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Chris Minor is an award-winning journalist who does her best to tell it like it is.

Covering the Quad Cities for more than 20 years, Chris was named Best Reporter by the Illinois Associated Press two years in a row, and has been honored with both Illinois and Iowa AP, and Edward R. Murrow awards.

Chris is a native of Park Ridge, Illinois where her family still lives.

When she's not breaking stories, she likes to spend time with her two nieces and twin nephews, play trivia, read memoirs and biographies, and hang out with her schnoodle named Clooney.

Recent Articles
  • Quad City NAACP calls for local police to wear body cameras

    The head of the Rock Island County NAACP is calling on local police chiefs to buy body cameras for their officers. Berlinda Tyler-Jamison is the President of the local chapter, and says she believes cameras are the answer to transparency in local police departments. “For the public, it certainly documents the encounters with the police officer. It also promotes public safety,” she said at a news conference in Rock Island on Thursday. “We are not anti-law enforcement. We are for […]

  • Former Aledo policeman accused of sex abuse says he’s innocent

    Former Aledo police officer Steven Bonynge says he is trying to move on with his life, and he maintains he is not guilty of sexually abusing a teenaged girl.

  • 9-year-old talks about luring attempt in Rock Falls

    Nine-year-old Michael Stern says he was walking with a friend, near a cornfield on the edge of his Rock Falls neighborhood, when a stranger offered them candy and then tried to grab them.

  • Police, volunteers search cornfields for missing Quad City man

    Davenport Police and volunteers have joined the family in the search for a missing mentally challenged man who walked away from his group home.

  • Medical marijuana dispensary under construction in Milan

    Construction on the Quad City area's first medical marijuana dispensary is underway.

  • Expert witnesses cost an extra $26,000 in McVay trial

    The cost of providing expert witnesses for the murder trial of Tim McVay will top $26,000 and the county plans to pay for it with money seized from drug dealers.

  • McVay verdict coming soon

    McVay was the only person on the witness list for the defense and chose not to testify.

  • Chunks of Buffalo Beach wiped out by heavy rains

    Conservation crews are restoring parts of Buffalo Beach after heavy rains washed out a portion of the popular summer hot spot. “It looked like a rapids”, said Dan Herr, a camper who witnessed the gully washer from his camp site along the Mississippi River. “It washed out all of the sand”, he said, pointing to large¬† chunks of the beach taken out by flood water. Crew started work on Friday to begin filling in the erosion. “It was one of […]

  • Dylan Binger before and after hit-and-run

    Man needs lip sewn back on after horrible hit-and-run

    Moline police are asking for help to try and find the driver in the hit and run of a local bicyclist.

  • How convict escaped from Fort Madison prison

    Prison officials said he did things that were supposed to be impossible as he made his way out of the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.

  • Tim McVay in court

    Prosecution rests in McVay trial

    After 11 days of testimony and 51 witnesses, the prosecution has rested its case in the murder trial of Tim McVay. “It was a long drawn out matter with a lot of witnesses and a lot of evidence, but we feel strong,” said Rock Island County States Attorney John McGehee after court on Thursday. McVay is accused of killing his former girlfriend Carrie Olson in 2013, and dumping her body in Hastings, Minnesota where it was found four months later. […]

  • Le Figaro is saying au revoir

    An iconic French restaurant in Rock Island is saying au revoir at the end of the month, marking an end of an era for upscale dining in the Quad Cities. Le Figaro has been on 2nd¬†Avenue for 33 years, but owner and head chef Rachid Bouchareb says he is retiring and closing the restaurant. “We’re closing. June 30th will be our last day,” said Chef Rachid. “I’ll be 65. It’s getting a little bit tiring.” But the end is bittersweet. […]


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