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Saturday, June 6th, 2020

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Illinois averages just over 1,100 daily cases for the week

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 975 new cases and 72 deaths due to COVID-19 on Saturday. The average for daily new cases for the week is 1,139, which is a drop of about 500 from last week’s average. There are now 126,890 total positive cases in Illinois and 5,864 total deaths related to COVID-19. In the past 24-hours, 21,155 tests were performed for 1,022,074 overall. The preliminary seven-day positivity percentage rate is 5.5%. The Rock Island County Health Department reported eight new cases bringing the total number in the county to 739. With the exception of Tuesday, Rock Island County hasn’t had any other days over 10 in the past two weeks. The daily average for the two weeks was 5.3%. The new cases are: A boy younger than 10 who is isolating at homeA woman in her 30s who is isolating at home     A woman in her 30s who is isolating at home     A woman in her 30s who is isolating at home     A woman in her 40s who is isolating at homeA woman in her 40s who is isolating at home      A woman in her 50s who is isolating at home     A woman in her 50s who is isolating at home   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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Illinois announces 975 new cases, 72 additional deaths due to COVID-19

The total number of new daily cases is under 1,000 for the fourth time in six days

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Davenport elderly home residents see extra love through parade

Residents and families saw a special show of love and support on Friday afternoon at The Ivy at Davenport.

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Rock Island Library Wants Your Quarantine Recipes

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Psychiatric hospital to open in Bettendorf

It's been five years since Memphis-based Strategic Behavioral Health announced its intent to build a psychiatric hospital in the Iowa Quad-Cities, and on June 17, the now-complete facility in Bettendorf will begin accepting patients.

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Spaced out slots, betting on table tennis. Welcome to Iowa Quad-Cities casinos in the COVID-19 era

Tauna Thomas is finally settling into her new job.

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THIS WEEK: Protests

Rock Island NAACP wants to work with police for change

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Turning grief into change, movement targets racial injustice

Formal and impromptu memorials to Floyd over the last several days have stretched from Minneapolis to Paris, Rome and Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Former Iowa football players speak out on 'racial disparities' within program; Kirk Ferentz responds

Former Iowa football players took to Twitter Friday to share stories of racial disparities within the Iowa football program.

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Smaller communities hosting Black Lives Matter protests

Less than 1% of the population of Maquoketa is black, but hundreds of residents show up downtown to protest for Black Lives Matter.

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5 things to know about Tropical Storm Cristobal

5 things to know about Tropical Storm Cristobal

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THIS WEEK: The epidemic of hunger

COVID-19 has emptied the shelves at pantries as some families face hunger for the first time

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Goodell Admits NFL Was Wrong on How It Handled Players' Protests

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Rock Falls man facing murder charges in connection with fatal fire in Sterling

A Rock Falls man arrested in connection with a fatal fire in Sterling is now facing murder charges.

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Sterling fire victim’s family speaks out

A family is speaking out after an arrest in connection with a deadly fire in Sterling. Steven Coleman is now charged with felony arson with bail set at $1,000,000 and is in the Whiteside County Jail. More charges are pending. The fire started at the Western Apartment Complex on West 3rd street. 49-year-old Carrie Hose, 8-year-old Shyla Walker, and 13-year-old Celina Serrano lost their lives in the fire. Shawn Walker, the father of Shyla Walker, says that his daughter’s death was senseless. “My nephew Eric, and my son Shawn Jr, had to watch their cousins and sisters…burn and scream for help,” Walker said. “And now they gotta live with that.” Though it hurts him every day to not see her, walker says that Shyla will live on in his heart. “I’m not religious, I’m an atheist everybody knows that. But with everything going on, I might have to find something,” Walker said. “It’s my daughter. That’s my higher power.” Friends and family we spoke with say they hope that Coleman serves a life sentence. “How the guy can just smile about it while they’re taking him to jail like he’s funny and cute?” Christin Van Pelt, a family friend said. “Like it’s not funny and cute to take a little life that had so much that she still needed to do.” “What they’re charging him right now with is just arson..They need to charge him more than that, ” Kenneth Green, Carrie Hose’s cousin said.

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Quad City Tropical Storm???

The remnants of Cristobal could catch up with the QC early next week bringing heavy rain!

