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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
  • Traffic ticket “quotas” bill heads to Illinois House

    A new law to keep police departments in Illinois from targeting drivers to make money for cash-strapped cities is set to be voted on in the House.

  • Listen: 911 tapes released from Mississippi River boating accident

    Sally Jo Slocum reached a Rock Island County Sheriff's Department dispatcher when she called 911 from a boat that was stranded and taking on water on the Mississippi River.

  • Parents of teen killed in hit and run buy billboards to solicit tips

    Billboards are up to try and solicit new tips in the case of a 17-year old boy killed in a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 88 in March. The parents of Emilio Perez are hoping the signs offering a $10,000 dollar reward pay off in their search for answers of what happened that night. See full coverage of the hit-and-run — click here. “We don’t know what happened that evening, why somebody chose to drive away and still choosing not to […]

  • Anti-bullying bill a no go in Iowa

    The Iowa Legislature wrapped up its spring 2014 session without passing an anti-bullying bill, a top priority of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.

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    Pet shop owners say puppy mill bill punishes wrong people

    Lawmakers are considering a controversial bill that would make Illinois the first state to require pet shops to only sell animals acquired from animal shelters, not from commercial breeders.

  • One man airlifted to Iowa City in road rage incident

    Moline police say they are still investigating a road rage incident that sent one man to an Iowa City hospital. It happened at 7th Avenue and 15th Street on Thursday just after noon. Police say words were exchanged between two motorists, punches thrown, and one man was found lying in the street unconscious. He was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. His condition has not been released. “There was a man lying down in the […]

  • County employee accuses board member of workplace bullying

    A longtime Rock Island County employee says a county board member is a "workplace bully," after he publicly questioned some financial practices, including how much money she made in comp time.

  • Town-hall type meeting on teen suicides set for Tuesday

    Community leaders in Davenport are asking for a call to action after a string of teen suicides in Scott County over the past year. Mayor Bill Gluba announced plans for a community-wide town hall type meeting to address the issue with school officials, educators, police, students and parents. “Davenport and the Quad Cities are not immune from these tragedies and government at all levels must do more to combat this growing epidemic,” said Gluba at a news conference at City […]

  • Police have “persons of interest” in razor blade playground case, investigation ongoing

    Investigators in East Moline say they are making slow, but steady progress in catching the culprit or culprits who glued razor blades to playground equipment.

  • Company accused of “hostage-taking” door-to-door sales has “F” rating

    A Quad City-area company that sells Kirby vacuum cleaners door-to-door is being accused of "hostage-taking" like practices and has an "F" rating with the Better Business Bureau.

  • Police called over “aggressive” door to door sales

    A Quad City family is urging people to beware of what they call “aggressive” door-to-door sales people canvassing some local neighborhoods now that the weather is heating up. “They’re relentless in their sales pitch,” said Marcia Allen. “Once they’re in, they’re not leaving.” Allen’s mom, Margaret Baker, answered the door one day and was asked by a young woman if she wanted her carpet cleaned for free. Before she knew it, three men were inside the home trying to sell […]

  • Residents say “mystery” odor is making them sick

    Some residents at a Davenport apartment complex for seniors say a mystery odor is making them sick. A chemical-like smell in some parts of Walsh Hall at Marycrest Senior Housing started about three weeks ago. “I get dizzy, I get nauseated, my eyes burn. Only in this building,” said resident Mary Bognar, who went to the emergency room Thursday after feeling out of sorts. “It’s either a chemical or some kind of a gas leak,” she said. Her cousin Sharon […]

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