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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.

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    Under-aged girl calls out coach’s sexting as “weird” and “illegal”

    Police say complaints from two parents lead to an investigation into a Quad City coach and former baseball standout sexting underage girls.

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    Family wants charges against man who ran stop sign and killed Abingdon mother of two

    ABINGDON, Illinois – A Knox County family is appealing to police and  prosecutors to get tougher on a man who ran a stop sign and killed a 40-year old woman on her way home from work. Liz Dechow was a loving wife, mother of two, a  daughter, and a nurse.  On January 4th, 2016, a man named Ron Pashcal  ran his truck  through a stop sign onto Route 41. He crashed into Dechow’s car, pushing the vehicle into an oncoming […]

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    Woman says she faked cancer for years to support heroin habit

    A Quad City woman, who admits she pretended to have cancer to bilk an elderly man out of $133,000, says most of the money went to support her heroin and crack cocaine habit.

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    Access to medical cannabis still slow going in the Quad Cities

    Patients in the Quad Cities area who want medical marijuana prescriptions are still having a tough time finding doctors who write them.

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    Rock Island mom of accused killer says her heart breaks for victim’s mom

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois- The mother of a Rock Island teenager accused  of murder tonight says her heart breaks for the mother of the young man who was shot to death. “I think that drugs, guns, and violence are taking over our community and right now, I’m going to stand by my son because that’s what a mother does. But, I am so deeply saddened for the mother who lost her child. I just couldn’t imagine”, said Nikki Carr, the mother […]

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    Rock Island dog fighting suspects in court on drug charges

    Two men, arrested during an investigation into a dog fighting ring, appeared before a judge Tuesday on state drug charges.

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    17-year old wanted for murder headed back to Rock Island County

    ROCK ISLAND, Illinois-A 17-year old  captured in Ohio on murder charges is headed back to Rock Island County to appear in court Wednesday. Kire Carr of Rock Island was arrested in Columbus last Thursday, and will be extradited to the Quad Cities for a 1pm court hearing. Carr is accused of killing 15-year old Jescie Armstrong, who was shot in the head. Rock Island County States Attorney John McGehee says Carr will be charged with first degree murder and will […]

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    Weekend walk puts spotlight on 22 veterans who die by suicide a day

    MILAN, Illinois – A Quad City man is hoping the community supports this weekend’s Veteran’s Awareness Walk 22. “22 means that 22 veterans daily commit suicide in the United States, that’s a fact”, said Rick Schomer. Schomer is holding the walk this Saturday, April 30th at 10 am in Milan. He is a former marine. “I’m one of those veterans, it was very stressful for me to transition out of the Marine Corps,” he said. Registration and donations can be […]

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    Illinois man who spent 22 years in prison for murders he didn’t commit starts life over

    An Illinois man, wrongly convicted for a double murder he didn't commit, says he thought about suicide while behind bars but he didn't want to hurt his loved ones.

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    Muscatine bluesman remembers jamming with Prince from the early days

    MUSCATINE, Iowa- A Quad Cities bluesman is remembering the early days with Prince on the Minneapolis music scene. Related: Prince dies at age 57  “He was a great guy. He was a genius. It’s a sad world today, losing that cat,” said Ernie Peniston of Muscatine. Peniston recalled jamming with a young Prince and Morris Day at a Minneapolis club on New Years Eve in 1980. He still has a tape of it, which he has never released. “He hung out with […]

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    Skull recovered in human remains found on Big Island

    Investigators are hoping testing will reveal the identify of human remains found on Big Island in Milan.

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    Parents say picking up tab for pepper spray medical bills unfair

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Davenport police say no criminal charges will be filed at this time in connection with a pepper spray incident at a local middle school, because they don’t know who did it. “Based on the inability to identify the student who released the pepper spray in the cafeteria, no criminal charges can be pursued at this time,” according to a news release dated April 15th from the police department. Related: Pepper spray sends students to hospital from Williams Intermediate […]


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