He’s remembering the best parts of his friend and coach. “His attitude towards life for the kids, you know father figure for a lot of them. You know he did what he needed to do, rides, everything, just real good guy,” he said. Ince said Lewis was always caring for others. “I don’t know if people know how much time he put in outside of his family, whether it was leaving at 8:00 to take a kid to the cities for a workout or getting food for some of the kids, shoes, you know, feeding the kids at practice, granola bars, waters, you know he did a lot of time behind the scenes that you know people don’t see,” Ince said. A leader who will be missed. “A really great guy, family first, he always told all of our coaching staff to put our family first you know no matter what, he always put his family first.” Lewis leaves behind his wife and a son.

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Three people and dog rescued from Davenport house fire

A group of three and a dog were rescued by Davenport police via ladder Friday afternoon.

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‘It could save your life like it saved mine’: Moline man who credits COVID-19 for discovering his cancer diagnosis is now cancer-free

We first brought you the story of a Moline man who credits a coronavirus scare for saving his life. Don Lind says he started having symptoms like shortness of breath, loss of appetite and coughing. He says he gets bronchitis every year, so he wasn’t alarmed at first, but when he went to the doctor to get tested for the coronavirus, the results came back negative. Doctors discovered he had a rare type of cancer called sarcoma. “They took a biopsy, and then when they took the pictures, they said this thing is really growing. It used to be the size of a golf ball. Now, it’s the size of a tennis ball,” says Lind. He says, as the cancer was growing in size, so was his faith. “I have good days, bad days, and the bad days I have to keep pushing and fighting,” says Lind. That’s what it has been — a fight to get back to his normal life. Even learning to walk all over again. His wife, Maria Lind, says although finding out her husband had cancer was devastating, she’s happy they were able to catch it in time. “I can breathe as far as the results of the surgery, and I’m glad that it was discovered when it was discovered,” she says. Don Lind says, “They said if you don’t have the surgery, you’ve got less than a year to live, so they had to be honest with me.” Lind had his surgery in early June, but due to coronavirus concerns, he had to go through it alone. “She couldn’t even come up to Iowa City and visit with me. It was like I was almost doing it by myself,” he says. Now, he’s back at home with his family and his cats. He has traded his tears in for a big smile. “Well, I’m cancer-free, so I’m just happy I’m alive,” says Lind. “If you have any symptoms like shortness of breath, coughing, loss of appetite, go to your doctor — get checked out. You may think it’s nothing, but be on the safe side because this could save your life. It saved my life.” The next step for Lind, as part of his recovery, he will be undergoing radiation treatments over the next seven weeks.

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Kewanee's head basketball coach Shaune Lewis passes away

Lewis reportedly had a medical emergency during a race at the Davenport Speedway.

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Three people and dog rescued from Davenport house fire

A group of three and a dog were rescued by Davenport police via ladder Friday afternoon.

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Kewanee's head basketball coach Shaune Lewis passes away

Lewis reportedly had a medical emergency during a race at the Davenport Speedway.

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Boating discouraged on Rock River near Ben Williamson Park

The river's high water level makes for dangerous conditions near that area.

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Rock Island County's COVID-19 cases top 1,000

Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus are marching toward 2,000 in the Quad-Cities. Rock Island topped 1,000 cases for the first time on Friday, with 24 new cases for 1,019 total. Scott County added an additional 15 cases, for a…

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Bureau County cancels 2020 fair and concert

It's the second cancellation in the fair's 165-year history.

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Rock Island: Avoid the Rock River steel dam area 'at all cost'

The City of Rock Island has issued a warning for those on the water this weekend: Avoid the Rock River west of Ben Williamson Park.

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House damaged, pet killed by fire and thick smoke in Moline

The smoke was so thick that it caused tens of thousands of damage to the building and resulted in the death of a family pet.

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Bureau County cancels 2020 fair and concert

It's the second cancellation in the fair's 165-year history.

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4 kids, dogs rescued from house fire

UPDATE: Four kids and a dog were assisted Friday by a passerby and emergency crews after a fire in the 500 block of East Locust Street in Davenport. UPDATE: 4 kids and a dog were assisted by a passerby and emergency crews after a fire in the 500 block of East Locust Street in Davenport. pic.twitter.com/mSNR6njVuQ— Local 4 WHBF (@WHBF) July 3, 2020 This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Local 4 News, Fox 18 News and OurQuadCities.com for updates. Got a news tip? Forward it to Local 4 on Twitter or Facebook or download our app on your iPhone or Android phone. 

