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
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    Crumbling John Deere retaining wall on track to be replaced

    The Moline City Council is expected to vote in November to finalize hiring a Bettendorf firm to build a new wall around the John Deere Mansion. The retaining wall has been crumbling for years, and parts of it have fallen onto the sidewalk and street. When it rains, mud slides down the hill onto 12th street below. The price tag is just over $500,000. The city will be on the hook for $300,000, a former owner of the property will […]

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    Ex-sheriff and city settle over condemned house

    A property dispute involving an ex-sheriff and the city of Silvis has been resolved, but details aren’t being released. The settlement is secret. City officials say they signed a confidentiality agreement this month with former Rock Island County Sheriff Mike Huff over a condemned house he owns at 151 12th Street. The city had tried for years to get Huff to repair the house, deeming it “unsafe for human occupancy” and issued citations and fines. Huff failed to pay the […]

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    Pair accused of beating elderly dog with boxing gloves

    Arrest warrants have been issued for two Moline men accused of beating an elderly dog in the face with boxing gloves. Police pulled up to a house on 38th Street and 10th Avenue on Saturday, looking into a report by neighbors that a dog was being beaten, and found Bear, a Chow-mix, bleeding badly from his eye area. “The neighbors reported they saw two individuals beating the dog with boxing gloves. And after they were asked to stop they continued […]

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    County board hears plan for property tax hike

    New Rock Island County administrator Dave Ross says after crunching the numbers, a property tax hike is the best solution to boost the counties IMRF and FICA reserves. If not, the county will have to borrow money for every payroll between December 2015 and July 2016 to cover the payments. Ross is proposing a 16.8 percent increase in the levy to boost reserves to prevent that from happening. “It’s been 18 years. Had we been doing it over the  years, […]

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    Murdered man’s family still looking for answers a decade later

    A Quad City family is still looking for answers in a ten-year- old murder mystery. George Lister of East Moline went missing on October 15, 2005. His body was found three weeks later in a wooded area near Interstate 280 and Route 92.  No one has ever been arrested. “The person needs to be taken off the street, ten years of being free. It’s unacceptable”, said Crystal Desmond, Lister’s grandaughter. Family members are now renewing a call for answers and […]

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    Tim McVay’s ex-wife says he is ‘where he belongs’

    The ex-wife of convicted killer Tim McVay says she had to escape the marriage for her sanity, and believes McVay is exactly where he deserves to be. “I bet you still in his mind, he is innocent. He’s a sociopath. He has no remorse for anything he’s done,”  she said. Tim McVay was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison for the murder of Carrie Olson. Krystal married McVay in Las Vegas after his first divorce. She testified  at his […]

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    Rock Island County considers possible property tax hike

    Rock Island County is looking into raising property taxes, and will likely hold a public hearing on the issue early in November.

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    More complaints against local contractor who promises help for veterans

    A Davenport woman says she wants her money back from a home repair contractor who touts helping veterans, and has been accused of bad business practices by customers in the past.

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    Iowa men, charged with shooting trumpeter swans, say they are target of threats

    Two Iowa men, charged with shooting trumpeter swans on the first day of duck hunting season, say they didn't do it; and that they are now getting threats over the incident.

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    Surge in cremations lead to new partnership in Rock Island

    A group of Quad City funeral home directors plan to build a new crematory in Rock Island to meet the soaring demand for cremation. Rafferty Funeral Home of Moline, along with partners Gibson-Bode of Port Byron, Halligan-McCabe in Davenport, and Van Hoe in East Moline will build a 24-hundred square foot crematory off 30th Street in Memorial Park Cemetery. The funeral homes joint venture estimates about 28 cremations per month at the new facility. The city has given approval for […]

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    Workers want personnel records retrieved from shuttered nursing home

    Some former workers and patients at a shuttered East Moline nursing home are questioning why their personnel and medical records were left behind at the abandoned site, and wondering why the state so far hasn’t helped retrieve them. “I need them bad, in order to get this fixed and prove that I worked day and night on these floors”, said former housekeeping employee Anissa Serazin. She has constant pain in her hands and wrists and is trying to find relief […]

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    East Moline mayor says abandoned nursing home looked like The Walking Dead

    A shuttered private East Moline nursing home is causing big headaches for the city and the mayor is questioning why taxpayers are stuck with the bill to solve the problem. Forest Hill abruptly closed its doors in November of 2013.  About 60 residents, many with terminal illness or Alzheimers, were shuttled to other facilities with little notice from owner Michael Lerner. Recently, after a pipe burst, the city was granted a court order to go inside the crumbling building and […]


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