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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
  • Bluesfest moves to Labor Day weekend

    For 30 years, the Mississippi Valley Bluesfest has been held on Fourth of July weekend in Davenport, but that is changing this year. The Blues Society is announcing a move to Labor Day weekend, after three floods in seven years forced the fest to scramble to find higher and drier ground. The festival will now be held on September 5th and 6th. “It really came down to either a location change or date change”, said member Ellen Clow. The MVBS […]

  • Davenport man sentenced in shooting death of friend

    A Davenport man is headed to prison for shooting his teenaged friend to death, and tearfully apologized to the victim’s family during his sentencing. “I am sorry. Deeply truly sorry for your loss and what has become of that night because I was drinking and smoking weed and did not consider what my actions might cause. I play that night over in my mind,” said Devyn Fix, 29. Judge John Telleen sentenced Fix to a sentence “not to exceed 15 […]

  • Supporters of historic depot are asking for more time to save it

    A bid to try and save Moline's historic train depot is chugging along slowly, and supporters plan to ask the state for more time.

  • Trials could be delayed because money for court reporters is running out in Illinois

    llinois courtrooms may be without court reporters, if a $14-million shortfall is not dealt with by lawmakers.

  • Open Records trial against Davenport wraps up

    City Administrator Craig Malin took the stand Thursday in a lawsuit filed against the City of Davenport and testified he signed a contract without City Council approval at the request of the city’s attorney. “[City Attorney Tom Warner] told me I could and should sign the contract and the council would ratify it afterwards,” Malin said. He also testified that he had a general directive from Mayor Bill Gluba and the City Council to aggressively pursue buying Rhythm  City Casino […]

  • Audit bill a shock to Davenport alderman

    Davenport Alderman Barney Barnhill says he was floored when he found out the city owed $387,000 for an audit in its quest to buy Rhythm City Casino in 2012.

  • Davenport Mayor admits council didn’t sign off on casino contracts first

    Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba took the witness stand in an open records lawsuit and admitted that high-dollar contracts were signed without city council approval.

  • Jury finds Lavail Dunbar guilty in Rock Island murder case

    After three days of trial, a jury found a Rock Island man guilty of beating a four-month-old baby to death. The jury went out just after 3:30 Friday, January 30, 2015 and after two hours decided 21-year-old Lavail Dunbar, the boyfriend of the baby’s mother, was guilty of murder and aggravated battery of a child. Related: Fire Captain says baby looked like he had been in ultimate fighting match On Friday morning, jurors watched an hour long interview between two police […]

  • Fire Captain says baby looked like he had been in ultimate fighting match

    A veteran first responder had a tough time choking back tears while testifying in the trial of a Quad City man accused of killing a baby. Lavail Dunbar is charged with first degree murder in the September 2013 death of four month old Jermiah Morrison, his girlfriend’s baby. During day two of testimony, Rock Island Fire Capt. Darren LeBeau testifed about the day he and his colleagues desperately tried to save the baby, and how badly he was injured. Related- Prosecutor: […]

  • Prosecutor: Rock Island baby beaten to death by man angry over diaper rash crying

    Prosecutors said a Rock Island man beat his girlfriend's baby to death after being frustrated over his constant crying over a serious case of diaper rash.

  • Steven Anthony of Moline wins Lottery

    Moline man wins a million dollar scratch-off game

    A Quad City man, who won a life-changing lottery jackpot, says he is just lucky to be alive.

  • QC developer is not giving up on Rock Island

    A local man who wants to develop retail and office space in Southwest Rock Island says he wants to move forward, despite complaints of some neighbors. “I want to start smaller, like a strip mall, and keep growing,” said Raju Penmatcha in an interview at his home on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Penmatcha owns 60 acres off the Centennial Expressway, and another 190 acres off Route 67. He is a retired civil engineer who managed military construction for the Department […]


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