Collin Schopp

WVIK News Intern

I'm currently a Senior at Augustana College, working on  majors in Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication and Communication Studies. In addition to interning at the station, I also work for the Augustana Observer, the college's official student newspaper, as a writer for the Arts and Entertainment section.

This is my second school year working with WVIK, and I'm excited to write, report, interview sources, and produce more stories.

Once out of school, I want to pursue a career in radio broadcast.

Illinois State Police

State troopers in Illinois are redoubling efforts to teach drivers to move over for everyone's safety. So far this year, 17 state police cars have been hit and 3 troopers killed. 

John Deere Classic

A self-taught, late-bloomer is set to compete against PGA tour regulars in the John Deere Classic.

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Our stretch of the Mississippi is one of America's most endangered rivers.  Collin Schopp reports.

City of Moline

Tuesday, April 16th, Moline welcomes a new city administrator. 

Illinois Supreme Court

The Ninth Judicial District in western Illinois is looking for a new judge. 

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 Vivian the Black Swan is preening in a kiddie pool, as a birdhouse full of budgies erupts with tweets and screeches nearby. Despite the noise, Vivian seems like she's enjoying herself. It's the warmest it's been all year and the Niabi Zoo, her home, opens for the season in just a few short days.

Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University has entirely replaced their Board of Trustees mid-term. Collin Schopp reports.

Quad Cities River Bandits

The weather is just about right for baseball again, and River Bandits will open their new season in the Midwest League on Thursday, April 3rd. Unfortunately, they won't play in Davenport, as the Mississippi River continues to surround Modern Woodmen Park.

One Human Family, QCA

It may sometimes be hard to spot, but local residents are standing up to hate in the Quad Cities. For the second year, One Human Family is hosting a symposium, this year's theme is Responding to the Many Faces of Hate.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa

Iowa's annual moratorium on utility disconnections during the winter ends April 1st. Under the law, Iowa residents who qualify for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program are protected from having their natural gas or electric service shut off from November to April.