Natalie Spahn, of DeKalb IL., is a senior at Augustana College. She is double majoring in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communications and French. She also works for the Augustana Observer as the managing editor.
A reporter from Sweden who covered the U.S. for over two decades will visit the Quad Cities this week. Karin Henriksson will participate in a panel discussion on Saturday at Augustana College, "News from America: Reporting on the United States in Sweden."
One statewide candidate is ready to roll up her sleeves and start working as soon as the election is over. Republican Darlene Senger is a former state representative now running for Illinois Comptroller.
Hundreds of excited kids released balloons for the groundbreaking of the new Mark Twain Elementary School in Bettendorf. This morning, students, faculty, contractors, and even "Tinker" the therapy dog celebrated the official start of construction.