Local 4 News update: May 1

QC river levels, Mayors swearing in, JA Golf Classic, Luminaria Day

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Stories we're following at Local 4 News:


Heavy rains over the weekend in the Quad Cities has lead to some area flooding. Davenport last measured the river level at just over 14 feet - it's expected to reach 15 feet by tomorrow. The city closed South Concord Street between River Drive and Utah, and is expecting to close portions of the bike path and LeClaire Park sometime today.


Rock Island Mayor-elect Mike Thoms will be sworn into office today. He campaigned on a pro-business platform and on growing the local economy. His swearing in, along with other elected aldermen, starts at 6:45 p.m. in the council chambers. Briana Collier spoke with Thoms about his plans for the city. 


Newly elected officials in East Moline will also take the oath of office. That includes Mayor-elect Reggie Freeman who will succeed John Thodos.

Tomorrow, Alderwoman Stephanie Acri will be sworn in as Moline's new mayor. She beat out Scott Raes in last month's election.


Junior Achievement is hosting its annual Golf Classic at two areas golf courses today: Crow Valley Golf Club and Davenport Country Club. The event is expected to raise more $60,000 dollars for JA programs. More than 1.2 M students have benefited from Junior Achievement in the QCA.


The Discovery Shop in Bettendorf will hold its annual Spring Garden event - selling items for your home and garden, also clothes and accessories. It runs from 10 a.m. until 5 this afternoon. The shop is owned and operated by the American Cancer Society. All proceeds go to cancer research.


Local 4 News is hosting an event tomorrow that can help fund the fight against cancer. We're teaming up with the American Cancer Society to host the area's first ever Luminaria Day to support the Relay for Life. Stop by Quad City Botanical Center in Rock Island tomorrow to decorate a luminaria bag in honor of someone who had or is fighting cancer. It runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A $10 donation gets your bag in place to glow around the track at Bettendorf High School during the Relay for Life on May 13th. James Sears and Ashe Simpson will be out there after the morning show - so be sure to stop by and say "hi."


ICYMI: Sherri Kotula with Quad Cities Jazzercise showed the Local 4 News This Morning team some easy exercises you can do at home for national Fitness Month. Watch here.  


For the latest QC weather conditions, click here.  

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