Quad-City Times 'History in the making': Peaceful demonstration for racial justice draws more than 100 to Moline Quad-City Times

'History in the making': Peaceful demonstration for racial justice draws more than 100 to Moline

“No justice; No peace.”

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QC store credits community support for success

A local gourmet popcorn and sweets store in Rock Island is steadily getting back into the swing of things after being one of the many businesses hit hard by COVID-19.

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Sterling fire: Mother and grandmother remember youngest victim

Families are mourning after a fire in Sterling claimed the lives of three people. TV6 spoke with the mother and grandmother of the youngest victim.

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Four arrested after fight involving stabbings in Davenport

Local 4 was the only crew on the scene and first brought you the story of a fight involving a stabbing Thursday night in Davenport. Now four men face charges in that altercation. The four men are: Simon Reyna, Jr., 41, of Davenport, was charged with participating in a riot, possession of a controlled substance, and going armed with intent.Nathan Tyson Jorgenson, 43, of Davenport, was charged with participating in a riot, assault causing serious injury, assault causing bodily injury, and going armed with intent.Aaron Dennis Lundquist, 50, of Colona, Iowa, was charged with participating in a riot.Michael Vernon Brasmer, 44, of Davenport, was charged with participating in a riot. According to the Davenport Police, all four men originally got into an argument at Jimmie O’s Saloon at 2735 Telegraph Road. Later, they encountered each other again near the intersection of South Clark Street and Hobson Street. Lundquist and Brasmer were walking when Reyna and Jorgenson stopped their vehicle and confronted them. Reyna was armed with a bat and struck one of the victims in the abdomen. Jorgenson had a knife and stabbed both Lundquist and Brasmer in their backs. Lundquist and Brasmer both needed medical attention for the cuts, with one needing staples and the other surgery. Reyna also admitted a bag containing 1.5 grams of marijuana that was found in his vehicle was his. All four men were booked in to the Scott County Jail and were eventually released on bail.

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Three vehicle accident in Bettendorf leaves two cars badly damaged

Two cars are badly damaged after a three vehicle accident in Bettendorf. Local Four News was first on the scene. It happened just after 4:00 pm at the intersection of Spruce Hills Drive and Utica Ridge Road. Local Four spoke with one man at the scene who was holding an ice pack. He said one of the other cars hit his. There is no word on any injuries or the cause of the accident.

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Multiple vehicle accident in Rock Island sends one man to hospital

One man is in the hospital after a three vehicle accident in Rock Island just under the Centennial Bridge around 1:30 pm. Local Four News was the only station at the scene. Two cars suffered significant damage. It happened at 1st Avenue and 16th Street. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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2 Iowa woman arrested for stealing horseback riding equipment from non-profit therapeutic center

Two Iowa women were arrested in connection to a burglary in Whiteside Country where $10k worth of horseback riding equipment was stolen from a non-profit.

Quad-City Times Concrete supplier sues Lunda, builder of I-74 bridge in the Quad-Cities Quad-City Times

Concrete supplier sues Lunda, builder of I-74 bridge in the Quad-Cities

A major supplier of concrete for the new Interstate 74 bridge has filed a lawsuit against the bridge builder, alleging failure to pay for concrete, labor and services.

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Three vehicles crash in Bettendorf

Emergency crews were seen responding to an accident involving three vehicles on Utica Ridge and Spruce Hills Drive in Bettendorf around 4:30 p.m. BREAKING: A 3 vehicle accident at Utica Ridge and Spruce Hills Drive in Bettendorf @Local4NewsWHBF pic.twitter.com/HcRaLdaP2s— Ryan Risky (@rriskyyy) June 5, 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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Arrests made in theft from Whiteside County horse therapy center

Two woman are in jail after being arrested in connection with stolen horse tack at the White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center (WHOA) located at the Whiteside County Fairgrounds. On June 1, the Morrison Police Department investigated a reported burglary to the horse barns at the fairgrounds. An undisclosed amount of horse tack that belonged to WHOA was stolen. After an investigation by the Morrison Police Department and the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from a volunteer at WHOA, they were able to make two arrests in the case. On June 4, Krista P. Godat, 45, of Clinton, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, burglary, and theft. On June 5, Jolene L. Decker, 55, of Camanche, was arrested and charged with burglary and theft. Both Godat and Decker were taken to the Whiteside County Jail. The investigation is still ongoing and other charges are possible. The Clinton Police Department and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office also assisted in the investigation.

