It was another year full of news in the Quad Cities and Local 4 WHBF was there to cover it all.

So here are the most popular stories on in 2022 as determined by you, our loyal website readers and Local 4 News and Fox 18 News viewers.

Thank you for tuning in all year in record numbers.

We look forward to you joining us even more in 2023.  

Top local news stories

Suspect left Home Depot with cart of tools she didn’t purchase, police allege
Restaurant owner reacts to new minimum wage in Illinois
QC plumbing business closes after 120 years
Iowa man faces felony drug charge following traffic stop in Illinois
Bettendorf family says goodbye to 18-year-old angel

Top weather stories

Snow totals: New Year’s storm blankets much of QCA
Heavy snow now falling in Quad Cities
Blizzard warning issued for parts of the QCA
Tracking our first Winter Storm of the season
How does the 2021/2022 winter season compare to past winters?

Top sports stories*

Top 10: Illinois high school football rankings
Rock Island’s Madison Keys upsets former champ in 1st round of Australian Open
Top 10: Iowa high school football rankings
Davenport Southeast advances to Little League World Series
Gervase sibling success story: Assumption High School to Division I and more
*Not including Hawkeye Headquarters stories. It has its own section below.

Top 4 The Record stories

Salvi expects ‘surprise’ win over Duckworth in Illinois Senate race
Changes for Iowa medical pot won’t likely lead to recreational
QC Chamber president: Amazon will change how QC sees itself
Illinois GOP governor hopeful claims public schools ‘pervert’ kids’ minds
Illinois GOP gubernatorial hopeful Richard Irvin doesn’t remember sending texts critical of Trump

Top movie reviews

Linda Cook review: ‘Father Stu’ is inspirational true story
Linda Cook review: ‘Last Seen Alive’ is average actioner
Linda Cook review: ‘The Bad Guys’ is really good
Linda Cook review: Find ‘Lost City’ for romantic adventure
Linda Cook review: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ soars with fun

Top arts & culture stories

Beck and Woods planning new movie theater in downtown Davenport
Beloved QC musician and disc jockey died last weekend
Clinton to host filming of new ‘Field of Dreams’ TV series
20-year-old QC dancer is in the finals on national FOX series
Chicago founder and songwriting whiz loving life after 55 years with band

Top Hawkeye Headquarters stories

Petras, Hawkeyes offense express frustration with performance: ‘We can’t keep doing this’
Undrafted Hawkeyes sign with NFL teams
Connor McCaffery on ejection: ‘He literally got ejected 2 games ago for punching somebody in the face and he’s saying I’m dirty?’
‘It was the best thing to do’: Kirk Ferentz explains benching Spencer Petras
Blake’s Take: Kirk Ferentz needs to update his definition of ‘success’


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