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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
  • Pathologist says hammer is murder weapon in Sheley case

    Day three of the Nicholas Sheley murder trial wrapped up Wednesday, where a witness testified he believes all four victims were killed with a hammer. Forensic pathologist Dr. Mark Peters performed autopsies on Kenneth Ulve, Brock Branson, Ki Blake, and her two year old son, Dayan on July 1, 2008. Sheley is accused of killing all four in anĀ  “ambush” attack in an apartment building in Rock Falls during a crime spree that ended with 8 people dead. Dr. Peters […]

  • Sheley Trial Day 2: Crime scene video, neighbors testify

    Jurors in the Nicholas Sheley murder trial in Rock Island on Tuesday were shown video of the crime scene from June 30, 2008, the day four bodies were discovered in a Rock Falls apartment building. Sheley is on trial for the murders of Brock Branson, Kilynna Blake, her 2-year old son Dayan, and Kenneth Ulve. All were living in the two bedroom apartment at the time. Neighbors testified that around 11pm on June 28, they heard a scream and thumping […]

  • Witness in Sheley trial: “They’re gone, they’re all dead”

    Day one of testimony in the Nicholas Sheley murder trial included the parents of one of the victims who found their only son's body, along with three others.

  • Nightmare construction project, contractor has “F” rating

    A Quad City couple says they were hoping for a piece of the American dream, but instead they are living a construction nightmare.

  • Traffic ticket “quotas” bill heads to Illinois House

    A new law to keep police departments in Illinois from targeting drivers to make money for cash-strapped cities is set to be voted on in the House.

  • Listen: 911 tapes released from Mississippi River boating accident

    Sally Jo Slocum reached a Rock Island County Sheriff's Department dispatcher when she called 911 from a boat that was stranded and taking on water on the Mississippi River.

  • Parents of teen killed in hit and run buy billboards to solicit tips

    Billboards are up to try and solicit new tips in the case of a 17-year old boy killed in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 88 in March. The parents of Emilio Perez are hoping the signs offering a $10,000 dollar reward pay off in their search for answers of what happened that night. See full coverage of the hit-and-run — click here. “We don’t know what happened that evening, why somebody chose to drive away and still choosing not to […]

  • Anti-bullying bill a no go in Iowa

    The Iowa Legislature wrapped up its spring 2014 session without passing an anti-bullying bill, a top priority of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.

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    Pet shop owners say puppy mill bill punishes wrong people

    Lawmakers are considering a controversial bill that would make Illinois the first state to require pet shops to only sell animals acquired from animal shelters, not from commercial breeders.

  • One man airlifted to Iowa City in road rage incident

    Moline police say they are still investigating a road rage incident that sent one man to an Iowa City hospital. It happened at 7th Avenue and 15th Street on Thursday just after noon. Police say words were exchanged between two motorists, punches thrown, and one man was found lying in the street unconscious. He was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. His condition has not been released. “There was a man lying down in the […]

  • County employee accuses board member of workplace bullying

    A longtime Rock Island County employee says a county board member is a "workplace bully," after he publicly questioned some financial practices, including how much money she made in comp time.

  • Town-hall type meeting on teen suicides set for Tuesday

    Community leaders in Davenport are asking for a call to action after a string of teen suicides in Scott County over the past year. Mayor Bill Gluba announced plans for a community-wide town hall type meeting to address the issue with school officials, educators, police, students and parents. “Davenport and the Quad Cities are not immune from these tragedies and government at all levels must do more to combat this growing epidemic,” said Gluba at a news conference at City […]