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
  • Medical marijuana dispensary under construction in Milan

    Construction on the Quad City area's first medical marijuana dispensary is underway.

  • Expert witnesses cost an extra $26,000 in McVay trial

    The cost of providing expert witnesses for the murder trial of Tim McVay will top $26,000 and the county plans to pay for it with money seized from drug dealers.

  • McVay verdict coming soon

    McVay was the only person on the witness list for the defense and chose not to testify.

  • Chunks of Buffalo Beach wiped out by heavy rains

    Conservation crews are restoring parts of Buffalo Beach after heavy rains washed out a portion of the popular summer hot spot. “It looked like a rapids”, said Dan Herr, a camper who witnessed the gully washer from his camp site along the Mississippi River. “It washed out all of the sand”, he said, pointing to large¬† chunks of the beach taken out by flood water. Crew started work on Friday to begin filling in the erosion. “It was one of […]

  • Dylan Binger before and after hit-and-run

    Man needs lip sewn back on after horrible hit-and-run

    Moline police are asking for help to try and find the driver in the hit and run of a local bicyclist.

  • How convict escaped from Fort Madison prison

    Prison officials said he did things that were supposed to be impossible as he made his way out of the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison.

  • Tim McVay in court

    Prosecution rests in McVay trial

    After 11 days of testimony and 51 witnesses, the prosecution has rested its case in the murder trial of Tim McVay. “It was a long drawn out matter with a lot of witnesses and a lot of evidence, but we feel strong,” said Rock Island County States Attorney John McGehee after court on Thursday. McVay is accused of killing his former girlfriend Carrie Olson in 2013, and dumping her body in Hastings, Minnesota where it was found four months later. […]

  • Le Figaro is saying au revoir

    An iconic French restaurant in Rock Island is saying au revoir at the end of the month, marking an end of an era for upscale dining in the Quad Cities. Le Figaro has been on 2nd¬†Avenue for 33 years, but owner and head chef Rachid Bouchareb says he is retiring and closing the restaurant. “We’re closing. June 30th will be our last day,” said Chef Rachid. “I’ll be 65. It’s getting a little bit tiring.” But the end is bittersweet. […]

  • Henry County voter reacts to Hastert allegations: “Oh, no. Not my guy”

    Former Quad Cities-area constituents of ex-Congressman Dennis Hastert say they still have trouble believing the allegations surrounding the man for whom they voted. Henry County was the westernmost border of the 14th Congressional District from 2002 to 2012. The map was later re-drawn, and Henry County was included in the 17th Congressional District. Sue DeDecker says she voted for Hastert more than once, before he resigned in 2007. “I remember him, I liked him, I still like him. I really […]

  • Man who set huge fire in The District will stay in state mental health facility

    A Rock Island man will remain at a state mental health facility for setting a huge fire in the city's entertainment district.

  • 40-year sentence for murder of local tattoo artist

    A Rock Island man is headed to prison for forty years in connection with the murder of a local tattoo artist who was shot to death and robbed in 2013.

  • Mom of murdered teen lobbies for empty chair for dead son

    The mother of a murdered teenager is trying to get a seat for her dead son at his high school graduation.


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