OurQuadCities.com Organizers and neighbors of the peaceful protests focus on next steps for positive change OurQuadCities.com

Organizers and neighbors of the peaceful protests focus on next steps for positive change

Thursday more than a thousand people gathered at Vander Veer Park. People from all different backgrounds listened as speakers called for unity and change. Organizers of the protest say they are proud that everything ended peacefully. Antonio Wells, one of the organizers says the ultimate highlight was when the Davenport Mayor, Scott County’s Sheriff, along with the Davenport and Bettendorf Police Chiefs knelled and prayed in solidarity with the crowd. Local 4 News spoke to neighbors in one Davenport community about their thoughts on moving forward. Cedric McDowell says. “One of the main resolutions would be just empathy. For people who aren’t black or subject to this type of oppression no matter what walk of life you’re from. You should be able to empathize with people who are in that predicament .” Willie McNeal, former Davenport Police officer says, “I feel like they can do a better job of selecting their police officers when it comes to the physiological. Particularly when it comes to relating to people of other colors. You just come down in the hood to work, and never come down here to have a friend.” Quad Cities Interfaith is also forming a coalition around social justice in an effort to bring peace between police, and the African American community.

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Hundreds gather for Black Lives Matter movement in Davenport

Hundreds peacefully gathered at Vander Veer Park in Davenport as part of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

OurQuadCities.com Camp Abe Lincoln days away from summer camp re-opening OurQuadCities.com

Camp Abe Lincoln days away from summer camp re-opening

Kids that have been anxiously awaiting summer camp won’t have to do so much longer. That’s because Camp Abe Lincoln in Blue Grass, Iowa is opening up for summer camp Monday. Resident camps have been cancelled, but healthy and safety precautions are being taking for their day camps. Staff are wearing masks and sanitizing surfaces in between each use. Kids will get their temperatures taken every day. “We try not to intermix groups so that we can ensure when we do those intakes and take temperatures and we know what’s going on with the kids,” said Frank Klipsch, Scott County Family Y executive director. “They will be spread out. Lunch will look very different because we’ll have fewer kids in smaller groups.” The summer camp is also offering financial assistance for families. Information on how to get help can be found here.

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Rock Island County Health Department reports 6 new cases of COVID-19

The Rock Island County Health Department reports six new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total number to 731 who have tested positive for the coronavirus. Currently, four patients are hospitalized. The number of deaths stands at 28.

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Q-C foundation awards $400,000; housing seen as looming need

With state moratoriums lifted on residential evictions for nonpayment of rent, the Salvation Army expects a 30-40 increase in need among all social service agencies dealing with housing needs over the summer.

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FBI casting wide net in search for missing Miss. teen with autism, bipolar disorder

A missing teenager from Mississippi has not been seen in one week, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is widening its search area as agents continue looking for him.

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State of Illinois announces 1,156 new cases of COVID-19; 59 additional deaths

The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced 1,156 new cases of COVID-19 and 59 additional deaths in the state.

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MARX: Clyde Schoeck was a wonderful man who happened to run a billion-dollar fraternal financial company

Today's offering is about a man a community loved and admired.

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Lottery numbers for Friday, June 5, 2020

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Illinois has tested over 1 million for COVID-19

The Illinois Department of Public Health reported on Friday that 1,000,919 tests for COVID-19 have been performed in the state. That means about 1 in every 12 Illinoisans have been tested for the virus. There were 1,156 new cases announced for an overall total of 125,915 positive cases. 59 additional deaths were reported by the health department. This included the death reported on Thursday in Rock Island County. There have been 5,795 deaths overall related to COVID-19. The overall positivity rate for the state is 12.6% and 6.5% for the past 24-hours. The seven-day statewide positivity rate from May 29 through June 4 is 6%. Rock Island County reported six new cases on Friday, bringing the county’s total to 731. The new cases are: A man in his 70s who is isolating at homeA man in his 60s who is isolating at homeA man in his 40s who is isolating at homeA man in his 30s who is isolating at homeA woman in her 50s who is isolating at homeA woman in her 20s who is isolating at home There are currently four patients hospitalized in Rock Island 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.

