Burlington repurposing one elementary school, restructuring middle schools - Tue, 18 Dec 2018
The district says its struggling with falling enrollment.
Rock Island approves property tax increase, nearly $2 million in business incentives - Tue, 18 Dec 2018
Totals at the gas pump will be higher with a tax increase.
Three wildfire cleanup workers fired over ‘reprehensible’ photos - Tue, 18 Dec 2018
Cal Fire, the state's forestry and fire protection agency, has said the cause of the Camp Fire is still under investigation.
Political News Headlines
Washington is now five days away from a partial government shutdown - Mon, 17 Dec 2018
Time is running out with just five days to go before funding expires for several key federal agencies.
China is temporarily cutting back tariffs on US auto imports - Fri, 14 Dec 2018
China imposed the additional tariffs on US cars in July as part of its retaliation in the trade war between the two countries.
Dixon City Council begins looking for fixes to looming public safety pension crisis - Fri, 14 Dec 2018
DIXON, Illinois — Dixon City Council held a special meeting Thursday on how to ward off an impending financial crisis in coming years as the city’s police and firefighter pension liabilities continue to grow. City Manager Danny Langloss presented a 16-page report analyzing the problem and presenting some potentially solutions at the city and state level. “In five years, Dixon`s expenses will exceed our revenues, and that`s a major problem,” Langloss said. “And that`s why we say that right now […]
WQAD Sportscast December 17th - Tue, 18 Dec 2018
The St. Ambrose Queen Bees bounce back to get a win. North Scott Lancers gearing up for a tough week of high school hoops. The Chicago Bears not letting up on the gas after winning the division. The Iowa Hawkeyes get ready for a tough SEC defense.
Bears Clinch The Division For The 1st Time In 8 Years - Mon, 17 Dec 2018
The Chicago Bears clinch the division for the 1st time in 8 years, and what made it even sweeter was, beating the Packers. Highlights, inside the locker room after the game, and sounds from players and coach Nagy.
Midwest Technical Institute Score Standouts - Sun, 16 Dec 2018
This Weeks Midwest Technical Institute Score Standouts are: Isaiah Rivera – Geneseo Cortaviaus Seales – North Scott Rylie Rucker – North Scott Keshawn Pegues – Davenport Central Deonte Billups – Moline
Food & Health News
‘Elf on the Shelf’ visits WQAD News 8: See what he’s up to all December long - Fri, 30 Nov 2018
WQAD News 8 is joining in a cherished Christmas tradition: "The Elf on the Shelf."
Best Christmas light displays around the Quad Cities - Mon, 17 Dec 2018
Holly Jolly Week began Monday, December 17 on Good Morning Quad Cities, and Monday, Eric, Angie, and I showed off our favorite holiday Christmas light displays around the Quad Cities.
Nickelback joins lineup for 2019 Mississippi Valley Fair - Wed, 12 Dec 2018
Nickelback has joined the main stage lineup for the 2019 Mississippi Valley Fair.