Hannah Rodriguez is a Rock Island native and graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism. Before WQAD she interned at The Dispatch-Argus and The Seattle Times as a reporter. She’s a die hard Chicago Cubs fan and a lover of animals. Follow her on Twitter @HRodriguez15


Recent Articles
  • East Moline man charged with attempted murder for October shooting

    An East Moline man is being charged with attempted murder after a shooting in Davenport sent two people to the hospital back in October. 

  • Davenport West science teacher accused of recording naked women without consent

    BETTENDORF, Iowa– A Davenport West High School science teacher was arrested Friday for reportedly recording naked women without their prior consent. Clinton VanFossen, 58, was arrested at his Bettendorf home around noon Friday. A spokesman for Davenport Community Schools said VanFossen was placed on paid administrative leave earlier this week while the investigation continues. The Bettendorf Police Department received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) two weeks ago that said a teenage female was […]

  • Illinois high school debates changing controversial mascot

    The controversy has led to debates at school board meetings with one side arguing the mascot is offensive and outdated and the other calling it important representation and a key part of history. 

  • Iowa school district to replace MLK day with ‘make up snow day’

    "It sends a message that we don't value MLK day the way we value other federal holidays and maybe the community doesn't and if so, we need to have that conversation," one parent said.

  • Parking restrictions for declared snow emergencies

    Winter is coming! Blizzard conditions are expected as snow is set to start coming down heavily at noon Friday. For more, read Meteorologist Eric Sorensen’s forecast.  To check the weather anytime, click here. Blackhawk Township, Illinois — A snow emergency was declared starting at noon on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Blue Grass, Iowa — A winter weather emergency has been issued from 3 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday.  This means there will be no parking allowed on city streets; […]

  • Missing and Murdered in the Midwest Episode 8: Peggy Schroeder

    As Anna Schroeder, 17, pleads guilty to 2nd degree murder for the death of her mother, Peggy, let’s back up to the beginning of this case. The summer of 2017 and in the small community of Morrison, Illinois. 

  • Agribusiness Seminars offered for Illinois farmers

    MORRISON, Illinois– After farmers were hit with a difficult season in 2019, Illinois farmers can learn how to better plan and prepare for the upcoming crop planting season with Agribusiness Seminars. COUNTRY Financial, Illinois Farm Bureau and several other organizations are offering advice on topics from navigating the crop insurance claims process to the market outlook on grain prices for 2020 all across the state. Doug Yoder, the COUNTRY Financial Crop Agency Manager said these seminars helped several farmers throughout […]

  • Slippery roads affect QC traffic Wednesday morning

    Thanks to a mix of freezing rain, roads in the Quad Cities area were slick and slippery Wednesday morning. For your accurate forecast, click here.  For more traffic updates, click here. Traffic incidents throughout the morning: 9:20 a.m. A crash partially blocked the Northwest Boulevard (Davenport) ramp between Exit 290 on I-280 and US 6 Exit 292. 7:20 a.m. A vehicle was on its side near the milemarker 19 exit ramp on I-80 westbound. 7 a.m. A car slipped off the ramp near […]

  • I-80 reopened near West Branch, Iowa after morning closure

    WEST BRANCH, Iowa– UPDATE: Both lanes have since been reopened to traffic. ORIGINAL STORY: Several crashes caused by icy conditions closed both eastbound and westbound lanes on Interstate 80. I-80 is closed between Exit 254: Country Road X-30 and Exit 259: Country Road X-40, near West Branch, Iowa. Numerous crashes are being reported. Traffic along the I-80 Durant Exit to Cedar River Bridge is also delayed.

  • 65-year-old pedestrian killed crossing River Drive in Moline identified

    A 65-year-old man was hit and killed on River Drive while crossing the street in Moline.

  • Sterling man accused of setting pickup truck on fire on Christmas

    A Sterling man is being charged after police say they found a red pickup truck engulfed in flames on Christmas day.

  • School bus & car crash, both vehicles end in ditch in Geneseo

    Several children were standing outside of the bus after the crash happened. Stay with us as we get updates.

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