Quad-City Times Quad-Cities cultural and humanities nonprofits receive grants to help offset COVID-19 impact Quad-City Times

Quad-Cities cultural and humanities nonprofits receive grants to help offset COVID-19 impact

Some 18 museums, centers, theaters and more in Scott, Muscatine and Clinton Counties were among more than 170 organizations to receive emergency relief grants from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Man arrested in connection to a break in and theft from the Qdoba restaurant in Moline

Matthew Williams, 33, of Davenport, was arrested on June 2 by the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department in connection with a break in and theft that occurred on May 21 from the Qdoba Mexican Eats restaurant just outside SouthPark Mall in Moline. According to police, Williams gained entry to the Qdoba Mexican Eats restaurant around 3am on May 21 and took a business safe. The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office found the safe later that day in the 14000 block of Coaltown Road in East Moline. Williams was charged by the Rock Island County State’s Attorney with burglary, a class 2 felony, and is being held at the Rock Island County jail on a $20,000 bond.

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Rock Island MetroLINK receives $9 million in CARES ACT

The Rock Island County Metropolitan Mass Transit District (MetroLINK) will receive a total of $8,845,043 in federal funding through CARES ACT, Congresswoman Cherry Bustos announced on Friday. “These federal dollars will help MetroLINK get through this public health crisis and support riders in Rock Island County.,” Bustos said in a press release. “I’m pleased to make this announcement today as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to work to invest in our communities.” The funding will be used to for operational expenses, bus purchases, facility maintenance, and communications equipment in order to respond to and recover from COVID-19

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Portion of South Concord closed in Davenport due to water being over the road

Drivers are being asked to take Rockingham Rd/Hwy 22 to Wapello to Railroad Ave to access the Compost Facility during the closure.

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Multiple vehicles accident in Rock Island

Police is responding to an accident involving at least three vehicles on 1st Avenue and 16th Street in Rock Island. BREAKING: A multiple vehicle accident on 1st Avenue and 16th street in Rock Island @Local4NewsWHBF pic.twitter.com/r3qLXtAaP3— Ryan Risky (@rriskyyy) June 5, 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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Rock Island County reports six additional cases of COVID-19

Health officials in Rock Island County have announced six additional cases of COVID-19, this brings the county total to 731.

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Curfews lifted in Quad Cities after 4 nights

The curfew in Scott County, Iowa as well as in Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Silvis and Rapids City, Illinois have been all been lifted.

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UN agency: Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal

The International Atomic Energy Agency reported the finding Friday in a confidential document distributed to member countries and seen by The Associated Press.

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Five Times the Iowa State Fair Has Been Canceled [LIST]

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Quad-City Times Davenport summer meals program begins Monday Quad-City Times

Davenport summer meals program begins Monday

The Davenport Community School District will continue to serve area students through its Summer Meal Program.

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Rock Island County lifts curfew; says they will reinstate it if necessary

The curfew has been lifted in both Scott County and in Rock Island County.

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Davenport Woman Wins $10,000 From Iowa Lottery

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Davenport Community School District will continue to serve meals to kids this summer

The district will serve area students through the Summer Meal Program for any child between the ages of 1 and 18. School officials say the children will receive a meal at no cost Monday - Thursday.

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Davenport Lifts Curfew Friday Night

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Scott County lifts curfew; Davenport officials say "we must stand together"

Scott County's curfew has been lifted according to Davenport city officials. This comes after Mayor Mike Matson and Chief of Police Paul Sikorski released a joint statement.

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All local curfews have been lifted

All the local area curfews, both in Iowa and Illinois, that were implemented earlier this week have been lifted. In a joint statement, Davenport Mayor Mike Matson and Davenport Police Chief Paul Sikorski announced the lifting of the curfew and thanked the citizens of Davenport for their actions to keep the city safe. We sincerely thank the citizens of Davenport for helping to deal with this challenges of this past week by abiding by the curfew put in place by Scott County. By staying home, you allowed our first responders to swiftly respond as needed to calls for service throughout our community. You were vigilant in locking your homes and cars. Our neighborhoods were illuminated with exterior lights. Because of the actions of our citizens, Davenport restored calm to our community followingthe unrest of Sunday night. Beginning tonight, Scott County will rescind the curfew for our county.Davenport Mayor Mike Matson and Davenport Police Chief Paul Sikorski The curfews in the Illinois communities of Moline, East Moline, Rock Island, Silvis, Milan, Rapids City, and Hampton have also all been rescinded.

