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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    First ever ‘tele-caucus’ to be held on Iowa caucus day

    For the first time, military members serving thousands of miles away will be able to take part in the Iowa Democratic caucuses. It’s called tele-caucusing, and will allow military members, their families, Peace Corps volunteers, and students living abroad a chance to participate on Caucus Day in Iowa without being in the state. They can participate either by Skype or phone. “I think it’s a great idea,” said Thom Hart, head of the Scott County Democrats. “We are extending those […]

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    Victim’s mom shocked after court grants new trial in deadly drunk driving crash

    The mother of a young woman killed in a 2013 drunk driving crash is speaking out, now that the driver in the accident is being granted a new trial.

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    Iowa lawyer’s bid to be on Illinois ballot struck down again

    A Quad City attorney has lost another bid to get back on the March ballot in the race for Rock Island County States Attorney. The attorney for Jack Schwartz says, they plan to appeal. “We’re going to appeal it all the way to the Third District because we’re going to win. The court misconstrued the law”, said Steve Fieweger. Schwartz’s nominating petitions to run in the March primary as a Democrat were struck down by the local electoral board.  Democratic […]

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    Davenport woman throws free New Years Eve dinner

    A Davenport woman is ringing in the New Year by hosting a free New Year’s Eve dinner for the homeless, the hungry, and anyone in need of company. Angela Porsche, also known as Minister Angie, has been cooking all night in her kitchen, with a menu that includes chicken, ham, black-eyed peas, red beans and rice and cornbread. “What started out as a desire is turning into a movement. That no one has to be alone on this night”, she […]

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    Local advocates for sex assault victims applaud decision to charge Bill Cosby

    Local advocates who help victims of sexual assault are applauding the decision of Pennsylvania prosecutors pressing charges against Bill Cosby, and say they are happy that alleged victims are finally being heard. “I’m extraordinarily proud of all the individuals who have come forward because it was really, really brave. This is a man of extraordinary power and wealth,” said Nicole Cisne Durbin, with Family Resources in Davenport. “I’m hoping it sends a message to survivors that there are people out […]

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    Towns still without heat after ice storm

    The entire town of Alpha is without power, and the community is pulling together to try and keep it “light” while in the dark. “The plan is for everybody to stick together. Neighbors checking on neighbors, us firemen check on the elderly”, said Jason Lambin of the Alpha Fire Department. The power went out in the ice storm on Monday, December 28th and as of 4:30 pm the next day, the town was still without electricity. A fleet of Ameren […]

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    Arraignment for ex-nursing home worker accused of beating Alzheimer’s patient who later died

    A Galesburg man accused of beating up an elderly stroke victim with Alzheimer’s pleaded not guilty today. Claude Shinall, 24, appeared in Knox County Court in shackles at his brief arraignment. 79-year-old Gene Farnsworth was taken to the hospital in October, with black eyes, a busted nose, and other injuries. He told police a dark haired man attacked him in his room. He died a month later. Prosecutors say they are still waiting on autopsy results. Police say Shinall told […]

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    Owner offers $1,000 reward for stolen metal box and contents inside

    An East Moline business owner is offering a $1,000 reward to try and get stolen documents returned to him. A thief or thieves broke into U-S Storage the night of December 12th, taking a safe and about $500. But owner John Crampton is more concerned about 60 titles to cars, trucks, and trailers in a metal box that were swiped. “To get those replaced, not only will it take a lot of time. It will cost $6,000 to get the […]

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    “Silver Alerts” start in Illinois on New Years Day

    Illinois joins 41 other states with "Silver Alerts," a system similar to Amber Alerts for missing children.

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    Schwartz taking legal action after being booted off ballot

    A Quad City lawyer says he will fight the head of the Rock Island County Democrats in court over being booted off the ballot. Jack Schwartz is appealing last weeks decision by the county electoral board, which ruled his nominating petitions to run for States Attorney were invalid.  Schwartz filed a petition for judicial review on December 17th in Rock Island, asking for a judge to rule on the case. “We believe based on the law in Illinois , we […]

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    Galesburg man accused of beating Alzheimer’s patient

    A Galesburg man accused of beating an elderly Alzheimer's patient who later died has been taken into custody. The victim's family spoke exclusively with WQAD.

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    Man plants camera and catches “porch pirate” swiping phony gift in Davenport

    They call them "porch pirates;" thieves who swipe packages delivered to homes when their owners aren't home.


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