Arizona native, Madison Conner joined WQAD as a Multi-Media Journalist in February 2018. Madison graduated from Arizona State University (GO DEVILS) with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Recent Articles
  • Medics adding sensory bags to ambulances

    DAVENPORT, Iowa– MEDIC EMS in Davenport is seeing a need for a new tool on their rigs. Right now, they are testing out “sensory bags”. Bright yellow backpacks filled with toys, headphones, blankets and other comfort items for kids with autism. According to the Center of Disease Control, 1 in 59 kids in the United States have autism and for medics here in the Quad Cities that statistic meant they needed to be prepared to properly respond to all calls. […]

  • Want to find your caucus location? Click here

    Who do you want to see win the primaries and head to the general election? Caucus participants in Iowa have just a month to decide which candidate they want to support.

  • Pay It Forward recognizes innovative Davenport principal

    Starting as a teacher in 2004, Chrissy Willis puts her heart and soul into her work at Truman Elementary School in Davenport.

  • YOUR MONEY with Mark: U.S manufacturing is contracting

    When it comes to YOUR MONEY, we want to take it a step further. That’s why Mark Grywacheski appears on Good Morning Quad Cities every Monday to give us his analysis of the latest business, economic, and financial news. For over a year, the US manufacturing industry has been going through some challenging times – most notably, the US-China trade dispute. The manufacturing industry reached a 14-year-high around August 2018, but since then, the growth of the industry has been […]

  • Pay it Forward recognizes woman in charge of new meals on wheels program

    DAVENPORT, Iowa– Sometimes meals can be hard to come by. “We’ve all gone through some sort of struggle in our life you never know when it’s going to be you,” said Yolanda Jefferson. Yolanda is the sole owner of BlckPearl Catering. Recently she also officially started running a little side hustle serving meals on wheels in the Quad Cities. “She just feeds people, she don’t care what budget you have she’s just gonna work with you and do all she […]

  • Tools for Teachers helps out one teachers “classroom family”

    After being gifted $200 for school supplies, this teacher gave a fun assignment to her kids to help them decide what to spend that money on...

  • Pay it Forward awards 30 years of dedication

    CLINTON, Iowa– Special Athletes of Clinton County wouldn’t be where they are without John Christiansen. “John just exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism in our community,” said Cheryl McCulloh. McCulloh has been working with John through United Way since the beginning. Christiansen has been mentoring special athletes on and off the court for the last 30 years. “He’s there for them. He takes texts and phone calls from them all overs of the day and night,” said McCulloh. Building unique relationships […]

  • Pay it Forward recognizes woman who is dedicated to helping veterans

    MOLINE, Illinois– Quilts of Valor has been in place here in the Quad Cities since 2003. “Well the group decided that I would be a good leader for them,” said Terry Austin.¬†Austin has been leading the pack since 2012. “All of the veterans that she serves, she’s accumulated sixty volunteers that hand make personal Quilts of Valor,” said Clayton Peterson. Austin puts her heart and soul into the project, funding materials completely out of her own pocket. Hand delivering quilts […]

  • Rock Island County residents invited to speak out on proposed tax hike

    Let your voice be heard as Rock Island County considers increasing property taxes. Tonight at 5 p.m. the public is invited to a 'Truth in Taxation' hearing to comment on the proposed tax increase.

  • Tools for Teachers: Andalusia teacher gets confidence boost in teaching skills

    "There's been a lot of hours put in after school, a lot of hours over the summer, where we are trying to figure out... the best way to teach is."

  • Local shopowner turns self care into life motto

    Splash, a beauty and wellness shop in Moline, reminds us all to practice self-care and give back to ourselves.

  • Local country artist lands big gig

    MUSCATINE, Iowa– A typical jam session for Monica Austin and her band at Kavanaugh’s in Rock Island always leads to the same question. “Everywhere that I’ve played, everyone that I’ve met they ask you ‘What do you want to do?'” said Monica. Ever since she started singing she knew the answer. She just didn’t know how far it would take her. “I want to be an artist like the artists I grew up watching those songwriters, the strong female vocalists […]

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