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
  • Synthetic marijuana products

    Bettendorf man charged with selling, supplying fake pot labeled as “potpourri”

    A Bettendorf man will be arraigned in federal court in Chicago next week, accused of making fake pot laced with chemicals from China that lead to a teen's death.

  • Surveillance camera captures repurposed truck and tools stolen (photo from Scott Randolph)

    Quad City man using Facebook to try and track truck, tool thieves

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – A Quad City man is asking for help on Facebook to try and track thieves who stole his truck and work tools, thieves who were so determined they switched out the vehicle’s dead battery to make their getaway. “They broke in, hot-wired it, put in a new battery, and threw in some fuel,” said Scott Randolph, of Rock Island. His truck, a re-purposed Fed Ex truck which had been painted white, was filled with tools and […]

  • Mom says son's money stolen by cop (WQAD photo)

    Mom says ‘dirty’ cop stole dead son’s money after heroin overdose

    A Rock Falls police detective accused of theft and misconduct allegedly took more than $1,700 found on a man who overdosed on heroin in a case she was investigating.

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    Couple charged with starving 7-year old out of jail

    ELDRIDGE, Iowa – An Eldridge, Iowa mom accused of starving her son has bonded out of jail, and the boy’s biological father says the child belongs with him. Valarie Clark, 29, and Jacob Brasmer, 24, are both charged with felony child endangerment.  Brasmer is Clark’s boyfriend. The two are accused of failing to properly feed and provide medical care for the now 7-year old boy for the past three years. A Scott County judge adjusted their previous $25,000 cash bond […]

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    Quad City lawmaker playing video games during education funding debate

    The head of the Rock Island County Republican Party is speaking out about a video showing a Democratic lawmaker playing video games during a major debate on higher education.

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    Moline’s Highland Park Bowl, Fargo Lounge shuttered

    Generations have bowled and partied at Highland Park Bowl in Moline, but the sign on the door now says closed.

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    Under-aged girl calls out coach’s sexting as “weird” and “illegal”

    Police say complaints from two parents lead to an investigation into a Quad City coach and former baseball standout sexting underage girls.

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    Family wants charges against man who ran stop sign and killed Abingdon mother of two

    ABINGDON, Illinois – A Knox County family is appealing to police and  prosecutors to get tougher on a man who ran a stop sign and killed a 40-year old woman on her way home from work. Liz Dechow was a loving wife, mother of two, a  daughter, and a nurse.  On January 4th, 2016, a man named Ron Pashcal  ran his truck  through a stop sign onto Route 41. He crashed into Dechow’s car, pushing the vehicle into an oncoming […]

  • Felica Howard

    Woman says she faked cancer for years to support heroin habit

    A Quad City woman, who admits she pretended to have cancer to bilk an elderly man out of $133,000, says most of the money went to support her heroin and crack cocaine habit.

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    Access to medical cannabis still slow going in the Quad Cities

    Patients in the Quad Cities area who want medical marijuana prescriptions are still having a tough time finding doctors who write them.

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    Rock Island mom of accused killer says her heart breaks for victim’s mom

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois- The mother of a Rock Island teenager accused  of murder tonight says her heart breaks for the mother of the young man who was shot to death. “I think that drugs, guns, and violence are taking over our community and right now, I’m going to stand by my son because that’s what a mother does. But, I am so deeply saddened for the mother who lost her child. I just couldn’t imagine”, said Nikki Carr, the mother […]

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    17-year old wanted for murder headed back to Rock Island County

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois-A 17-year old  captured in Ohio on murder charges is headed back to Rock Island County to appear in court Wednesday. Kire Carr of Rock Island was arrested in Columbus last Thursday, and will be extradited to the Quad Cities for a 1pm court hearing. Carr is accused of killing 15-year old Jescie Armstrong, who was shot in the head. Rock Island County States Attorney John McGehee says Carr will be charged with first degree murder and will […]


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