Zach Wilson

WVIK Amy Helpenstell Fellow

Zach Wilson, WVIK's 2019 Amy Helpenstell Foundation Fellow
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Zach Wilson is the 2019 Amy Helpenstell Fellow. You can hear him most weekdays on WVIK during All Things Considered and occasionally filling in on Morning Edition.

Prior to joining WVIK, he graduated with a degree in Mass Media from Illinois State University. While at school, he worked as the Morning Edition Producer for WGLT, Bloomington-Normal's Public Media. He also served as News Director at ISU's college radio station, WZND, after spending time as it's Assistant Music Director. For his work at WZND, Zach is currently nominated nationally by College Broadcasters, Inc. for "Best Feature News Reporting" and by the Illinois Broadcasters Association for "Best Long-Form News Programming" and "Best Feature News Reporting." 

Zach is a native of Libertyville, IL, a northern suburb of Chicago. He is a Chicago Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks fan, and enjoys playing guitar in his spare time.  

Jackson County Regional Health Center

The Jackson County Regional Health Center is investing in a new building. Tuesday afternoon, officials broke ground on a new hospital in Maquoketa.

Iowa Second District Congressman Dave Loebsack
Dave Loebsack

Iowa Congressman Dave Loesback has reintroduced legislation to establish a National Flood Center. The primary purpose of the center would be to research flood-related issues, including prevention.

Loebsack says the U.S. currently doesn't do any comprehensive flood research.

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

The final living Medal of Honor recipient of World War II was at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport on Thursday. Hershel "Woody" Williams promoted the establishment of a "Gold Star Families Memorial Monument" in the Quad Cities. "Gold Star" families are those that have experienced the loss of a relative while serving in our armed forces.

This week, the Quad Cities River Bandits announced solar panels have been placed on the roof of Modern Woodmen Park. It's the first municipally-owned building in Davenport that has a solar array on its rooftop. 

Davenport Public Library

Tonight, the Davenport City Council will consider hiring an architect to design renovations for the Main Library downtown. A master plan was completed in January, and now it's ready to move on to the "next phase" of the project.