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Ryan's wrap-up: Boom search, 10 Q-C things, Bix course and 'Star Wars'
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Ryan's wrap-up: Boom search, 10 Q-C things, Bix course and 'Star Wars'

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A daily look at what did well on the web while you were working ... and what's on tap for the evening.

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Thomas Geyer and Brian Wellner broke the story of a search and arrest at a Davenport alderman's home Wednesday, and that news still leads our list today. Scott County Sheriff’s investigators served a search warrant Wednesday at the home of Davenport 3rd Ward Alderman Bill Boom and arrested one person in connection with an ongoing methamphetamine conspiracy investigation. Boom was not in Davenport at the time of the search. Gage Allen Wenthe appeared briefly today in Scott County District Court via closed-circuit TV. 

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Because of the popularity of 50 things that say Quad-Cities earlier this year, Rick Rector has been putting together regular updates adding 10 more things to the lore. Today's edition tops the chart. Also, don't miss historic photos of the Royal American riverfront shows.

#SneakPeeks

#CubsCoronation 👑

Today would have been the 110th birthday of the biggest Cubs fan I've ever known, my great uncle Virgil. "Unckie" would listen to every game on the radio even after WGN-TV became ubiquitous. Tonight, the undefeated Cubs travel to Arizona to face another team that made big moves in the offseason, but so far has been unable to match the hot start.

#ICYMI

#ontap

sports calendar

Amanda Hancock offers her picks for the weekend. Or pick your own using our calendar. But how can you go wrong with beer, bacon and John Denver?

In sports, the Bulls travel to Miami and the Blackhawks face my Blues in St. Louis. The White Sox are finishing their series in Oakland right now.

#qcweather

Do you miss snow? Sure you do. Well, you're in luck, because some might "mix in" with the showers developing overnight.

#qctraffic

It's not fun on the freeway. Morning, noon or night, Interstate 74 has something for you: gridlock. Share your stories on Twitter using the hashtag #qctraffic.

#Smile

The new "Star Wars" trailer is here. Classic stormtroopers! AT-AT's! The Emperor's Royal Guard! Mon Mothma! Another Death Star?! (This one's actually the original. And it's kind of essential to this story. But still.) R.I.P. Admiral Ackbar.

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And if you've ever golfed -- and I have, really poorly, many times -- you can take comfort in knowing that even the champions seven-putt on occasion.

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