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Past articles by Jesyka:

Pay it Forward: iCan Shine Bike Camp

For many people, riding a bike is a skill we learn at an early age but for some people with disabilities riding a bike may be an experience they didn’t think would happen. → Read More

YOUR MONEY with Mark: U.S. Trade Dispute with China

Every Monday on Good Morning Quad Cities, investment adviser Mark Grywacheski joins us live on the air to talk about a range of financial issues and topics. On May 28, Mark discussed the U. → Read More

Pay it Forward: Giving animals a new leash on life

Last year, Martin helped foster and re-home more than 50 pets. → Read More

Aledo moms spend their day making other moms smile ahead of Mother’s Day

If you forgot about Mother's Day, here's your heads up! Mother's Day is this weekend Sunday, May 11. Most moms have their own ways and plans to celebrate the special day and a handful of women in Aledo are spending it by making other moms happy and feel appreciated on Mother's Day. → Read More

Pay it Forward: Ms. J’s Giveaways

A Rock Island teacher is making sure students are never empty handed. Rashanda Johnson is giving back to kids in need throughout the Rock Island, Milan school district during her Ms. J’s Giveaways. Johnson, better known as “Ms. → Read More

Pay it Forward: Gardening Club

Elementary school students in Bettendorf are learning how to grow their own food. They get expert advice from Jim and Bonnie Smith who know a thing or two about gardening. → Read More

Pay it Forward: Retiring to Volunteer

Usually when people decide to retire that means they slow things down a bit but not for Shirley Schwarz → Read More

How Davenport Police are handling the increase of shots fired calls and juvenile crime

On Thursday, April 12, 2018 Davenport Police Chief, Paul Sikorski joined WQAD on Good Morning Quad Cities for our Breakfast With… segment. He sat down with Jesyka Dereta at Tommy’s Café in Davenport to talk about the recent increase in shots fired calls and juvenile crime in the city. → Read More

Groundbreaking ceremony for new mental health and substance abuse hospital

Plans for a new mental health facility are about to become reality. Crews will break ground on the new Eagle View Behavioral Health facility in Bettendorf on April 12, 2018. The new facility will be located at 770 Tanglefoot lane in Bettendorf – located east of Interstate 74. → Read More

International campaign to help sexual assault survivors launches in QC

I believe you. These three little words can make all the difference to a survivor of sexual abuse or assault. April is sexual assault awareness month and the first Wednesday of the month, April 4th, is Start by Believing day - an international campaign to change the way we respond to sexual abuse. → Read More

Pay it Forward: Grocery shopping for a friend

Getting around without a car isn't always easy. For Terri Winger she know's the struggle first hand but thanks to her friend, Shirley VanHook, running errands gets a little easier even without transportation. The two have been friends for over 20 years. → Read More

John Deere Road construction closes I-74 ramp starting March 12

The I-74 ramp heading north to eastbound John Deere Rd. will close due to construction starting today. → Read More

New dinosaur exhibit stomps into the QCCA Expo Center

All-New Interactive Dinosaur and Dragon Exhibit Roars into Rock Island this weekend. Discover the Dinosaurs is in town at the QCCA Expo Center from March 10 to 11. → Read More

Pay it Forward: Nourish to Flourish

One in five children don’t know where their next meal will come from. To close that gap, Kim DeBlock and a team of volunteers started Nourish to Flourish to make sure no child goes hungry. → Read More

Quad City leaders hold Poverty Summit

Opportunities Quad Cities, local leaders and organizations are creating opportunities for individuals and families to escape poverty. Leaders will hold a Poverty Summit on Tuesday, March 6, from 8 a.m to Noon at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady St. in Davenport. → Read More

Pay it Forward: Protecting Earth’s landfills and oceans

The average American creates about 4.3 pounds of trash per day. That totals about 447307.5 million pounds of trash in America per year. By digging through piles of trash, Karen Neder is looking to change how much trash goes into the landfills and oceans. → Read More

Quad City Steamwheelers return for season

The countdown to kick off is on as the Quad City Steamwheelers return to the Tax Slayer Center in Moline this weekend. The team’s first open is Sunday at 2 p.m against the Chicago Marauders. → Read More

Valentine’s Day Proposal

Valentine's Day is a big day for many people to say 'I love you' to their significant others, parents, children and friends. For one Davenport couple, they have even more to celebrate this Valentine's Day. → Read More

Davenport Superintendent: ‘I knew the consequences but someone had to stand up and do it’

Davenport schools’ superintendent, Dr. Art Tate, is still unsure if he will have a job in education come June. Dr. Tate is being investigated by the Iowa State Board of Education for illegally dipping into the district’s reserve funds to help pay for unequal funding in schools. → Read More

World’s TOUGHEST Rodeo returns to the QC

Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo National Tour returns to the TaxSlayer Center, Moline on January 26 & 27, 2018. The pre-show is from 6–7 p.m and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. → Read More