A Chicago native, Lauren Simone joined WQAD in January, 2016 as a Multi-Media Journalist.

She received her Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism from Loyola University Chicago and a minor degree in Spanish. While attending Loyola, Lauren spent a lot of her time reporting and producing for Loyola’s student-produced newscasts as well as interning for Chicago’s PBS affiliate. She was later hired as a producer’s assistant to help put together the Golden Apple Awards, for teacher’s excellence.

After college, Lauren tried her hand at radio news, interning with WVON 1690am—The Talk of Chicago.

Lauren is outright proud to call the Quad Cities home. She looks forward to learning new things about the community and plans to have a lot of fun doing it. Feel free to connect with her via email atlauren.simone@wqad.com, and be sure to check out her Facebook and Twitter pages.

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    Organization hosts lunch events to spread awareness for human trafficking

    In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Family Resources in Davenport have been meeting with community members and city leaders all month long about the issue.

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    Truck drives through power pole in Moline, crashes into nearby house

    Mid-American crews expect to be out most of the day repairing a broken power line pole after a tow truck drove through it and crashed into a near by house.

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    Scott County Sheriff’s Department appoints two new chief deputies

    SCOTT COUNTY, Iowa–  Scott County Sheriff Tim Lane appointed two officers to serve as chief deputies for the county’s jail and operations Monday, Jan. 17. The position is normally held by one person, but the Scott County Board of Supervisors approved the decision to make this a two person job to better manage the department. Officer Shawn Roth served the Davenport Police Department for 16 years. He’ll now serve as the Chief Deputy Major for operations such as investigations and […]

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    East Moline teachers may strike if deal isn’t reached by Friday

    Members of the East Moline Teachers Union will hold two more picketing sessions before meeting with the school board Friday, January 20, 2017.

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    Stephanie Acri holds first campaign event since election board hearing

    Moline Alderwoman at Large, Stephanie Acri is back in the race for mayor after the election board kicked both her and Bob Vogelbaugh off the spring ballot for not having their petition pages numbered at the bottom.

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    Moline Public Works crews get ready for pothole season

    As people across the Quad Cities continue to see a trend of freezing and thawing temperatures, Moline Public Works officials say crews are out almost every day looking for potholes to fill.

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    Davenport Parks and Recreation hosts first job fair

    DAVENPORT, Iowa– Davenport’s Parks and Recreation will host their first job fair Wednesday, January 11, 2017. The goal is to get the word out about various seasonal and part time positions within the department, which includes lifeguards, concession staff, summer camp and River’s Edge staff. Parks and Recreation Director Scott Hock says this is especially good for first time job seekers. “A lot of these are maybe first time jobs so a lot of what we’re doing… is helping people understand […]

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    Repairs to Davenport’s Rockingham Road expected to begin in spring

    Davenport City leaders plan to work through the final steps to start construction work on Rockingham Road during a council meeting Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

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    Scott County Board of Supervisors backs Davenport’s plans to bring in Sterilite Corporation

    DAVENPORT, Iowa– In a 4 to 1 vote the Scott County Board of Supervisors supported the city of Davenport’s plan to give Sterilite Corporation a $8 million tiff incentive to move to the Quad Cities. Supervisor Diane Holst, who did not support the project, raised a few questions during a Scott County Board meeting, Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Holst says she has no problem with the amount of tiff money the city is offering, she does however think the city […]

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    Sheriff Lane seeks to add two new chief deputy positions to the department

    DAVENPORT, Iowa– During a Scott County Board of Supervisor meeting Tuesday, January 10, 2017, newly elected Sheriff Tim Lane asked the board to review a plan to bring two new Chief Deputy positions to the department. The plan is to have the new officers oversee the operations of the jail and the operations divisions of the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. In order to do this, the board of supervisors needs to make adjustments to the department’s budget to include the […]

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    Amazon agrees to charge state sales tax to Iowans starting 2017

    Amazon lovers in Iowa are doing their last minute shopping before the year is out, that’s because the online retailer will start charging the state’s 6 percent sales tax starting January 1. Iowa law requires all retailers with a physical store presence to charge customers the sales tax and because Amazon is online, their customers are not charged the extra money. Although the state is not requiring Amazon to enforce the sales tax, the Iowa Department of Revenue says the state […]

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    2017 Bald Eagle Days celebrates 30 years in the Quad Cities

    The Bald Eagle Days expo kicked off its 30th year in the Quad Cities Friday, January 6, 2017.