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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
  • Illinois girl fights-off man trying to abduct her

    Police say an 11-year old girl fought-off a  man who tried to abduct her in the Bureau County town of Walnut, Illinois on Thursday night. It happened around 9 p.m. in the small village about an hour east of the Quad Cities. Police Chief Tom Ptasnik calls the report “very credible.” The 11-year old was riding her bike with two friends on Main Street, when she hurt her leg. She told the two friends to go ahead on without her, […]

  • Administrator position “key” to Henry County’s success

    Henry County is one of at least 15 counties in Illinois that employ a county administrator, a position county leaders say, is invaluable. “We wouldn’t run the way we do without one,” said County Board Chairman Tim Wells, a banker by trade. “That day-to-day direction is so important. You don’t want to get behind,” he said. The small county of just 50,000 has had an administrator for decades. Current administrator Colleen Gillaspie earns about $58,000 and Wells says, “earns every […]

  • Former prison worker says he’s confident he’s qualified to run the county

    Phil Banaszek is the steward in charge of millions of taxpayer dollars as Rock Island County Board Chairman, but his background is not in finance or public administration.

  • East Moline man shot in face by stray pellet

    An East Moline man, shot in the face, says the stray pellet that hit him remains lodged in his jaw.

  • Vandals spray paint cars in Davenport neighborhood

    Several residents in Davenport's McClellan Heights neighborhood woke up to find their cars and trucks sprayed with black paint.

  • Senate to take up new VA bill after scandal

    A local woman campaigns to support veterans and fix the VA medical system.

  • Nicholas Sheley

    Sheley trial will likely go to jury Thursday

    Closing arguments in the Nick Sheley murder trial have been tentatively set for Thursday, May 29, 2014.

  • Questions remain over death of local soldier in VA rehab center

    A local woman says negligence by the Veterans Administration contributed to her brother's death.

  • 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 an  “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.


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