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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    Man who secretly taped people undressing in tanning rooms sentenced

    A Quad City man who secretly taped people in tanning rooms at an area gym is headed to jail, but not for long. Trent Hamer was sentenced Wednesday afternoon to just 90 days in the Rock Island County Jail. At his sentencing, prosecutors said they could prove Hamer had placed two video cameras in two rooms at Planet Fitness in Moline last year, but one camera malfunctioned, and  he was arrested before he was able to retrieve the naked images […]

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    Battered three-year old tells family, authorities about alleged abuse

    Samantha Emert says she was working on third shift when her boyfriend called to say her three year old had taken a fall. “He had told me she had tripped and fallen on a cement step. At first, I believed him”, said Emert. When she returned home from work, she found her daughter’s face swollen, bruised, and battered, with red marks on her neck and back. Something wasn’t right. “She had marks on her neck, face, you could tell something […]

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    North Scott looking at propane powered school buses

    Some area school districts are looking at fueling up at the propane pump to save money. Buses at North Scott High School run on diesel now, but may be powered by propane, if board members approve the plan next month. “When you look at the cost savings of a propane bus, we figure over its lifetime, just around $22,000 in savings in a 12 year period. Per bus. That’s very attractive to us,” said Superintendent Joe Stutting. Propane is about […]

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    Family friend remembers victim in deadly street racing crash

    Erma Mooberry was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, looking forward to another great grandchild due in February.

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    17-year old pleads guilty in Moline murder

    A 17-year- old from Moline has plead guilty to pulling the trigger in a murder last May. LaMaree Wilson-Neulieb went before Judge Mike Meersman today, admitting to opening fire at a car in broad daylight at 53rd Street and 4th Avenue in Moline on May 20, 2015. Zachary Phillips, 18, died in the shooting.  Eric Roberson, 20, was seriously wounded, but lived. Today’s guilty plea guarantees that Wilson-Neulieb receive no more than 60 years in prison. “I’m glad he’s owned […]

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    Owner of “Neat Stuff” in Davenport says Harrison construction is killing her business

    A small business owner in Davenport says construction on Harrison Street is killing her business and she may have to close her doors after 8 years. “I’m really suffering,” said Mary Augustine, owner of Neat Stuff. “In a month and a half my revenues have gone down 80 percent. In fact, I’m not making my rent, I’m only doing 20-30 dollars a day,” she said. The shop is filled with art, antiques, collectibles, and furniture. Just last week she says, […]

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    IDOT says state can’t afford to move historic train depot

    A longtime fight to save the historic train depot on River Drive in Moline appears to be over. The Illinois Department of Transportation says due to budget cuts, it will not help pay to move the old train station, which preservationists have battled to save for close to 8 years. The depot is in the way of a new I-74 bridge, and according to a letter from IDOT, is now expected to be torn down in the summer of 2016. […]

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    Crumbling John Deere retaining wall on track to be replaced

    The Moline City Council is expected to vote in November to finalize hiring a Bettendorf firm to build a new wall around the John Deere Mansion. The retaining wall has been crumbling for years, and parts of it have fallen onto the sidewalk and street. When it rains, mud slides down the hill onto 12th street below. The price tag is just over $500,000. The city will be on the hook for $300,000, a former owner of the property will […]

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    Ex-sheriff and city settle over condemned house

    A property dispute involving an ex-sheriff and the city of Silvis has been resolved, but details aren’t being released. The settlement is secret. City officials say they signed a confidentiality agreement this month with former Rock Island County Sheriff Mike Huff over a condemned house he owns at 151 12th Street. The city had tried for years to get Huff to repair the house, deeming it “unsafe for human occupancy” and issued citations and fines. Huff failed to pay the […]

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    Pair accused of beating elderly dog with boxing gloves

    Arrest warrants have been issued for two Moline men accused of beating an elderly dog in the face with boxing gloves. Police pulled up to a house on 38th Street and 10th Avenue on Saturday, looking into a report by neighbors that a dog was being beaten, and found Bear, a Chow-mix, bleeding badly from his eye area. “The neighbors reported they saw two individuals beating the dog with boxing gloves. And after they were asked to stop they continued […]

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    County board hears plan for property tax hike

    New Rock Island County administrator Dave Ross says after crunching the numbers, a property tax hike is the best solution to boost the counties IMRF and FICA reserves. If not, the county will have to borrow money for every payroll between December 2015 and July 2016 to cover the payments. Ross is proposing a 16.8 percent increase in the levy to boost reserves to prevent that from happening. “It’s been 18 years. Had we been doing it over the  years, […]

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    Murdered man’s family still looking for answers a decade later

    A Quad City family is still looking for answers in a ten-year- old murder mystery. George Lister of East Moline went missing on October 15, 2005. His body was found three weeks later in a wooded area near Interstate 280 and Route 92.  No one has ever been arrested. “The person needs to be taken off the street, ten years of being free. It’s unacceptable”, said Crystal Desmond, Lister’s grandaughter. Family members are now renewing a call for answers and […]


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