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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
  • Ex- Bustos staffer speaks out about resignation and secret tapes

    A former top staffer for Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos is speaking out about the secret tapes that lead to her resignation and the clergyman who covertly recorded her. Heidi Schultz was the district director for Bustos, until this week, when a controversial audio tape was released by Bustos opponent Bobby Schilling. The person who recorded Schultz without her knowledge has been identified as Austin Quick, a former paid staffer of Schilling. “It’s him, no doubt,” said Schultz in an interview […]

  • Voters caught in the middle as Republicans and county clerk spar over voting machines

    Rock Island County Republicans are raising more questions after voters continued to claim touchscreen voting machines were counting votes for the wrong candidates.

  • Convicted killer tells what happened and why he finally confessed

    Convicted killer William "Pete" White of Viola, Illinois, says he was under the influence of a case of beer and pain pills the day he beat his estranged wife to death with a crowbar.

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    “Secret Shopper” scam rips off Quad City senior

    A local woman explains how she got caught up in a scam that, ultimately, cost her thousands of dollars.

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    Rock Island Civil War monument was ‘on the verge’ of falling

    A dilapidated Civil War monument now sits on the ground, propped up by two-by-fours and crime scene tape in front of the Rock Island County Courthouse.

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    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 […]

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