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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
  • 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 […]

  • Quad City man sentenced to 18 years in crash that killed two

    A Quad City man was sentenced to 18 years in prison for a drunk driving crash that killed his best friend and his girlfriend.

  • Not guilty plea in deadly motorcycle crash

    A Muscatine man has pleaded not guilty in a deadly crash that killed two motorcyclists.

  • Teen charged with Moline shooting death tells judge he’s not guilty

    A Moline teenager will be tried as an adult on charges of murder and aggravated battery. LaMaree Wilson-Neulieb, 17, made his first appearance in a Rock Island County courtroom on Thursday, one day after his arrest. He’s charged with opening fire Wednesday, May 20, on a car near 53rd Street and 47th Avenue, killing Zac Phillips, 18, and seriously wounding Erik Roberson, also 18. Prosecutors transferred the case to adult court today. “The law does not allow us to file […]

  • Driver in deadly crash had suspended license for prior DUI

    The man police say struck and killed two people on their motorcycle Sunday was driving illegally on a suspended license.

  • Mercer County man says he was attacked by phony policeman

    A Mercer County man says he was assaulted by a phony policeman on a country road outside Preemption.

  • Chris Minor Investigates: Teen sex abuse allegations at youth-treatment facility

    A state agency is investigating a former youth worker at Arrowhead Ranch over allegations of abuse. The Coal Valley facility has already fired the case worker and now the Department of Children and Family Services is looking into what happened. Michaela Rosenow was court ordered to the state-licensed juvenile facility after aiding with an armed robbery. While in custody at Arrowhead, the now 17-year-old says her caseworker came on to her in a series of text messages and inappropriate contacts, […]

  • Rock Island County Administrator Dave Ross

    New Rock Island County Administrator on the job

    New Rock Island County administrator Dave Ross is spending plenty of time listening as he settles into his new job.

  • Judge rejects plea deal in elderly neglect death case

    A Davenport man who admitted neglecting his elderly mother who died weighing 79 pounds has taken back his guilty plea after a judge rejected probation as punishment. Donald Bohling plead guilty in March to adult abuse in exchange for five years probation in connection with the death of his mother, Marilyn Bohling. He lived in her home and was her primary caretaker. At his sentencing Thursday, the judge said he was going to recommend prison rather than probation, and Bohling […]

  • Taxpayers United: Illinois taxpayers subsidizing six-figure pensions

    A group calling for reform says taxpayer-supported pensions create millionaires out of government employees in Illinois.

  • Police: Panhandlers a problem in Bettendorf, new ordinance discussed

    The city of Bettendorf is looking at cracking down on panhandlers.

  • Judge says Illinois State police investigators not credible in case against ex-cop

    A judge says he doesn’t believe that Illinois State Police investigators are telling the whole truth about their interrogation of a former Aledo policeman. In an unusual move, Judge Richard Zimmer agreed to throw out statements made by the officer about an alleged relationship with a teenaged girl, granting a motion to suppress by the defense. “They didn’t tell him he had the right to remain silent, that he had a right to an attorney. He was illegally detained and […]

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