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Illinois Quad Cities Libraries Reopen

After being closed for more than three months, libraries in the Illinois Quad Cities will reopen on Monday. Following the shutdown caused by the coronavirus, plans have been announced by Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline libraries.

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Shooting fireworks? Here's when the fire danger will be high

Factors included in fire danger include recent rainfall, humidity, wind, and hot temperature.

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Scott County Supervisor Ken Croken calls for mandating face coverings

Should Scott County mandate face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Fire causes $40,000 damage to Moline home

A house fire in Moline displaced one person and killed one pet.

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Muscatine May Have Found New City Administrator

A woman from Colorado will likely be the next city administrator for Muscatine. Carol Webb, the Deputy Utilities Director for the city of Fort Collins, has accepted an offer subject to signing a contract, and formal approval by the Muscatine city council.

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Muscatine Mayor Broderson to issue mandatory face covering proclamation

Muscatine Mayor Diana Broderson plans to issue a city-wide mandatory face covering proclamation.

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One confirmed dead as firefighters battle house fire in Port Byron

The Rock Island County Sheriff has confirmed that all but one person escaped a Port Byron house fire safely.

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New Biography of George Davenport

On Midwest Week, after working on it for more than 40 years, a Davenport woman has published her first book - a history of one of this area's most important early settlers.

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Good Morning for Friday, July 3, 2020

If you're going to celebrate the holliday with fireworks, be safe,

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Do You Speak Train?

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island. In an age that is losing touch with its roots, Rock Islanders are fortunate. Immigrants to this area have preserved at least some of their language. From Swedish, Spanish, Greek and German, to Chippewa and Chinese, we are still a mosaic of American cultures.

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Kewanee boys basketball coach dies at Davenport Speedway

The Oskaloosa, Iowa-based motorsports podcast DIRT N Asphalt confirmed via Facebook that Kewanee boys basketball coach Shaune Lewis has passed away. In a post late Thursday night, DIRT N Asphalt mentioned the cause of death was due to an apparent medical issue while racing at Davenport Speedway Thursday night. Lewis had been the head basketball coach at Kewanee High School since 2015. He was 47. Late Thursday night, Lewis’ niece Bristol and son Blaise posted tweets in memory of him. R.I.P. to my uncle shaune words cant even explain. i love you. for you i’ll play pic.twitter.com/s5yRfLiGTG— Bristol Lewis (@blewis_3) July 3, 2020 r.i.p dad i will love you forever man— Blaise Lewis (@BlaiseLewis3) July 3, 2020 This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Local 4 News, Fox 18 News and OurQuadCities.com for updates. Got a news tip? Forward it to Local 4 on Twitter or Facebook or download our app on your iPhone or Android phone. 

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LumberKings to put people on the “front row” for fireworks

The Clinton LumberKings won’t be taking the field this year, but they will be bringing folks in for Fourth of July festivities. They’ll be holding “Front Row for the Fireworks” a concert, car show and firework festival.The concert and car show take place Friday with the firewoks show happening on the Fourth. Lumberkings general manager Ted Tornow says events like this will keep people engaged with the team, and says that NelsonCorp Field is a good place for the community to come and have fun while being safe. “We felt as a city, as a festival, and as a ballclub, we felt like we could do a good job at safe distancing, Tornow said. “We can sit comfortably, with safe distancing, 450 in the picnic garden area were about 550.  And if we have to, we can draw the circles in the outfield and have people watch it on the field, if needed.”