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Davenport police investigating gunshots that damaged a 12th street home

Officers found spent cartridges near the damaged home.

OurQuadCities.com QC Disaster Recovery Fund announces $400K in awards, surpasses $1M in grants OurQuadCities.com

QC Disaster Recovery Fund announces $400K in awards, surpasses $1M in grants

More than $1 million has been granted by the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund to support eastern Iowa and western Illinois’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes an additional $400,000 announced this week to support non-profits in Rock Island County, Carroll County and Whiteside County. The $400,000 in funds were made available by the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund. The Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund was established by the United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations in collaboration with the Office of Governor J.B. Pritzker to help non-profits serving individuals, families and communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition has distributed dollars from that fund to organizations like the Quad Cities Community Foundation to proactively make grants to organizations. “We are deeply honored to have been trusted with getting these critical resources out the door and into the hands of nonprofits supporting basic human needs in northwestern Illinois,” said Sherry Ristau, president and CEO of the Quad Cities Community Foundation. “Over the past few months, we have gained a strong understanding of the most pressing needs of our region during the pandemic—and are humbled to provide this leadership in partnership with the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund.” In Rock Island County, 12 organizations have received a total of $245,000 in new or additional support from the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund: Alternatives for Older Adults, for direct support of seniors—$10,000Community Health Care, for curbside and off-site care and testing—$25,000Humility Homes and Services, Inc., for housing and shelter support—$30,000Project NOW Community Action Agency, for emergency assistance—$25,000River Bend Foodbank, for provision of food—$50,000The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities, for housing and shelter support—$30,000SAL Family and Community Services, for child care—$10,000Quad Cities Open Network – Supplemental Emergency Action Program, for emergency assistance—$15,000Transitions Mental Health, for mental health services—$20,000Two Rivers YMCA, for child care—$10,000World Relief of the Quad Cities, for bilingual outreach and support for immigrants and refugees—$10,000YWCA of the Quad Cities, for child care—$10,000 An additional $50,000 has been awarded in Carroll County, Illinois, in partnership with the Mount Carroll Community Foundation. Also, $105,000 has been awarded in Whiteside County, Illinois, in partnership with Fulton Association for Community Enrichment and Morrison Area Community Foundation. Each of these groups is a geographic affiliate of the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The Quad Cities Community Foundation is home to six geographic affiliates outside the immediate service area of Rock Island and Scott Counties. Because of the partnerships with these local community leaders in Carroll and Whiteside counties, the Quad Cities Community Foundation was able to grant additional dollars to these counties. “This pandemic is hitting communities large and small very hard, and we are so grateful to the local leadership of our geographic affiliates to work alongside us in identifying the greatest opportunities for impact in their counties,” said Kelly Thompson, vice president of grantmaking and community initiatives. “The Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund is helping local leaders to step up and support neighbors most in need of support right now. Illinois’ COVID-19 Response Fund, alongside the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund, will continue to do all it can with the generous donations entrusted to us.” The Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund continues to accept donations and is continuing to grant dollars out as they become available. Currently, every dollar donated is being matched with two dollars by Lynn and Dennis Quinn of Bettendorf. To give, visit www.QCCommunityFoundation.org.

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Davenport School District to provide meals during the summer

The Davenport Community School District will continue to serve meals through the Summer Meal Program. The meals will be available to any child between the ages of 1 to 18 at no cost and they will be handed out Monday through Thursday. Additional meals will be provided on Thursdays for the weekend. The Summer Meal Program begins Monday, June 8 and ends on Thursday, July 30. The meal sites are drive through to reduce contact and practice social distancing. Those picking up meals are asked to either open their trunk or leave an open seat for the meals to be placed. The meal site locations and time are as follows: 11am – 1pm (Monday – Thursday) Buffalo Elementary School – 1000 Jefferson Street, BuffaloSmart Intermediate – 1934 West 5th Street, DavenportSudlow Intermediate – 1414 East Locust Street, DavenportWilliams Intermediate – 3040 North Division Street, DavenportAchievement Service Center – 1702 Main Street, Davenport 11:30am – 1pm (Monday – Thursday) Progressive Baptist Church – 1302 East 12th Street, DavenportFairmount Library – 3000 North Fairmount Street, DavenportJefferson Elementary School – 1027 North Marquette Street The Davenport Community School District has provided 226,882 meals since schools closed in March 2020.

