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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
  • Sex abuse victim will lobby for Erin’s Law in Iowa

    A sexual abuse survivor is lobbying to get a new law passed in Iowa to teach kids about blowing the whistle on child molesters. Erin Merryn is behind a nationwide campaign to require age appropriate sex abuse awareness in schools. Called Erin’s law, it requires age-appropriate sex abuse awareness in schools from pre-K through high school. “I know tornado drills, bus drills, fire drills, the DARE program, but no one ever gave me the education on personal body safety,” she […]

  • Special enforcement cracks down on speeders, Scott’s law violators

    Dozens of drivers were pulled over in Iowa and Illinois in the Quad Cities Thursday, October 2, 2014, as part of a crackdown on speeding and other traffic violations. Local officers and state troopers blanketed sections of area interstates to make a point. “Today, we’re trying to get  people in compliance with Scott’s law, the Move Over Law,” said Trooper Garrett Tasker, with the Illinois State Police. The law, passed back in 2002, is to try and keep first responders […]

  • Social media helped police link sex offender to Dixon prison warden

    Four explicit photos of children were found on the cellphone of a convicted sex offender living in the home of the now former warden of the Dixon Correctional Center, according to police.

  • Kai Miller, photo from Scott County Jail website

    Driver in deadly crash also involved in fatal wreck in 2009

    A driver accused in a crash that killed two people Sunday, September 28, 2014, in Davenport was at the wheel during another deadly crash five years ago.

  • Phil Banaszek (WQAD Photo)

    Phil Banaszek retires from RICO board

    Embattled Rock Island County Board Chairman Phil Banaszek has resigned effective immediately.

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    State Patrol investigating accident involving Davenport Police Chief and woman in wheelchair

    The Iowa State Patrol is looking into an accident involving Davenport Police Chief Frank Donchez and a woman in a wheelchair.

  • Family questions quick release of accused drunk driver

    The family of a Rock Island man killed after being hit by an accused drunk driver, said they don't understand how the man arrested in the case was jailed for only 23 minutes before bonding out.

  • New allegations in Rock Island County whistleblower lawsuit

    Attorneys for a fired Rock Island County worker are raising questions about what they call falsified legal documents sent to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund by two elected officials. The allegations are in connection with a whistle blower lawsuit filed in May by former Human Resource director Meg Hoskins. The motion alleges that County Board Chairman Phil Banaszek and County Clerk Karen Kinney signed off on making Banaszek the IMRF agent for the county, telling the state the county board […]

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    Doctor: Retired Moline teacher “impotent” and not able to rape

    The trial of a retired Moline shop teacher accused of raping a student at Wilson Middle School is expected to go to the jury Thursday. Henry Pawlus is accused of sexually assaulting an 8th grade student in a closet at Wilson in 2010 while she was working on an after school project. The alleged victim took the stand Monday in Rock Island. Pawlus’ defense was derailed on Thursday after Judge Mike Meersman ruled a doctor could not testify about the […]

  • Maria Romero photo from Rock Island County Jail

    Investigator: Accused hit-and-run driver “knew she had hit a person”

    Investigators said a hit-and-run driver confessed to accidentally striking and killing a teenager on Interstate 88, but said she was in a "panic" at the time.

  • Bustos sworn in as Sheriff, new text message revealed

    There’s a new sheriff in Rock Island County, one day after the now former top cop resigned amid scandal. Capt. Gerry Bustos was sworn in Friday afternoon to replace ex-Sheriff Jeff Boyd. “This day comes with a heavy heart,” Bustos said after the swearing-in ceremony.  “Today is not so much a celebration for me,” he said. “While he (Boyd) was the leader of our office, what happened with Sheriff Boyd’s resignation yesterday is not and should not be a reflection […]

  • Sheriff pleads guilty to charge based on cyber-stalking

    The same day he confirmed being under state investigation, Rock Island County Sheriff Jeff Boyd pleaded guilty to attempted misconduct based on attempted cyber-stalking, and resigned.


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