John Marx, Quad-City Times

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Past articles by John:

MARX: Heartless political ads drive me bonkers

Nagy openly admitted that Trubisky's psyche isn't where the Bears need it to be, with the quarterback's mental tension contributing to happy feet and poor decisions. "His confidence isn't at an all-time high," Nagy said. "We're struggling right now. ... But how do you get that back? You get it back by practicing hard, by actually getting tighter. That's the message we've had is 'get tighter.'… → Read More

Five escape house fire Sunday in Davenport

A family of Five escaped injury Sunday at a house fire at 1423, Mississippi Ave., Davenport. → Read More

Marx: After five years, Colona native back on American soil with his children

In a five-year battle, retired Marine finally gets his children back home to the United States. → Read More

Marx: I missed Murder Hornets, right?

FILE - In this July 10, 1969, file photo, New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver, left, throws to Chicago Cubs batter Ron Santo, who flied out to center field during the eighth inning of a baseball game in New York. Seaver's bid for perfect game was spoiled in ninth inning, but the Mets won 4-0. Seaver, the galvanizing leader of the Miracle Mets 1969 championship team and a pitcher who personified the… → Read More

COVID-19 outbreak forces Cambridge schools to go to remote learning

A recent COVID-19 cluster among staff has Cambridge District 227 headed for remote learning. → Read More

MARX: Kara Snyder battles, waits for healthy kidney

Kara Snyder is feisty, scrappy, athletic, bright and articulate. → Read More

Bettendorf student working to raise funds in honor of late classmate Tyler Hurd

Bettendorf High School's Patrick Mooney, is working to honor his friend and fellow student, the late Tyler Hurd. → Read More

MARX: Apparently my neighbors spent their children's college funds on fireworks

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Charlie Daniels appears at the Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam in Nashville, Tenn. Daniels who had a hit with “Devil Went Down to Georgia” has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday due to a hemorrhagic stroke. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File) → Read More

The fascination that is fireworks is lost on me

Today's offering was initially earmarked for the city of Davenport and its scheduled fireworks show along its riverfront. → Read More

Saving one sole at a time: Handicapped Development Center employees get some support — in the shape of new shoes

The Handicapped Development Center issued a unique — and always appreciated — thank you to its staff on Friday. → Read More

MARX: The pile of rubble in Rock Island warmed my heart

It is 11:17 a.m. on a sun-kissed, mid-week morning in the heart of my favorite Quad-City. → Read More

Davenport's West end business owners frustrated by break-ins

They came, prepped with question after question, searching for answers to ease their minds and their fears. → Read More

Telegraph Road Kwik Shop shut down; employee tests positive for COVID-19

A Kwik Shop employee at the 2805 Telegraph Road, Davenport, location, has tested positive for the coronavirus. → Read More

UPDATED: Kewanee teen, 16 and woman, 21, killed in the boating accident at the steel dam

Two people were killed in a boating accident Sunday near the steel dam in Milan. → Read More

MARX: Clyde Schoeck was a wonderful man who happened to run a billion-dollar fraternal financial company

Today's offering is about a man a community loved and admired. → Read More

Message: Reach, relate, teach, encourage, lead

On a sun-drenched Monday — as the threat of a second night of violence clouded a troubled community — they paused. → Read More

Rock Island County to impose curfew tonight

Rock Island County leaders are putting together plans for a county-wide curfew beginning Monday night. → Read More

Backwater Gamblers lose ski season

The coronavirus has claimed another Quad-Cities staple. → Read More

Back to work and busy, Bettendorf hair salon is booked up

Carla Pope is a full-time oncology nurse, who for the past four-plus years, has owned Bettendorf's American Hair. → Read More

Blake Snell is a fool

× Help support our COVID-19 coverage We're providing access to COVID-19 articles for free. Please help support our work by subscribing or signing up for an account. Already a subscriber? Log in. * Doogie Howser would have found a cure by now. * Apparently everyone is a medical expert. * Blake Snell is fool. I respect his right to be one, but he is still a fool. * Let's be honest, it's not really… → Read More