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Scammers threaten to shut off power unless you send money in Lee County, Iowa

Officials say callers are claiming to be with the Iowa Utilities Commission as well.

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Quad City Disaster Recovery Fund surpasses $1 million in grants

Another milestone has been hit for the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund and the Quad Cities Community Foundation is still accepting donations.

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Violent Protests in the QC

On Midwest Week, protests following the death of George Floyd lead to violence in the Quad Cities.

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How to travel safely during COVID-19

Social distancing is just a start when you’re traveling by air.

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Pritzker’s Executive Order Okays In-Person Summer School

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Work on I-74 to shut down portion of 6th Avenue; expected to last two weeks

Officials with the I-74 River Bridge project said this will be between 19th Street and 21st Street.

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Two streets closing in Moline for I-74 river bridge construction

Two streets around near the interstate will be closed for a week or more starting this weekend.

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City council approves speed limit change for some streets in Eldridge

The city council recently approved the speed limit change from 45 mph to 35 mph.

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GruBeez, Premier Pawn burglarized; police in Davenport investigating

Detectives are following up on the incident; anyone with information is asked to contact the police department or submit a tip via Crime Stoppers.

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4 Your Money | The Alphabet Soup of Recovery

We are now several months into this virus induced crisis and are seeing more and more economic data come in. James Nelson, Financial Advisor at NelsonCorp Wealth Management, joins us in the studio remotely to discuss what the data shows and where we go from here. 

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Rock Falls man charged with arson in connection to deadly Sterling fire

The fatal fire that previously didn't have a known cause now has a face attached to it.

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Scott County High Schools Hold Virtual Graduations

With help from a local television station, high schools in the Iowa Quad Cities will hold virtual graduation ceremonies this weekend. On Saturday, KWQC-tv will show one-hour programs produced for each of the six high schools.

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Rock Falls man charged with arson in connection to deadly Sterling fire

The fatal fire that previously didn't have a known cause now has a face attached to it.

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New Road Closures In Moline For I-74 Bridge

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Good Morning from WVIK News for Friday, June 5, 2020

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Rick's Six: Peaceful protest draws hundreds, man found dead near ambush identified, and great weekend forecast

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The Literature of Walking

This is Roald Tweet on Rock Island. While the Sixties were ripping and rending the social fabric of America, on Rock Island it was still 1954. We forgot to wind our clocks.

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Less Humidity This Weekend!

A cold front will arrive around midday today and behind it lower dewpoints will move in.

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Protests shift to memorializing Floyd amid push for change

Despite the shift in tone, protesters have shown no sign that they are going away and, if anything, are emboldened to stay on the streets to push for police reforms.

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Davenport protesters call for change to racial injustice in America

Hundreds of protesters gathered at Vander Veer Park in Davenport on Thursday.

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

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I-74 Bridge work requires road closures in Moline

Beginning Friday, June 5, and continuing for the next week, 19th Street in Moline will be closed between 7th and 12th Avenues from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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Davenport North's Cory Wachal coaching with heavy heart after losing father to COVID-19

Davenport North baseball coach Cory Wachal lost his father to COVID-19 in April. The decision to return to coaching this season was a difficult one.

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Storms knock out power in several QC areas, flash flood warning until 1:15 a.m.

MidAmerican Energy is reporting that 1,083 customers are without power in Colona, Illinois, after heavy thunderstorms moved through the area Thursday night.

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Officers kneel in solidarity with protesters in Davenport

The crowd alongside Scott County Sheriff, and Davenport and Bettendorf police chiefs, took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter protest at Vander Veer Park in Davenport on Thursday. Credit: Chris Rice on Facebook The protest attracted a crowd of more than a thousand people and was concluded peacefully. Hundreds lie down at Davenport protest. @Local4NewsWHBF pic.twitter.com/EvMyJtyf13— Ann Sterling (@AnnSterling) June 4, 2020 The #blacklivesmatter protest at Vander Veer Park in Davenport. pic.twitter.com/qnM9oUbH8Y— Local 4 WHBF (@Local4NewsWHBF) June 4, 2020

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Upcoming I-74 bridge construction road closures in Moline

