Leon Lagerstam, Quad-City Times

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Past articles by Leon:

Meteorologist advises people to stay home

DAVENPORT — Stay off the roads if at all possible Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Philip advised Tuesday. → Read More

Carbon-monoxide alarm leads to evacuation of 650 6th- and 7th-graders at Glenview in East Moline

EAST MOLINE — About 650 sixth- and seventh-graders at Glenview Middle School were evacuated Friday as a precaution after a carbon-monoxide alarm sounded to alert school officials of a water-heater → Read More

Coldest night of the year reported in Moline

DAVENPORT — The lowest temperature ever recorded in Moline was set early Thursday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Gross. → Read More

This week's cold weather could cause future home problems

Roof collapses and severe leaking are the type of horror stories homeowners could face later, as ice thaws, according to local roofing contractors. → Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrated

ROCK ISLAND -- Veline Shukoru, 12, a Rock Island Academy student, still knows how important it is to study the life of Martin Luther King Jr., even after his 1968 → Read More

Silvis mayor wants to give discarded military valor medals a final resting place

SILVIS — Medal-deserving valor is priceless; that's how Silvis Mayor Matt Carter looks at it. → Read More

Nitrous oxide adds laughs to serious matter of birth

Laboring and delivering a baby is no laughing matter. → Read More

Caleb's miracle: 'Everything they said he couldn’t do, he is doing'

A Walnut, Ill., boy has proven to be a tough nut to crack. → Read More

EasMomentum rally includes mural unveiling

Male and female representatives of each military branch stand in front of an American flag under a heading of "In Honor of Those Who Served" in a vinyl graphic unveiled → Read More

River Bend updates food bank's successes

River Bend Foodbank is closer than ever before to ending hunger, president and CEO Mike Miller said Monday. → Read More

Local 371 goes on John Deere Road strike

MOLINE -- A labor strike has delayed John Deere Road work. → Read More

Sikh leader halts investigation into Uber incident

A Sikh religion center leader Friday announced his decision to halt an investigation into an alleged hate crime incident, citing an inadequate governmental law enforcement response. → Read More

Western Illinois dual-enrollment program caters to ag students

A $100,000 Moline Foundation gift will allow Western Illinois University-Quad-Cities to expand its dual-enrollment program to local students. → Read More

Black Hawk breaks ground on addition

Lots of dirt has been dug to remodel Black Hawk College's Building 1, but college leaders decided to bring in even more soil Thursday in which to plunge their shovels. → Read More

Franklin students have new home in former WIU building

MOLINE -- Second-grader Ali Coons can't wait to get back to school Monday. Her week off from classes at Moline's Franklin Elementary School due to a fire last Sunday was → Read More