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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
  • Breyana Shakayla Rose Harris photo from Moline Police

    Mom charged with leaving baby in hot car in excess of 45 minutes

    A Davenport woman accused of leaving her baby in a hot car for up to 45 minutes has now been criminally charged. Breyana Harris, 20, is charged with two counts of endangering the life and health of a child, both misdemeanors. Prosecutors had at one point intended to file a felony charge, but ultimately went with misdemeanors. One of the charges reads that Harris left her six month old baby boy “unattended in a car for at least 45 minutes” […]

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    Local mom shares anguish after her 5-year-old died in a hot car

    After her son died inside a hot car over Memorial Day weekend, a local mom is speaking out in hopes of saving another child's life.

  • Pot charges dropped against parents in controversial medical marijuana case

    Drug charges against an elderly couple have been dropped in a controversial marijuana case in Scott County. Chuck and Dottie Mackenzie were charged with hosting a drug house after deputies raided their home in Eldridge last year and found pot plants inside. The couple’s son Ben and his wife Loretta were also charged in the raid and convicted at trial last week. “It was insane. We weren’t bothering anybody. We were letting Ben treat his cancer,” said Mrs. Mackenzie. Ben […]

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    Woman says she is latest victim of alleged con man

    A local woman says she's the latest in a string of victims who have lost their life savings to the same man.

  • Husband’s ex-mistress testifies in Iowa murder case

    An Iowa man on trial for the murder of his pregnant wife and unborn child will be judged by a jury in Davenport. Testimony started Tuesday at the Scott County courthouse in the Seth Techel murder trial. Prosecutors say he shot and killed his wife Lisa in her sleep in 2012, so that he could be with another woman. “He shot her with a twelve-gauge shot gun. It was basically a deer slug, and her baby’s life was ended at […]

  • Local man suing over denied concealed gun permit rejection

    A flurry of lawsuits has prompted a rules change requiring Illinois State Police to explain any rejected application for a concealed carry permit.

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    Colona community center, park board face fierce opposition

    A plan to build a new $4.5-million community center in Colona is getting some heat from local residents who say they don't want to pay higher taxes to help pay for it.

  • Benton Mackenzie

    Cancer patient likens pot conviction to a ‘death sentence’

    "They've sentenced me to death. Might as well have hung me. It would be quicker, less painful," said an Eldridge man who faces time in prison after being convicted on marijuana charges.

  • Benton Mackenzie in court (WQAD Photo)

    Man dying of cancer takes stand in pot trial

    A man on trial for marijuana charges was not allowed to tell the jury that he was growing and using the pot to treat his cancer and the pain that comes with it.

  • Father in deadly hit and run grateful for the kindness of strangers

    The family of a Chicago-area teen, killed in a deadly hit and run along Interstate 88, is making another appeal to the public for new clues in the case.

  • Boat at Sunset Marina

    Boating a wash-out for holiday weekend, DNR issues warning

    Veteran boaters at Rock Island's Sunset Marina say they are staying put this holiday weekend, just like they did last Fourth of July.

  • Dad confronts and videotapes stranger taking photos of children at public pool

    A Galesburg man was arrested in connection with taking photos of women and kids at a local swimming pool, after one of their dads confronted him on videotape. “I seen an older man, and he was sitting in his car taking photographs. I noticed he had put the camera on my kids,” said Jordan Allen, of Galesburg. “I sat back and watched him take pictures of other women and other kids. At that point I approached him,” he said. The […]


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