Chris Minor

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

  • Depression, suicide in QC teens at a “crisis” level

    Posted on: 4:32 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 05:06pm, April 16, 2014

    Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon for a young Davenport West High School student who friends say took her own...
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  • Friends say 14-year-old killed herself over bullying

    Posted on: 3:45 pm, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 10:45am, April 15, 2014

    After a bullied and harassed Davenport teen killed herself, some are calling on the Quad City community to launch a dialogue on the topic of teen suicide.
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  • NFL player, ex-Hawkeye offers extra “bounty” for razor blade playground culprit

    Posted on: 4:52 pm, March 26, 2014, by , updated on: 09:32am, March 27, 2014

    Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde is offering a $1,000 "bounty" to help find whomever glued a dozen razor blades to playground equipment in East Moline.
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  • Parents of toddler cut by razor blades in park say culprit “sick” and “psychotic”

    Posted on: 5:03 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    The Illinois toddler cut in a playground booby-trapped with straight-edged razors glued to monkey bars and slides says it felt like someone "cracked open" his finger.
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  • Woman who faked cancer “one step closer to prison”

    Posted on: 4:23 pm, March 21, 2014, by , updated on: 04:45pm, March 21, 2014

    A woman, who made money by collecting donations while she faked having cancer, remains free even though the court denied her request to have her prison sentence thrown out.
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  • Juvenile killers sentenced to life allowed re-sentencing

    Posted on: 5:16 pm, March 20, 2014, by , updated on: 09:43pm, March 20, 2014

    A Quad City mother is angry over the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling calling for the re-sentencing of inmates now in...
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  • Third Sheley trial on track for May

    Posted on: 3:52 pm, March 19, 2014, by , updated on: 08:45am, March 20, 2014

    The trial of accused spree killer Nicholas Sheley is on track for May in Rock Island County.
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  • Report: Union bosses urge crossing party lines to try to defeat Rauner

    Posted on: 5:30 pm, March 18, 2014, by , updated on: 06:17pm, March 18, 2014

    Rock Island election officials say there's no doubt some people will cast a primary election vote meant only to defeat the Republican frontrunner.
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  • Poison center in jeopardy in Illinois

    Posted on: 3:30 pm, March 17, 2014, by , updated on: 10:42am, March 18, 2014

    Hospitals in the Quad Cities and around Illinois are urging lawmakers to save the state's poison hotline that has been around since 1953.
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  • Bars prepping to see lots o’green from St. Pat’s partiers

    Posted on: 4:22 pm, March 14, 2014, by , updated on: 08:26pm, March 14, 2014

    After a brutal winter and slow sales, Quad City bar and restaurant owners are looking forward to a lift from...
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  • Boy needs rabies shots, police appeal to dog owner

    Posted on: 4:46 pm, March 13, 2014, by , updated on: 06:20pm, March 13, 2014

    Bettendorf police are making another appeal for the owner of a dog who bit a boy to come forward, so...
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  • Family of missing Rock Island man hoping for the best

    Posted on: 3:13 pm, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 10:41am, March 12, 2014

    His family says Alberto Alvarez would not just pick up and leave without notifying them about where he was going.
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