Barb Ickes, Quad-City Times

Barb Ickes

Quad-City Times

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Recent:
  • Quad-City Times
Past:
  • The Pantagraph
  • Globe Gazette

Recent articles by Barb:

Let there be light: Bettendorf will control lights on I-74 bridge arches

The Iowa-bound span opened to two-way traffic late last year, and its LED lighting so far has only been tested. The Illinois-bound span, which is to open in December, is → Read More

Moline neighborhoods active, inactive and somewhere in the middle

It is both a neighborhood sign and a sign of the times. → Read More

The I-74 bridge in the Quad-Cities is nearly done. It will finish up $74.5 million over bid.

The new twin spans of the I-74 bridge are being delivered more than a year late and $74 million over bid. → Read More

Mr. Thanksgiving announces plans for 51st community dinner

Another Quad-City-area Thanksgiving dinner will be a drive-through event. → Read More

'A little Napa in the Midwest': A vineyard has been quietly growing in northwest Illinois

Seven years after the vines were planted, a new winery is about to be uncorked in the Quad-Cities. → Read More

Deere to judge: Keep Davenport injunction in place

In the legal back-and-forth over a temporary injunction against picketing UAW members, an attorney for Deere & Co. now is asking the judge who issued the order to keep it → Read More

Deere union retiree: 'The young guys didn't know what a soup kitchen is'

Even though he retired from John Deere 25 years ago, Morrie Unterschiedt couldn't stay away from the picket line. → Read More

Watch now: Striking UAW workers picket outside Deere plants

Striking UAW workers are picketing outside of several John Deere properties in the Quad-Cities. → Read More

Watch now: Striking Deere workers picket outside plants

More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday. Keep up with the latest here. → Read More

Davenport gets closer to flood plan; citizens don't want a floodwall

In public-input meetings on Davenport's flood-fighting plans, a majority of citizens said they do not want the city to build a floodwall on the riverfront. → Read More

Davenport gets closer to flood plan; citizens don't want a flood wall

In public-input meetings on Davenport's flood-fighting plans, a majority of citizens said they do not want the city to build a flood wall on the riverfront. → Read More

Credit Island has a dead-tree problem

The grass says late fall, but the trees say dead of winter. → Read More

Moline mother charged with her son's murder is out on bond

The Moline woman charged in the death of her disabled son is out of jail on bond. → Read More

Former Moline police captain to stand trial in February

The trial for a retired Moline police captain who is charged with four gun-related felonies is to begin in February — nearly two-and-a-half years after his arrest. → Read More

No one arrested, yet, in Davenport parking ramp shootings

The city has installed dozens of new cameras near where 80 shell casings were recovered in June. → Read More

Iowa Supreme Court hears arguments in Stanley Liggins case

The high court justices heard arguments Thursday morning related to testimony of witnesses in the 1990 murder and sexual assault of Jennifer Ann Lewis, who was 9 years old when → Read More

The lakes at West Lake Park are taking on water again

The beach is still dry, but other parts of the restored lakes at West Lake Park are taking on water. → Read More

The lakes at West Lake Park are taking on water again

The beach is still dry, but other parts of the restored lakes at West Lake Park are taking on water. → Read More

A historic week for the I-74 bridge

With the final beam set, completion is on track for the end of the year. → Read More

Derecho 2020 viewpoint: When luck and loss rode tandem

Never heard of the D-word until Aug. 10, 2020. → Read More