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Past articles by Nina:

Annual memorial brings awareness to homelessness on winter solstice

The memorial named all those who died in the last year from homelessness during the longest night of the year. → Read More

Quad Cities nonprofit helps Ukrainian refugees settle into new Dewitt home

The young Iowa Nice organization out of Dewitt helps refugee families secure housing, jobs and education. → Read More

Floreciente pairs with Moline Police Department for end-of-the-year celebration

The neighborhood organization's co-chair, Susana Aguilar, said the event is all about bringing communities together. → Read More

North Scott YMCA previews new facility before Monday opening

The 44,00 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility has been in the works since 2014 and opens on Dec. 5. → Read More

Eldridge city clerk fired after alleged misuse of city funds

In a special city council meeting Tuesday, Eldridge officials revealed an alleged misuse of a city credit card by now-former city clerk Denise Benson. → Read More

LGBTQ+, immigrant business owners getting councils in Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

The business council is adding two new groups, including LGBTQ+ and immigrant and refugee business owners. → Read More

City of Moline votes down resolution addressing SAFE-T Act

The resolution, which aimed to address "major issues" of the act, came down to tied vote before being denied. → Read More

East Moline approves license plate reader cameras for safety, investigations

The city approved a $60,000 two-year contract for the equipment Monday night. → Read More

Old I-74 bridge demolition contractor's plan doesn't include implosion

The demolition contractor, Helm Group, plans on dismantling the bridge rather than imploding it. → Read More

Bettendorf Middle School implements new welcoming program for sixth graders

The school is implementing a new program that aims to make its newest students feel more welcome. → Read More

Rock Island County State's Attorney's Office works through thousands of backlogged cases

Despite rises in violent crime and the increasing trial length, Rock Island justice officials are working to clear the thousands of backlogged cases in the county. → Read More

Erie, Illinois honors village's 150th birthday with Saturday celebration

Over 400 out-of-town visitors are expected to attend the weekend celebration. → Read More

Employee retention becomes the hot topic between businesses at QC Chamber meeting

Local companies say that the pandemic created new requirements for potential employees. → Read More

Moline family's ceiling collapses due to faulty construction; owners encourage checks for houses built in the '70s

A moline family was enjoying a normal Sunday on August 7 when their ceiling collapsed, to what they say is faulty construction that was common in the '70s. → Read More

Illinois State Rep. Swanson hosts resource fair for elderly and veterans

The fair in Aledo aims to get more veterans and elderly people connected with the health resources in their local areas. → Read More

Muscatine Community School District to continue giving free supplies to students

This is the fourth year the school district is distributing free school supplies to students. → Read More

Increasing ingredient costs weigh on Muscatine County Fair vendors

Many vendors say they've had to increase their menu prices to keep up with increasing ingredient costs. → Read More

Genesis hosts mock trauma drill event to court health care industry hopefuls

Students learned about trauma work through a mock trauma drill on Wednesday morning. → Read More

Illinois and Iowa gun stores react to Indiana mall shooting, differing 'stand your ground' laws

In the wake of the Indiana mall shooting where a bystander stopped the gunman, we look at the difference in stand-your-ground laws in Illinois and Iowa. → Read More

'She has no mug shot', Alleged drunk driver that killed Cecilia Nache arrives in-person for status hearing

The court ordered 34-year-old Brittany Griswold to arrive in person for this status meeting. → Read More