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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    Teen sentenced to 58 years in prison for killing another teen

    A 17-year-old from East Moline was sentenced to 60 years in prison for a murder in May. In real time, LaMaree Wilson will have to spend 58 years incarcerated for shooting to death 18-year old Zac Phillips of Colona. “He made the decision to kill, murder, take my son’s life, play God. He deserves 60 years,” said the mother of Phillips, Lyndsie McCoy. Before Judge Mike Meersman handed down the sentence, McCoy looked at Wilson and told him she plans […]

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    Aledo mom says military burn pits in Iraq killed her soldier son

    A local mom is pushing for more awareness, detection, and treatment for soldiers exposed to toxic burn pits that she believes poisoned her soldier son and caused his deadly cancer.

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    Prosecutors: Teen in deadly street racing crash going 110 mph on Kimberly Road

    A Rock Island teenager, accused in a deadly street racing crash that killed two people, was driving at speeds up to 110 miles per hour down a busy Davenport shopping corridor on a Sunday afternoon. The 17-year-old is being tried as a juvenile right now,  but Scott County prosecutors were in court on Tuesday, November 2, 2015, to try and persuade Judge Mark Fowler to bump the case up to adult court. The teen is charged with homicide by vehicle […]

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    Why you can get a ticket in a work zone, even if no workers are there

    About 42 million Americans are expected to hit the road this Thanksgiving and police are reminding motorists about current rules in a construction zone.

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    Judge denies McVay’s request to reconsider prison sentence

    The judge who convicted Tim McVay has turned down a request by his attorneys to reconsider his 45 year prison sentence. “My belief is it was appropriate then, and is appropriate now. The motion to reconsider is denied,” said Judge Mike Meersman. Meersman found McVay guilty of killing Carrie Olson of Davenport earlier this year during a bench trial. “My belief was she was killed here, put in the back of a car, in her own car, taken and dumped […]

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    State of Iowa tax credit awarded to Davenport luxury high rise project

    The state of Iowa is giving a boost to a downtown condo project in Davenport, planned on what is now a parking lot across the street from the Freight House. The Iowa Economic Development Authority announced a 1-million dollar tax credit for 400 River, a luxury 36-condo development announced earlier this year. “The state of Iowa looked at our project and said we think this is a great investment,” said developer Pete Stopulos. He  says he has some contracts in […]

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    Man charged in Davenport street racing crash says he was “joy-riding, having fun”

    A 37-year-old man charged with drag-racing in a deadly accident last month says he was just "joy-riding and having fun."

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    Prosecutor: Secret videotaping in tanning beds should be an automatic felony

    Laws against secretly videotaping people in bathrooms and tanning beds may need to be toughened up to protect the public. Rock Island County States Attorney John McGehee says the issue surfaced after a man who hid cameras in a tanning booth to record customers undressing was sentenced to just 90 days in the county jail. Prosecutors initially charged Trent Hamer with a felony, but he was allowed to plead guilty to a less serious misdemeanor. Hamer was arrested before he was […]

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    Man who secretly taped people undressing in tanning rooms sentenced

    A Quad City man who secretly taped people in tanning rooms at an area gym is headed to jail, but not for long. Trent Hamer was sentenced Wednesday afternoon to just 90 days in the Rock Island County Jail. At his sentencing, prosecutors said they could prove Hamer had placed two video cameras in two rooms at Planet Fitness in Moline last year, but one camera malfunctioned, and  he was arrested before he was able to retrieve the naked images […]

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    Battered three-year old tells family, authorities about alleged abuse

    Samantha Emert says she was working on third shift when her boyfriend called to say her three year old had taken a fall. “He had told me she had tripped and fallen on a cement step. At first, I believed him”, said Emert. When she returned home from work, she found her daughter’s face swollen, bruised, and battered, with red marks on her neck and back. Something wasn’t right. “She had marks on her neck, face, you could tell something […]

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    North Scott looking at propane powered school buses

    Some area school districts are looking at fueling up at the propane pump to save money. Buses at North Scott High School run on diesel now, but may be powered by propane, if board members approve the plan next month. “When you look at the cost savings of a propane bus, we figure over its lifetime, just around $22,000 in savings in a 12 year period. Per bus. That’s very attractive to us,” said Superintendent Joe Stutting. Propane is about […]

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    Family friend remembers victim in deadly street racing crash

    Erma Mooberry was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, looking forward to another great grandchild due in February.


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