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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
  • Octavio Pizano, photo from Rock Island County Sheriff's Department

    Accused drunk driver in Appleby mother’s death has prior DUI’s

    Court records showed the man accused of hitting and killing the mother of Trudy Appleby in a drunk driving crash has two prior DUI's.

  • New UAW boss from Rock Island

    Dennis Williams started as a welder from Rock Island and rose to the helm of the United Auto Workers in Detroit, elected President in June. “I came out of JI Case out of Rock Island, I still haven’t forgotten where I came from”, he said at a rally to get out the vote for area Democrats in Rock Island on Monday. On the same day, 600 workers at four John Deere plants started “indefinite” layoffs. Williams says the layoffs concern […]

  • Rock Island County workers opting for early out

    Bob Bowling has worked as a correctional officer at the Rock Island County jail for almost 25 years, but will soon be leaving the job to take advantage of the early retirement package offered by the cash-strapped county. “It was really a deal I couldn’t pass up,” he said. Bowling is one of several county workers headed out the door in the coming months. The Sheriffs Department will feel the hit. At least five deputies and 10 jailers plan on […]

  • Meet the kid behind the Demi Lovato marriage proposal in Moline

    Grant Feikert just turned five years old, but on Saturday, he put a ring on it. On Demi Lovato’s finger. The video of his adorable wedding proposal at the I-Wireless Center in Moline has gone viral. When asked how many people he thinks have looked at the video, Grant guessed “68.” Grant is from Dallas City, Illinois in Hancock County. He was holding a sign in the audience that read, “Demi, I have a ring for you,” when the pop […]

  • National organization picks up Clinton missing person case

    There's new interest in the case of a Clinton man missing now for six long years.

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    Televising Rock Island County Board meetings on committee agenda

    A county subcommittee is looking into the costs of televising Rock Island County Board meetings on cable.

  • Sex abuse victim will lobby for Erin’s Law in Iowa

    A sexual abuse survivor is lobbying to get a new law passed in Iowa to teach kids about blowing the whistle on child molesters. Erin Merryn is behind a nationwide campaign to require age appropriate sex abuse awareness in schools. Called Erin’s law, it requires age-appropriate sex abuse awareness in schools from pre-K through high school. “I know tornado drills, bus drills, fire drills, the DARE program, but no one ever gave me the education on personal body safety,” she […]

  • Special enforcement cracks down on speeders, Scott’s law violators

    Dozens of drivers were pulled over in Iowa and Illinois in the Quad Cities Thursday, October 2, 2014, as part of a crackdown on speeding and other traffic violations. Local officers and state troopers blanketed sections of area interstates to make a point. “Today, we’re trying to get  people in compliance with Scott’s law, the Move Over Law,” said Trooper Garrett Tasker, with the Illinois State Police. The law, passed back in 2002, is to try and keep first responders […]

  • Social media helped police link sex offender to Dixon prison warden

    Four explicit photos of children were found on the cellphone of a convicted sex offender living in the home of the now former warden of the Dixon Correctional Center, according to police.

  • Kai Miller, photo from Scott County Jail website

    Driver in deadly crash also involved in fatal wreck in 2009

    A driver accused in a crash that killed two people Sunday, September 28, 2014, in Davenport was at the wheel during another deadly crash five years ago.

  • Phil Banaszek (WQAD Photo)

    Phil Banaszek retires from RICO board

    Embattled Rock Island County Board Chairman Phil Banaszek has resigned effective immediately.

  • Frank Donchez

    State Patrol investigating accident involving Davenport Police Chief and woman in wheelchair

    The Iowa State Patrol is looking into an accident involving Davenport Police Chief Frank Donchez and a woman in a wheelchair.

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