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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
  • Universities warned state funding cuts could be severe in Illinois

    The head of the Illinois Board of Higher Education is telling leaders at public universities in the state to brace themselves for severe budget cuts.

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    Quad City minister urges peace when Ferguson grand jury reaches decision

    A Quad City minister says he believes the grand jury should indict the officer in the Michael Brown shooting death in Ferguson, but says no matter what decision is reached, violence is not the answer. “I would hope there’s an indictment. I don’t want to rush to judgement but from what I’ve seen, that young man didn’t need to be killed,” said Pastor Jarrod Parker, with The Word Church in Rock Island. “With the expectation of this verdict coming, I […]

  • Alleged victim of elder abuse was former longtime Macs Tavern worker

    Police said Marilyn "Boots" Bohling only weighed 79 pounds and was living in filth when she died in the Davenport apartment she shared with her son.

  • Quad City doctor in custody two years after arrest

    Dr. Norman Williams is facing a minimum of 16 years in prison for molesting patients and was deemed a ‘possible flight risk” Wednesday, prompting a judge to order the physician into the Rock Island County Jail. The judge said Williams has no ties keeping him in the Quad Cities. He’s been living in Florida since his arrest in 2012. “He was born in Jamaica, he went to school in Europe, he practiced in Canada, until he came here to practice […]

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    More charges in case of secret cameras hidden at Moline gym

    Two new felony charges have been filed against a Moline man accused of hiding video cameras to secretly tape customers tanning at a local gym.

  • Phone scammers say FBI can’t catch them

    Another warning has been issued in a widespread phone scam involving con artists pretending to be with the Internal Revenue Service. The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert Friday afternoon, November 14, warning the public about the con, which informs people of the IRS-based scam. It followed a Better Business Bureau warning out of Iowa and Illinois a week ago. ”These people are ruthless and try to take advantage of people all over the country and the world,” said […]

  • First lawsuit filed in Planet Fitness secret camera case

    An East Moline woman is suing Planet Fitness in Moline in the wake of secret cameras found hidden in the gym’s tanning booths. A Chicago law firm filed the class action lawsuit on behalf of Mary Barnhill and other potential victims who may have been videotaped disrobing and getting into the tanning beds. Click here to read the Class Action Complaint filed against Planet Fitness Click here to read the Protective Order filed against Planet Fitness “The police contacted [Barnhill] […]

  • Sheriff’s Department investigating animal shelter dognapping

    The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department is asking for your help in trying to identify a man who stole a dog from the county animal shelter. “He just walked out with the dog,” said shelter director, Sam DeYoung, who noted it was the first “dognapping” in the shelter’s history. Still photos from surveillance video taken last week are posted on the shelter’s Facebook page. The person quickly accessed a holding area that is off limits to the public, and took […]

  • The couple behind Rock Island’s Veterans Day ceremony

    P.J. and Donna Hymes have missed just one Veterans Day ceremony in Rock Island, Illinois the past two decades.

  • Lane Evans remembered as a public servant with a conscience

    Lane Evans was remembered as a man who stood up for working people and veterans, a man of peace who was fearless when it came to a fight he believed needed to be fought.

  • Morgan Schmidt

    Local parents combat “suicide by bullying” after 12-year-old daughter’s death

    Twelve year old Morgan Schmidt was a bright light, beautiful both inside and out.

  • Friends and colleagues fondly remember Lane Evans

    The popular lawmaker Lane Evans died Wednesday, November 5, 2014 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. Funeral services are set at ten o’clock Monday morning for former Congressman Lane Evans;  it will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Moline. Visitation will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Esterdahl Mortuary in Moline.  Burial is at the Rock Island Arsenal Cemetery. Longtime friends and colleagues are remembering the 63-year-old as an unconventional politician, a kind and compassionate advocate for veterans. “Lane […]


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