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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
  • Judge rejects plea deal in elderly neglect death case

    A Davenport man who admitted neglecting his elderly mother who died weighing 79 pounds has taken back his guilty plea after a judge rejected probation as punishment. Donald Bohling plead guilty in March to adult abuse in exchange for five years probation in connection with the death of his mother, Marilyn Bohling. He lived in her home and was her primary caretaker. At his sentencing Thursday, the judge said he was going to recommend prison rather than probation, and Bohling […]

  • Taxpayers United: Illinois taxpayers subsidizing six-figure pensions

    A group calling for reform says taxpayer-supported pensions create millionaires out of government employees in Illinois.

  • Police: Panhandlers a problem in Bettendorf, new ordinance discussed

    The city of Bettendorf is looking at cracking down on panhandlers.

  • Judge says Illinois State police investigators not credible in case against ex-cop

    A judge says he doesn’t believe that Illinois State Police investigators are telling the whole truth about their interrogation of a former Aledo policeman. In an unusual move, Judge Richard Zimmer agreed to throw out statements made by the officer about an alleged relationship with a teenaged girl, granting a motion to suppress by the defense. “They didn’t tell him he had the right to remain silent, that he had a right to an attorney. He was illegally detained and […]

  • Ex-school worker who secretly videotaped more than 100 little girls sentenced to 30 years

    A former school worker is headed to prison for 30 years for secretly videotaping more than 100 little girls using the bathroom at a Davenport grade school. Ian Dishon Isabel asked the judge for leniency, but was given the maximum sentence under federal guidelines. Isabel was in charge of the after-school program at Hayes. “We trusted this man with our children on a daily basis. Before school, after school. In the summer programs. He took them on field trips. He […]

  • Sheriff’s Department looking into claims of alleged teacher abuse

    A teacher who has been court-ordered to stay away from two of his students is now the subject of a criminal investigation by the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department. A no-contact order remains in effect against Sherrard High School teacher and coach Corey Terwilliger, after students Kaysyee Haley and Isabelle Ausdale, both 18, went before a judge this week with claims of inappropriate and abusive behavior. Terwilliger has been on paid leave since April 13th, while the school conducts an […]

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    Sherrard students file, judge issues no contact order against their teacher

    A Rock Island County judge has approved¬† a no contact order filed by two Sherrard High School students who say they have been the target of ongoing verbal and physical abuse by their teacher and advisor. The teacher, Corey Terwilliger, has been placed on paid leave by the district, pending the results of an internal investigation. “He has been really abusive towards me, it’s made my year, a personal nightmare,” says Isabelle Ausdale. The 18- year-old is an officer in […]

  • Parents file response to Sherrard School District appeal in service dog case

    The parents of a little girl involved in a legal dispute over her service dog have filed a response in federal court, after the Sherrard School District decided to appeal the case. Colin and Brandi McGuire are asking the federal court to stick with a state hearing officer’s original ruling, which found the district failed to¬† provide a fair and free education for their daughter Kelsey, who has epilepsy. The district filed an appeal in February. The McGuires filed a […]

  • Little boy with epilepsy hoping for service dog to help with seizures

    Noah Stone likes Power Rangers and puppy dogs, he’s a giggling little boy who is happy, but not entirely healthy. “He was diagnosed with epilepsy the day after his fifth birthday,” said his mom, Taylor Stone. Severe seizures means that Noah must wear a helmet now almost every waking hour. The seizures drop him backwards on his little head, without warning. He’s been to the emergency room a couple of times, there have been some bad falls. “When he falls, […]

  • Sherrard Superintendent defends decision to appeal service dog dispute

    The Superintendent of Sherrard is defending the school district’s decision to continue fighting a decision in a dispute over a service dog, even though legal costs continue to mount. However, Dr. Samuel Light says there’s been a rush to judgement in the court of public opinion in the case. He says the district tried to settle the case as per a state hearing officer’s ruling, but says the other side rejected its offer. “If they don’t accept the offer, then […]

  • Testimony opens in deadly drunk driving case

    The trial of a Quad City man accused of killing two people in a drunk driving accident is underway. Kai Miller is charged with homicide by vehicle in the deaths of Andy Adams and Danny DeBacker. He’s accused of smashing his vehicle into another car on Brady Street last September, driving drunk and going about 70 mph in a 35 mph zone, after a night of drinking in downtown Davenport. “I had no idea what was going on, the next […]

  • Legal fees for taxpayers mount in Sherrard service dog dispute

    A local school district is headed to court again over a dispute involving a nine year old student and her service dog. Colin and Brandi McGuire sued over concerns the way the Sherrard School District was treating their epileptic daughter Kelsey McGuire and her service dog Jasper, under the Individuals with Disabilities Act. The district lost the case in December after a State Board of Education hearing officer ruled in favor of the little girl and her parents, ruling the […]


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