Bianca Reyes, WQAD

Bianca Reyes


Davenport, IA, United States

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Past articles by Bianca:

Local activists join forces to create civil rights group

"We F.I.G.H.T" was created to stand up for various marginalized groups like people of color and the LGBTQ community. → Read More

"He said he wished he could have run faster": Mother of son who witnessed Bettendorf fatal shooting speaks out

A man with a sharp-edged weapon was shot dead by police in a Bettendorf home after officers responded to a report that a child was being put in danger. → Read More

'It feels like one of the worst': Moderate drought declared in Quad Cities region affecting local farmers

"We’re pretty much past the point of no return on moisture," said sixth generation farmer Hans Schnekloth. → Read More

Several local Illinois counties enter "warning level" for COVID-19

On Friday August 29, The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 30 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for COVID-19. → Read More

New regulations in place for Davenport's first night of football

Face coverings were required when entering and exiting the bleachers, but not once fans were seated. → Read More

10 Davenport police officers, two civilians recognized for rescuing children from July house fire

Davenport Fire Chief Mike Carlsten recognized two citizens and nearly a dozen police officers at Wednesday's city council meeting. → Read More

Solar array in Silvis becomes a place honeybees can call home

One of the largest solar arrays in Rock Island County is now serving a dual purpose -- providing renewable energy and repopulating an endangered species. → Read More

Volunteers work long hours to clear storm damage, debris in Clinton County

Clinton County Emergency Management matched dozens of volunteers with nearly 50 homeowners who needed help clearing debris following the derecho storm. → Read More

Local businesses push through pandemic and outages to stay in business

After two employees tested positive for COVID-19, Pizza and Subs in Rock Island shut down for a week -- only to return hours before Monday's derecho hit. → Read More

Larry "The Flagman" Eckhardt laid to rest in Little York

Nearly 100 bikers rode through Little York to pay tribute to Larry "The Flagman" Eckhardt with one final ride. → Read More

13 year-old boy grows, sells home-grown produce in Davenport

It's a milestone only some accomplish in a lifetime, but 13-year-old Cory Carter can call himself a business owner before entering high school. → Read More

Friends and family of Bix Beiderbecke pay musical tribute on 89th anniversary of his passing

With the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling the 49th Bix Memorial Jazz Festival, some of Bix's biggest fans still paid tribute on the anniversary of his passing. → Read More

Davenport Civil Rights Commission hosts open forum on policing in Davenport

Dozens of people met in council chambers for the Davenport Civil Rights Commission's open discussion on police reform. → Read More

Iowa State Education Association pushes Gov. Reynolds to adopt full remote learning

With nearly three weeks until the first day of school, local teachers are petitioning to rescind Governor Reynolds' proclamation mandating in-person learning. → Read More

LeClaire residents protest against recent racist flyers distributed among neighborhoods

On Saturday, dozens of protestors gathered at City Hall to condone recent hate flyers anonymously distributed throughout town. → Read More

Women in politics condemn gender inequalities on Capitol Hill

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to the House floor Thursday to condone Florida GOP Rep. Ted Yoho, who allegedly confronted her on the House steps. → Read More

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture tours new solar farm in Wapello

A private investor is working with Clenera Renewable Energy in Boise, Idaho, to establish the 100 megawatt farm, which will power about 45,000 homes. → Read More

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture tours new solar farm in Wapello

A private investor is working with Clenera Renewable Energy in Boise, Idaho, to establish the 100 megawatt farm, which will power about 18,000 homes. → Read More

Local tutoring center sees increase in students ahead of this fall

The owner of Tutor Doctor in Bettendorf said more parents are reaching out for educational help ahead of the fall school year. → Read More

Finn's Grill offers "Pay Your Age" ice cream cones to help with nationwide coin shortage

Owner Joe Ende said after leaving the bank empty handed, he decided to hold a "Pay Your Age" ice cream promotion to replenish his business' supply of coins. → Read More