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.

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    More complaints against local contractor who promises help for veterans

    A Davenport woman says she wants her money back from a home repair contractor who touts helping veterans, and has been accused of bad business practices by customers in the past.

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    Iowa men, charged with shooting trumpeter swans, say they are target of threats

    Two Iowa men, charged with shooting trumpeter swans on the first day of duck hunting season, say they didn't do it; and that they are now getting threats over the incident.

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    Surge in cremations lead to new partnership in Rock Island

    A group of Quad City funeral home directors plan to build a new crematory in Rock Island to meet the soaring demand for cremation. Rafferty Funeral Home of Moline, along with partners Gibson-Bode of Port Byron, Halligan-McCabe in Davenport, and Van Hoe in East Moline will build a 24-hundred square foot crematory off 30th Street in Memorial Park Cemetery. The funeral homes joint venture estimates about 28 cremations per month at the new facility. The city has given approval for […]

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    Workers want personnel records retrieved from shuttered nursing home

    Some former workers and patients at a shuttered East Moline nursing home are questioning why their personnel and medical records were left behind at the abandoned site, and wondering why the state so far hasn’t helped retrieve them. “I need them bad, in order to get this fixed and prove that I worked day and night on these floors”, said former housekeeping employee Anissa Serazin. She has constant pain in her hands and wrists and is trying to find relief […]

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    East Moline mayor says abandoned nursing home looked like The Walking Dead

    A shuttered private East Moline nursing home is causing big headaches for the city and the mayor is questioning why taxpayers are stuck with the bill to solve the problem. Forest Hill abruptly closed its doors in November of 2013.  About 60 residents, many with terminal illness or Alzheimers, were shuttled to other facilities with little notice from owner Michael Lerner. Recently, after a pipe burst, the city was granted a court order to go inside the crumbling building and […]

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    Jail housing fee looked at in Rock Island County

    A proposal to make cities and counties pay to house inmates after they are arrested is a good try, but not the answer to Rock Island County’s financial woes. That, according to Milan City Administrator Steve Seiver, who says he understands the need to try and generate more money for the county,  but not when it shifts the burden from the county to municipalities. “Just as the State of Illinois is looking to balance some of its budget woes on […]

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    Rock Island man enters murder plea three hours into trial

    A Rock Island man is headed to prison for 20 years in connection with the murder of an 84-year old man.

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    Quad city area couple each charged with 22 counts of burglary

    Two people are under arrest and each charged with 22 counts of burglary for a rash of break-ins at storage units in LeClaire. Joshua DeWeerdt and Megan VanDyke are in the Scott County Jail. Police say they broke into the storage units in rural LeClaire, taking power tools, generators, antique weapons, and jewelry being housed there. “Some people use a storage shed for stuff they’re not using and maybe junk, but other people use them for sentimental items that mean […]

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    Quad City singer hurt in “bike rage” incident

    A Bettendorf bicyclist says she and her husband are victims of bike rage and is trying to find the woman she says ran her off the road. “I was run off the road by this woman who was angry, she was very aggressive in letting us know she wanted us out from in front of her car. She was laying on the horn, driving so close to us,” said Liz Treiber. Treiber and her  bike crashed on gravel on the […]

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    Quad City daycare owner pleads guilty to smacking 16-month old

    An East Moline woman who ran an in-home daycare has plead guilty to striking a one- year- child who she says wouldn’t stop crying. Roxanne Coulsen entered guilty pleas to three misdemeanor charges on Friday. Under the terms of the deal, Coulson will serve no jail time unless she gets in trouble with the law again. The little girl, named Lyla, now two, was hit so hard her face was severely bruised. Initially, Coulson told the little girl’s mother and […]

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    Body cam buying spree for smaller Quad City communities

    Some Quad City area police departments are investing in body cameras, but it’s the smaller forces who are on the buying spree. “I am all for it,” said Bluegrass Police Chief John Jensen. Jensen says he believes the cameras will protect his officers and the town from frivolous lawsuits. “It’s a lot easier when you can take these and download it onto a disc and show it to an attorney or county attorney and look right at it and say […]

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    Patrolmen on duty used to working solo in squads

    Like Starsky and Hutch and Crockett and Tubbs, the days of partners on patrol for Quad City police appear to be a thing of the past. Manpower and budget constraints have lead to almost all one-person squads. “You can’t afford it, it’s a money thing”, said Bluegrass Police Chief John Jensen. Backup for units in the rural areas or on the outskirts of the county can be a challenge sometimes. Police agencies all cooperate to take calls, but sometimes, the […]


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