New road closures have been announced for the City of Moline in relation to continued construction on the new I-74 bridge. During this time, contractors will be placing steel beams to construct the overpass bridges and retaining walls, as well as removing existing structures. Weather permitting, 19th Street will be closed between 7th Avenue and 12th Avenue at approximately 9 p.m. Friday, June 5 until 5 a.m. Saturday, June 6. This closure will impact the new eastbound I-74 detour route. Motorists exiting eastbound I-74 at 7th Avenue will continue to turn right at 7th Avenue but will then continue through the 19th Street intersection and turn left on 16th Street. 19th Street will be closed each night for approximately one week, weather permitting. Motorists are asked to follow this marked detour route during the closure: A second road closure is scheduled to take effect Monday, June 8. Weather permitting, 6th Avenue will be closed between 19th Street and 21st Street to facilitate work on I-74. The road will be closed for up to two weeks. Motorists are asked to follow this marked detour route during the closure: More information about construction on the new I-74 bridge is available here.

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Live: Severe weather coverage

Chief Meteorologist Andy McCray is live on Facebook with an update on severe weather conditions in the Quad Cities area.

OurQuadCities.com Rock Island-Milan School District feeding kids all summer OurQuadCities.com

Rock Island-Milan School District feeding kids all summer

All throughout the summer, staff at the Rock Island-Milan School District will be handing out meals for families in need. Pick up is every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. It will run until July 30. The meal kits will provide up to three days of breakfast and lunch for students. “One of the nice parts of being able to provide meals to our families is A., first of all seeing the kids, said Lance Clark, Frances Willard Elementary principal. “When kids are coming through with their parents or guardians, it’s really nice just to be able to say hi to them because you know obviously we lost 4th quarter from seeing them everyday and then just being able to provide for the families too.”

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Two people stabbed in Davenport, two suspects in custody

Two people were stabbed near the intersection of S. Clark Street and Hobson Avenue in Davenport on Thursday night. Local 4 News was the only crew at the scene. It happened around 8:30 PM. Two people are in police custody. There’s no word on the condition of the victims at this time.

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River Action kicks off ‘ride and seek’

River Action’s “Ride and Seek” event started on Thursday. The month long scavenger hunt replaces the normal ride by the river event. Organizers canceled it because it would attract to many people during the pandemic. Now participants get a face covering, a map, a list of clues and chalk to leave positive messages along the trail. “You don’t need to do the whole thing at once,” said program manager Noah Truesdell. “You can explore the whole riverfront if you want to. Its also an opportunity for families with small kids to do more of the river front than they probably would have done with ride the river because they can go out multiple times.” Managers are asking everyone to stay six feet away apart on the trails.

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St. Mark’s Anglican Church along with other organizations are reaching a big milestone on their food drive

Organizations in the Quad Cities teamed up to help families during the pandemic. The Tri-City Jewish Federation, Riverbend Food Bank, Silvis School District, Silvis Library and Saint Mark’s Anglican Church will be reaching a big milestone tomorrow. After giving out food for the past 10 weeks, on Friday they will have given out over 100,000 pounds of fresh produce for families in need. In the previous weeks cars have been lining up at Saint Mark’s parking lot starting at 9 a.m. to get some food. “Food reaches all people everyone has to eat doesn’t matter your race, creed or religion you pull into the parking lot no questions asked except for how much would you like and then we load you out that’s it,” said Father Jason Bowden. The food pantry will be on Friday at noon at Saint Mark’s Anglican Church in Silvis.

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Severe T’Storm Warning for the Quad Cities

Severe T’Storm Warnings continue for the Quad Cities late Thursday night. The latest warning goes for Scott County and lasts until 10:30 p.m. Hail up to 1″ in diameter is possible as well as winds up to 70 mph. The storms are moving East at about 35 mph. If you are hearing storm sirens in the Quad Cities, it’s because they go off for any t’storm that could produce winds of 70 mph or stronger.

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Fire in Moline destroys garage, damages home

A fire in Moline destroyed a garage and damaged a house early on Thursday morning. It broke out at a home on 34th St. Ct., Moline. Investigators say it looks like the fire, which also destroyed a car, started in the garage. Parts of the interior and exterior of the house were damaged. A garage next door also suffered damage from the fire. Nobody was injured.

