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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
  • 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. […]

  • Henry County voter reacts to Hastert allegations: “Oh, no. Not my guy”

    Former Quad Cities-area constituents of ex-Congressman Dennis Hastert say they still have trouble believing the allegations surrounding the man for whom they voted. Henry County was the westernmost border of the 14th Congressional District from 2002 to 2012. The map was later re-drawn, and Henry County was included in the 17th Congressional District. Sue DeDecker says she voted for Hastert more than once, before he resigned in 2007. “I remember him, I liked him, I still like him. I really […]

  • Man who set huge fire in The District will stay in state mental health facility

    A Rock Island man will remain at a state mental health facility for setting a huge fire in the city's entertainment district.

  • 40-year sentence for murder of local tattoo artist

    A Rock Island man is headed to prison for forty years in connection with the murder of a local tattoo artist who was shot to death and robbed in 2013.

  • Mom of murdered teen lobbies for empty chair for dead son

    The mother of a murdered teenager is trying to get a seat for her dead son at his high school graduation.

  • Tim McVay in court

    Tim McVay trial starting earlier to accommodate witness’ schedule

    Testimony will start one week earlier than expected in the trial of Timothy McVay, who is accused of killing is former girlfriend, Carrie Olson.

  • Walmart - Turnersville, New Jersey

    City leaders’ opinions on reality of Rock Island Walmart are polar opposites

    A Rock Island alderman says he is not convinced a Walmart is going to be built in the city, but says he was told some kind of decision by the company could be made in August.

  • Rock Island ordered to pay more than $370,000 in legal fees over Jumers Crossing

    The city of Rock Island is pulling the plug on a controversial and costly project on Big Island. The city agreed in executive session on Monday not to appeal the case, just hours after a judge ordered the city to pay all legal bills in the ongoing court battle. Judge Lori Lefstein ruled Rock Island should pay more than $173,000 in legal fees racked up by opponents fighting the city against Jumers Crossing development. One of the attorneys working on […]

  • Kristin Holzman

    Woman who faked cancer on $100 per month payment plan

    An Illinois woman who faked cancer for profit was court-ordered to begin a monthly payment plan to repay her victims. But it will be a slow process.

  • Veterans home repair company comes under fire

    A Quad City based home repair company is coming under fire, accused by some customers of not living up to its promises. The Silvis-based company touts its use of veterans. Called U.S.¬† Vets Home Improvement Company, it’s motto on their flyer states, “You trusted us with your country, you can trust us with your home.” “I wanted to help veterans. I’m an American and I thought it was a good cause because to put these vets to work is what […]

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