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
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    Two campaign for judge in 14th Judicial Circuit race

    It will be winner take all in the March primary in the race for Circuit Court Judge in the 14th Judicial Circuit. Attorneys Kathleen Mesich and Clayton Lee are running as Democrats, and there’s no Republican in the race. “My father was a judge for over 20 years in Rock Island County, I do say I come by it naturally,” said Mesich, of Coal Valley. Lee is a third generation attorney from East Moline. “I feel I’m the most qualified […]

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    Victim of woman who allegedly faked cancer out $133,000

    A 78-year-old East Moline man, who police say was duped by a woman faking cancer, says he believed he was helping to pay for treatments and transportation to hospitals to save her life.

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    Quad Cities medical marijuana dispensary open, many doctors not on board

    The Quad Cities first and only medical marijuana dispensary is up and running, but business could be better. Nature’s Treatment of Illinois is located in Milan and has seen about 50 patients approved for medical cannabis over the past two weeks. Owner Matt Stern says it is tough for some prospective patients right now to get approval, because many Quad city doctors and hospitals are not on board. “In general, the larger hospitals are not embracing it, but hopefully, they’ll […]

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    Former nursing home worker, accused of killing elderly patient, gives ‘the finger’ in court

    A former nursing home worker accused of killing an elderly dementia patient entered his court hearing waving and giving some in the room the finger.

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    Tour the fascinating, historic Hauberg mansion

    Take a look inside the 20-room mansion, which was donated to the city by the Hauberg family in 1956.

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    Shopper says he was shot at by three men with BB guns outside Walmart

    Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying three men who may have been involved in a BB gun shooting outside the Moline Walmart. Police released still photos taken from surveillance video inside the store. It happened on Thursday, February 18th. “A young man of color was shopping in the electronics department, when three young Hispanic males allegedly started harassing him, there was a verbal exchange, racial slurs, the “N” word”, said Scott Williams, with the Moline Police Department. […]

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    Quad City Hispanics say Trump is helping to mobilize Latino vote

    Cutting hair, not politics, has been on the radar for Moline barber Miguel Rosas. Until this election. “I am feeling the Bern. Bernie Sanders. He wants to change the political system,” the young small business owner said. “I want to see the economy grow as a whole. I don’t want to see certain people get left at the bottom. I want to see everybody grow together,” Rosas said. He is one of a growing crop of young Latino voters engaged […]

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    Where did the river go? A rare look inside an empty lock and dam

    A multi-million dollar project on the Mississippi River is allowing a rare look inside the workings of a lock and dam, and the floor of the river itself.

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    Democratic candidate for state rep targeted by Madigan

    Kate Hotle is running as a Democrat for State Representative in District 72, and says it’s laughable that she is being accused by the state leader of her own party that she is really a Republican in Democrat’s clothing. “I can’t even say it without laughing. They’ve obviously identified me as some kind of threat to the status quo,” she said. The attacks though, are serious. Nasty campaign mailers funded by Democratic Majority,  House Speaker Mike Madigan’s fundraising arm to […]

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    New local “paper” really a campaign mailer funded by Rauner PAC

    At first glance, Rock Island Today newspaper looks like the real thing, albeit thin, a local weekly paper for local residents.

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    State funding for funerals for the poor cut, counties to pay bill

    A state program that helped pay for funerals for the poor has been cut since January 15th, and county coroners around the state say they will inherit the bill now. Governor Bruce Rauner suspended the program that helped pay for indigent funerals because of the state’s budget crisis. Rock Island County Coroner Brian Gustafson says the change will be a drain on his already cash-strapped budget.  Without state funds, the burden of the burial for those without any money to […]

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    Reform package for Rock Island County passes in a tiebreaker

    A reform package that cuts out pensions and health care benefits for Rock Island County Board members survived its first test and will be debated again later this month. At a governmental affairs meeting on Monday, a three to three tie vote was broken by Chairman Scott Terry, a Democrat, who voted in favor of moving the reform package forward. Dissenting were Democrats Richard Brunk, Pat Moreno, and Don Jacobs. The package also includes a plan to reduce the size […]


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