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Muscatine is offering a second round of its forgivable loan program to business owners

Muscatine City Council is offering a second round of its forgivable loan program to business owners who either didn’t apply the first time or who didn’t qualify. The city offered the same help for business owners the first time in April. The Economic Assistance Program is for businesses affected by the pandemic. Businesses have to show they lost income from the crisis to get any relief. Rebekah Lynne Terry is the owner of Flipped Out Furniture in the heart of Downtown Muscatine. She opened her doors in November and said her business was hit hard because it usually picks up in the spring. “I personally missed out on the first round didn’t get my stuff in on time but I’m super excited that I have a second chance,” said Terry. “With being closed we missed kinda that window of spring is here and done with Christmas and all of that it was really hard it was a big hit.” The Economic Assistance for Muscatine Small Businesses Program will give business owners up to $2,500 if they qualify for the loan. Terry has already started working on her application and say the lost will help her a lot. “Help get caught up on bills with having to be closed for so long so it’s great,” said Terry. The deadline to submit an application is June 8.

OurQuadCities.com Black Lives Matter protest concludes peacefully with more than a thousand protesters OurQuadCities.com

Black Lives Matter protest concludes peacefully with more than a thousand protesters

High temperature (reaching as high as 90 Fahrenheit) didn’t discourage more than a thousand protesters who participated in the Black Lives Matter protest in Davenport on Thursday. The protest ended peacefully with the crowd kneeling down alongside Scott County Sheriff, and Davenport and Bettendorf police chiefs. Protesters kneel down in during the Black Lives Matter protest in Davenport on Thursday

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Rock Falls man arrested in connection with deadly Sterling fire

A Rock Falls man is now behind bars in connection with a fire that killed a woman and two children at an apartment complex early Monday morning in Sterling. Steven W. Coleman was arrested by Sterling Police at approximately 6:40 p.m. Thursday. The arrest was made at a rural Rock Falls address without incident. Coleman is being charged in Whiteside County for three counts of aggravated arson, each a Class X felony, and one count of residential arson, a Class 1 felony. Coleman was processed and transported to the Whiteside County Jail on the charges with a $1,000,000 bond. The incident is still under investigation, and additional charges are pending.

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Mother of 8-year-old Sterling fire victim asking community for support

The mother of an 8-year-old Davenport girl who died in a fire that happened early Monday morning in Sterling is asking the community for help with funeral expenses. According to Faith Walker, her daughter Shayla Walker died while trying to rescue her relatives, who were trapped inside the apartments at the time of the fire. “Although she saved her little brother, it wasn’t enough,” says Walker on the GoFundMe account she created after the incident. “She told him to stay put and rushed back in to try to save her cousin.” Walker says her daughter was the “smallest big-hearted hero” and is asking for donations so she can be “placed at rest after all her bravery.” As of Thursday evening, the GoFundMe account has raised over $2,800. Walker’s goal is to raise $8,500. Donations can also be made through Facebook.

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Rock Falls man arrested in connection with fatal fire in Sterling

Sterling police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal fire that claimed the lives of a woman and two children.

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Davenport libraries reopen June 8 for select services

Visitors will be limited in number and asked to follow contactless procedures to keep social distancing in the library.

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Need a coffee fix? Milltown Coffee offering free coffee for first responders, military, and healthcare workers all week

Local 4 News has shown you many stories of how the community has come together during these uncertain and difficult times. Milltown Coffee is the latest business to give back. All week long they are giving free coffee to those who are on the front lines protecting us everyday. “Just anything to do to help. We’re in a position where we can help so we’re doing any little thing we can,” says owner, Cameron Cartee. Milltown is offering free coffee all week long for those who are doing so much for those who are doing so much for the Quad Cities. Cartee says he understands the long hours that first responders are putting in, and he’s hoping the java will give them the energy to keep going. “Just hoping to brighten some days and put some smiles on some faces and give some people some free coffee,” he says. That’s exactly what he did for Whitney Hess, Physician Assistant at Genesis Hospital. She says kind acts like this from the community goes a long way. Hess says, “I think our clinics are really steady right now. We seen a decrease in COVID lab results which is really awesome, and protest wise everyone has been really accommodating and understanding.” She says she appreciates all the community is doing. “I work 12 hour shifts so to be able to come and get fancy coffee, where it’s made by someone who is always happy to see me, and they always thank me for all that I’ve done so it really brings my day up,” says Hess. The free coffee will be available until Sunday. Proceeds from regular sales this week will be donated to the NAACP, and the Black Lives Matter movement.