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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
  • Moline fatal house fire

    Moline woman identified as victim of deadly house fire

    Fire investigators said they were still looking into the cause of a house fire that killed a 67-year old Moline woman over the weekend.

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    Illinois Gov.-elect says state finances in worse shape than expected

    Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says the state's finances are even worse than expected, and that prior administrations have covered up 'broken and dishonest" money management.

  • Knox College lifts suspension for player’s Ferguson protest

    Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, reversed its decision to suspend a women's basketball player who protested the Ferguson decision right before a regulation game.

  • Davenport police say racial profiling exists, but getting better

    Local community leaders, pastors, and the public are coming together in the wake of what happened in Ferguson, Missouri.

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    Christmas stocking business spreads joy around the world

    Joy Murphy is hard at work in her attic workshop on the third floor of her Rock Island home, busy making handmade Christmas stockings for sale in her showroom and online. “Right now, it’s frantic, 18 hours a day, 7 days a week,” Murphy says. Her business, Aunt Joy’s Personalized Christmas Stockings was born out of Murphy’s frustration when buying stockings for her family 20 years ago. “I needed a stocking for my family. I wanted something that would anchor […]

  • Davenport minister says Ferguson case should have been taken to trial

    A longtime Davenport minister says he believes the Ferguson grand jury was skewed by a prosecutor sympathetic to Officer Darren Wilson.

  • Universities warned state funding cuts could be severe in Illinois

    The head of the Illinois Board of Higher Education is telling leaders at public universities in the state to brace themselves for severe budget cuts.

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    Quad City minister urges peace when Ferguson grand jury reaches decision

    A Quad City minister says he believes the grand jury should indict the officer in the Michael Brown shooting death in Ferguson, but says no matter what decision is reached, violence is not the answer. “I would hope there’s an indictment. I don’t want to rush to judgement but from what I’ve seen, that young man didn’t need to be killed,” said Pastor Jarrod Parker, with The Word Church in Rock Island. “With the expectation of this verdict coming, I […]

  • Alleged victim of elder abuse was former longtime Macs Tavern worker

    Police said Marilyn "Boots" Bohling only weighed 79 pounds and was living in filth when she died in the Davenport apartment she shared with her son.

  • Quad City doctor in custody two years after arrest

    Dr. Norman Williams is facing a minimum of 16 years in prison for molesting patients and was deemed a ‘possible flight risk” Wednesday, prompting a judge to order the physician into the Rock Island County Jail. The judge said Williams has no ties keeping him in the Quad Cities. He’s been living in Florida since his arrest in 2012. “He was born in Jamaica, he went to school in Europe, he practiced in Canada, until he came here to practice […]

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    More charges in case of secret cameras hidden at Moline gym

    Two new felony charges have been filed against a Moline man accused of hiding video cameras to secretly tape customers tanning at a local gym.

  • Phone scammers say FBI can’t catch them

    Another warning has been issued in a widespread phone scam involving con artists pretending to be with the Internal Revenue Service. The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert Friday afternoon, November 14, warning the public about the con, which informs people of┬áthe IRS-based scam. It followed a Better Business Bureau warning out of Iowa and Illinois a week ago. ”These people are ruthless and try to take advantage of people all over the country and the world,” said […]


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