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
  • alleged porch pirate strikes in Davenport (image from video posted by Mark Riedesel)

    Man plants camera and catches “porch pirate” swiping phony gift in Davenport

    They call them "porch pirates;" thieves who swipe packages delivered to homes when their owners aren't home.

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    Heated hearing ends with Schwartz kicked off ballot, says he will appeal

    An Iowa attorney who wanted to run for Rock Island County States Attorney, was kicked off the ballot, but not over where he resides.

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    Fugitive busted in traffic stop 10 years before he was finally caught

    A man who was a fugitive wanted on murder charges for 31 years did not lead a life in hiding in the Quad Cities, and had even been busted by police before. Valentin Vasquez of Moline was arrested after getting into a fender bender with another car, and was found to be a man without a valid drivers license and many aliases. “Things just didn’t add up like the names that he provided, numerous names, and the fact he was […]

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    Can an Iowa lawyer run for States Attorney in Illinois?

    Nominating papers filed by a lawyer who wants to run for Rock Island County States Attorney are being challenged by the head of the local Democratic party, because the lawyer lives in Iowa. Jack Schwartz, of Davenport, filed his petitions to run as a Democrat against incumbent States Attorney John McGehee in the March primary. Party Chair Doug House filed an objection on December 7 against Schwartz, citing his Iowa residency. “We feel Jack Schwartz is asking residents of Rock […]

  • Mitch Gayer in court (WQAD Photo)

    Driver in deadly DUI accident asks to take back his guilty plea

    A Quad City man, who pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 years in prison for a drunk driving accident that killed two of his friends, wants to take back his guilty plea.

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    Video released of robbery of store clerk at gunpoint

    The owner of a Davenport gas station robbed twice in 14 hours is offering a $500 reward to try and catch the culprit. On Monday night , a man wearing a blue and white Ambercrombie and Fitch sweatshirt robbed the Brady Oil station and got away with about 17-hundred dollars in cash. Fourteen hours later, on Tuesday, a man wearing a mask hit the same station, pointing a large pistol at the terrified clerk. “I tell him, OK, buddy. Don’t […]

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    Trial for Sherrard teacher underway

    Testimony is underway in the trial of a former Sherrard teacher accused of overly-agressive and inappropriate behavior towards two of his former star students.

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    Teen sentenced to 58 years in prison for killing another teen

    A 17-year-old from East Moline was sentenced to 60 years in prison for a murder in May. In real time, LaMaree Wilson will have to spend 58 years incarcerated for shooting to death 18-year old Zac Phillips of Colona. “He made the decision to kill, murder, take my son’s life, play God. He deserves 60 years,” said the mother of Phillips, Lyndsie McCoy. Before Judge Mike Meersman handed down the sentence, McCoy looked at Wilson and told him she plans […]

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    Aledo mom says military burn pits in Iraq killed her soldier son

    A local mom is pushing for more awareness, detection, and treatment for soldiers exposed to toxic burn pits that she believes poisoned her soldier son and caused his deadly cancer.

  • Kimberly road fatal crash

    Prosecutors: Teen in deadly street racing crash going 110 mph on Kimberly Road

    A Rock Island teenager, accused in a deadly street racing crash that killed two people, was driving at speeds up to 110 miles per hour down a busy Davenport shopping corridor on a Sunday afternoon. The 17-year-old is being tried as a juvenile right now,  but Scott County prosecutors were in court on Tuesday, November 2, 2015, to try and persuade Judge Mark Fowler to bump the case up to adult court. The teen is charged with homicide by vehicle […]

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    Why you can get a ticket in a work zone, even if no workers are there

    About 42 million Americans are expected to hit the road this Thanksgiving and police are reminding motorists about current rules in a construction zone.

  • Tim McVay in court 7-14-15

    Judge denies McVay’s request to reconsider prison sentence

    The judge who convicted Tim McVay has turned down a request by his attorneys to reconsider his 45 year prison sentence. “My belief is it was appropriate then, and is appropriate now. The motion to reconsider is denied,” said Judge Mike Meersman. Meersman found McVay guilty of killing Carrie Olson of Davenport earlier this year during a bench trial. “My belief was she was killed here, put in the back of a car, in her own car, taken and dumped […]

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