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    Construction on the Chicago to Moline railroad begins

    The construction on the passenger rail route connecting Chicago and Moline has begun. The Illinois Department of Transportation said construction began Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Aurora at the BNSF Railway’s Eola Yard. Crews began what will be $23 million in improvements. The State of Illinois made an agreement with the Iowa Interstate Railroad earlier in 2014 to start making the signal system for the railway and decide on track and tie improvements. After this is complete, IDOT can then […]

  • ‘Empty Bowls’ event helps feed the hungry

    For its fifth year, a local school district showcased art and helped the hungry. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 was Moline-Coal Valley Schools’ annual Fight Hunger with Empty Bowls project. The event, held at the Moline High School Cafeteria, was to benefit the 2014 Student Hunger Drive. Members of the community gathered to sample soup, bread and other food items, all using bowls made by students, faculty, and others in the community. “The Empty Bowls is an event where we can […]

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    Chicago man to Obama: ‘Don’t touch my girlfriend’

    Even the President of the United States has to deal with jealous boyfriends.

  • Breaking Bad Jesse Pinkman action figure, photo shared on Ebay

    Toys R Us puts ‘Breaking Bad’ figures on ‘sabbatical’

    "Breaking Bad's" drug-dealing chemistry teacher Walter White will have to stop making the sale at Toys R Us.

  • Moana

    Disney to introduce new heroine, ‘Moana’

    Get ready for another addition to the line of Disney heroines: Moana, an ocean adventurer.

  • Halloween

    Halloween events & attractions in the QC

    Alpha, IL - Country Corner Farm Market and Pumpkin Patch offers a corn maze, pumpkins, and special events during October. Open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday. For information call 309-629-2359 or visit their website. Alpha, IL – Flashlight Maze and Zombie Paintball Train at the Country Corner Farm Market includes paintball activity, 8 acre corn maze, and bonfires. Friday and Saturday nights through October from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Click […]

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    Photos: Even more wildlife in the QC

    Wildlife can be seen in many places in the Quad Cities. From geese on the Mississippi River to white tailed deer and everything in between. Click here for information on Iowa’s wildlife. Click here for information on wildlife in Illinois. See more photos of Quad City wildlife — click here.

  • Tattoo from Sacred Transformations

    Photos: Show your ink

    A tattoo shop in Chicago called Sacred Transformations helps people rewrite past experiences by changing their old marks, scars, or tattoos into something to be proud of. The shop works as a nonprofit organization and their work is free. Share photos of your tattoos!

  • Video: Dinosaurs come to life in the QC

    Families had the opportunity to travel back in time to meet some prehistoric creatures.

  • She was surprised! Photo shared by Becky Armstrong

    Photos: Your pets’ silliest faces

    They may be trying to be silly, perhaps they’re just tired, or maybe they’re mocking us.  Whatever they’re doing, it makes for a great photo! Share your photos of your pet’s silliest face and we’ll add it to our gallery. Got pet pics that aren’t so silly? Share your photos in our QC pets gallery — click here.

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    Poll: More people prefer a male boss

    In the 1950s, Americans were asked, "If you were taking a new job and had your choice of a boss, would you prefer to work for a man or a woman?"

  • SouthPark Mall lets kids trick-or-treat early

    Kids had a chance to trick-or-treat early this Halloween, and they didn’t have to brave the chilly temps.


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