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The fascination that is fireworks is lost on me

Today's offering was initially earmarked for the city of Davenport and its scheduled fireworks show along its riverfront.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

WQAD.com Whiteside County road to close for 2 months of repairs WQAD.com

Whiteside County road to close for 2 months of repairs

Officials say repair should take about 2 months

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Port Byron House Fire July 2

Port Byron House Fire July 2

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Governor Kim Reynolds signs a bill that will create harsher punishment for animal cruelty offenders

Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill that will create harsher punishment for animal cruelty offenders. Iowa lawmakers have been working on the measure for years. The law will allow pets to be easily rescued if they aren’t given enough food or water. Law enforcement will also now be able to charge someone with abuse if they interntionally injury an animal Preston Moore is the Iowa state Director for the Humane Society of the United States and he said that the new bill House File 737 adds stricter legal penalties if an animal is abandoned and is injured or dies as a result of abuse. “This particulary bill was filed in 2019 and its been a pretty big effort by a number of and just individual citizens for the two years trying to get this specific bill done,” said Moore. King’s Harvest Pet Rescue Assistant Director Rochelle Dougall said that when she heard about the law passing she remembered Emmanuel, a pitbull who of abuse last December. “It’s good to know that if anything ever happens like that again to another dog we’re going to have stricter and harsher punishment for the perpetrator to face,” said Dougall Dougall along with other staff have been a long time advocate for animals to be protected in the state of Iowa. “As an avocate you finally hear that your hard work has paid off it was, we were all filled with joy,” said Dougall. “You need wins like this in this fight because it’s what keeps you going and it’s what gives you the energy to keep advocating for the animals.” Moore feels that this win is huge victory for animal lovers. “We still have a lot of work to do HSUS is still committed to making sure that animal torture is defined as an automatic felony it didn’t happen this year there’s still alot of good things in the bill but our work is still not done.” These new penalties ranges from a fine of at least $65 all the way up to five years in prison.

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Fire in Port Byron turns deadly

The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department tells Local 4 News a structure fire at a home on 94th Avenue in Port Byron was fatal on Thursday night. Multiple agencies responded to the scene of the fire including the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department and Illinois State Police. Local 4 News was the only station at the scene. This is a developing story and we will provide more updates as we get them.

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Fruitland to host one-and-only 4th of July celebration in Muscatine County

The City of Fruitland is hosting a free 4th of July celebration this Saturday — the only celebration taking place in Muscatine County and the surrounding area for 2020. The event will include a parade and fireworks show. Organizers say there is no entry fee to participate in the parade. Floats, golf carts, police cars, fire and rescue vehicles, hot rods, veterans, businesses and “much more” will be in the parade — with the exception of animals. Parade lineup will begin 9 a.m. near Fruitland City Hall and the Fruitland Fire Department on Sand Run Road. The parade will begin 10 a.m. at the fire station, where the route will run for 1.5 miles, ending at the fire station. Candy will be thrown out to kids during the parade. Fireworks will begin at dusk. More information about Fruitland’s 4th of July celebration, including directions and suggested areas to park, is available here.

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Weather to be near perfect for July 4 holiday weekend

Quad-City residents with plans for the July 4 holiday weekend will have weather many will consider perfect in which to celebrate the nation’s independence over the next three days.

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Two older adults transported to hospital with serious injuries after vehicle crash in Illinois

Illinois State Police responded to the scene of a two-unit personal injury traffic crash in Henderson County that sent two older adults to the hospital Thursday afternoon. The accident happened at approximately 12:17 p.m. on U.S. Route 34 and Carman Road. Preliminary indicates a 2006 Dodge Ram containing one passenger was traveling eastbound on U.S. 34 at 700 E. while a 2007 Mack truck tractor traveled directly behind it. The driver of the Dodge Ram made an improper turn in front of the Mack truck tractor, causing the Mack truck trailer to strike the rear end of the Dodge Ram. Police identified the driver of the Dodge Ram as 75-year-old Charles Gartin, of Russell Iowa. The passenger of the Dodge Ram was identified as 73-year-old Charlene Gartin, also of Russell. Both individuals were transported to a local area hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Mack truck tractor was identified as 45-year-old William Toops, of Kirkwood, Illinois. His condition is unknown. Charles Gartin was issued a citation for making an improper turn.

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Downtown Rock Island bars react to closing time changes

All Rock Island bars and restaurants must close at 2:00 A.M. for the next 30 days.

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Downtown Rock Island bars react to closing time changes

All Rock Island bars and restaurants must close at 2:00 A.M. for the next 30 days.

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Body Found in Mississippi

Body Found in Mississippi

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Princeton Shooting Update July 2

Princeton Shooting Update July 2