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    Fire at Chicago’s John Hancock center injures five

    The John Hancock center in Chicago, Illinois caught fire Saturday, November 21, 2015. WGN reported that the fire broke out on the 50th floor and a top-to-bottom search of the building was conducted. Firefighters did not evacuate the building, though some people did evacuate anyway, according to the report. Five people reportedly suffered minor injuries in the blaze. Firefighters were told that the fire started in a bedroom.  Officials were not clear on what started the blaze. As of Saturday […]

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    Occupants and pets escape Bettendorf house fire

    Two people escaped a burning Bettendorf home along with their pets.

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    Professionals meet at Black Business Expo in Davenport

    Business and culture collided Saturday afternoon, November 21, 2015, at the first Black Business Expo. The Quad Cities Empowerment Network held the event at St. Ambrose University. Attendees were able to network and experts gave advice to business owners on how to grow their companies. “Just for people to leave here feeling like they got something out of it,” said community member Tracy White. “That’s all we really wanted to accomplish.” At the Expo there was also a youth “Shark […]

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    Friends of beloved Davenport man celebrate his life at benefit for family

    Family and friends gathered in memory of a Davenport man who passed away from a rare type of cancer. The Quad Cities remembers him as having a passion for racing.

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    Your Photos: Snow day play day

    The snowfall may be a pain for drivers, but for those who’ve got no place to go, let it snow! The snow fell overnight from Friday, November 20 into the morning of Saturday, November 21.  And with it being so heavy and wet, it made for a snow day play day.

  • A bookstore in Denver, Colorado named Isis Books & Gifts was vandalized when someone broke the sign out front.

    Denver bookstore named ‘Isis’ is vandalized

    Isis Books & Gifts in Denver has the misfortune of sharing its name with the terrorist group. Over the weekend, someone threw a brick through the sign outside the business. It's the fourth time in recent months someone has vandalized the bookstore.

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    Power outages: Where they are and when to expect a fix

    Update: By Sunday morning, November 22, 2015 the MidAmerican outage map confirmed that all outages in the Quad Cities area were repaired. Ameren Illinois reported that any Galesburg residents without power could expect to have their lights on by noon on Sunday. Original post: After a night of snowfall, some residents around the Quad Cities area were without power. Just before 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 21, 2015, MidAmerican Energy reported that 113 customers in the Illinois Quad Cities were […]

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    United Auto Workers union ratifies contract with Ford

    Nearly 150,000 autoworkers are getting a raise. The United Auto Workers union on Friday night said it had ratified a contract with Ford Motor.

  • I-74 westbound near Knoxville, IL blocked by semi and several cars. Traffic not moving around 930, 11-21-15. Photo shared by Sam James

    Reported semi crash blocks Interstate 74 traffic in Knox County

    A spokesperson from the Illinois State Police confirmed that there was a crash involving two semis on Interstate 74 near Knoxville, Illinois. The crash happened Saturday morning, November 21, 2015 and was reportedly in the westbound lanes. A News 8 viewer said westbound traffic was backing up more than a mile because of the crash.  Eastbound traffic was reportedly moving fine.  Sometime after 1 p.m., the viewer said that one lane was reopened to traffic. Click here to see traffic conditions around […]

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    Kentucky town shaken by killing of 7-year-old girl

    When parents couldn't find their seven-year-old daughter at a youth football game, the game stopped and everyone started searching. Her body was found 30 minutes later.

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    Missing Massachusetts toddler found beside road; ex-babysitter arrested

    If not for Anton Crosby, there's no telling what would have happened to the little girl who vanished from a Massachusetts home early Friday.

  • Hawkeyes football field cleared thanks to facilities crew.

    Amazing time lapse shows how the Hawkeyes field stayed clear of snow

    The Hawkeyes were determined to play their game against Purdue Saturday, November 21, 2015, despite the heavy snowfall.


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