Lacy Scarmana

Lacy Scarmana moved to the Quad Cities in February of 2016 to become Morning Edition Producer and Digital Curator at WVIK.
 
She began her radio career as a student at Indiana University, where she worked as a reporter and producer for NPR member station WFIU. She produced the weekly public affairs program "Noon Edition." 
 
Shortly after graduating from IU with a BA in Journalism, Lacy moved to Chicago to intern for WBEZ's daily news talk show "The Morning Shift." She produced segments, maintained the program's web and social media presence and perioidically directed the live show.

St. Ambrose University is introducing a program to accommodate a growing trend in sports. The university in Davenport recently announced the addition of e-sports to its varsity line-up.

It's a project more than 17 years in the making. On Monday, a ground-breaking ceremony signaled the next chapter for the new I-74 bridge between Bettendorf and Moline.

Plans for a new Interstate 74 bridge have been in the works for over a decade. And Monday, the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for the bridge that will connect Bettendorf and Moline. 

Chris Kennedy announced on Wednesday he will run for Illinois governor in 2018 in what's shaping up to be a crowded race for Democrats vying to take on Republican Governor Bruce Rauner. 

Quad Cities residents gathered at Augustana College over the weekend for a community celebration and musical tribute to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivered a speech to a crowd of more than 3,000 people along the banks of the Mississippi River in Hampton, Ill. on Labor Day.

The top four Democrats on the ballot this November in the Quad Cities area are women, and they all appeared on stage together on Labor Day at the Salute To Labor Picnic in Hampton, Illinois. 

The Historical Museum of Iowa is in Des Moines, but will hit the road next spring in a new RV to tour the state. The exhibit will be called "Iowa History 101."

Susan Kloewer, the Historical Museum's administrator, says there are a lot of things people don't know about where they came from. 

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner visited the East Moline Correctional Center today to promote two bills. They'd provide funding for education and government operations — including the state's prisons — despite the lack of a state budget.

Rauner calls the spring legislative session a "stunning failure." The General Assembly adjourned on Tuesday without passing a budget for the second year in a row. Now the governor is touring the state, calling on residents to pressure Democratic lawmakers to pass two stopgap measures that would pay for schools and government services.

Earnings for Deere and Company fell in the second quarter, but less than predicted.  Friday it reported net income of 495 million dollars for the quarter ending April 30, or $1.56 per share - 10 cents higher than analysts had predicted. 

Low-income high school students enrolled in college courses can now qualify for federally funded Pell Grants.

This week, the Department of Education announced an experiment involving 44 U.S. colleges — including Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg.