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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    Quad City family says they are victim of hate crime, veteran served in 8 tours of duty

    A Quad City family says it is being forced out of their neighborhood, after their home was robbed and vandalized with gasoline or lighter fuel, with a threat their ‘house would burn” next time. Jenny and Tony Cruz and their three daughters moved to a rental trailer home just three months ago in Falcon Farms Trailer Park in Port Byron. Their home was broken into on October 13th, and again on October 17th. “They came in, ripped the screen and […]

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    Victim of drunk driver paying steep price after accident

    Tammy Fuller is glad the drunk driver who hit her will spend a decade in prison, but says she will be paying a price for the rest of her life.

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    Man convicted of 5th DUI gets 12-year prison sentence

    A Quad City man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for driving drunk and hitting an SUV hit on last year in Rock Island County.

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    Guilty verdict in trial of teen charged with murder

    A Quad City teen has been found guilty of murder after two hours of jury deliberations at the Rock Island County courthouse. Lamaree Wilson, 18, was charged with¬† murdering 18-year-old Zach Phillips and wounding 20-year-old Erik Roberson in May of last year. Phillips’ mother said she was satisfied with the verdict, and says Wilson’s age should have no bearing on his sentence. ” I have no empathy for him. He knowingly committed a crime, he’s old enough to know better. […]

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    Survivor says shooter walked up, said nothing, and opened fire

    Survivor Erik Roberson looked at Lamaree Wilson from the witness stand just once, when he identified the teen as the one who shot him. “Are you certain?” asked Rock Island County States Attorney John McGehee. “I’m positive,” he said. Roberson testified Wilson was not a stranger, but a former classmate at United Township High School in East Moline. “Computer class. He used to be an acquaintance,” Roberson said. Roberson testified he dropped out of high school in his senior year, […]

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    QC civil engineer recounts chaos in aftermath of deadly shooting

    A Quad City business owner recounted the frantic minutes after finding himself in the middle of the aftermath of a deadly shooting. Christopher Townsend of Townsend Engineering in Davenport took the witness stand Thursday in the trial of 18-year old LaMaree Wilson. Wilson is accused of opening fire at a car in May of 2015, and killing 18-year- old Zachary Phillips and badly wounding 20-year- old Erik Roberson. Townsend testified he made a wrong turn after visiting a job site […]

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    Friends remember couple shot to death in Davenport home

    Kevin and Donna Freese were killed this week. Police arrested their 20-year old son, Sean Freese, and charged him with first degree murder.

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    Arrests made in baseball bat attack and stabbing, more pending

    Davenport police say they've arrested two people in a fight involving baseball bats and a stabbing on the city's west side late Monday night.

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    Special meeting called to vote on spending $120,000 for theft investigation of Moline city worker

    The Moline City Council has called for a special meeting Friday¬† morning to vote on spending up to $120,000 to investigate claims of theft and misconduct by a city worker. Council members will vote on spending up to $100,000 for a forensic audit, and up to $20,000 to hire outside counsel with the law firm of Lane and Waterman. Alderman John Zelnio says the council believes the outside audit is the best way to prove or disprove the allegations, and […]

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    Sheriff urges voters to pass public safety sales tax increase this fall

    The Sheriff of Rock Island County is making a pitch to voters to pass a proposed half-percent sales tax this fall, calling it a matter of public safety. “This referendum will replace a communications system that is woefully old and inadequate. This referendum will buy squad cars, and body cams, and other equipment for our community safety,” said Sheriff Gerry Bustos, at a press conference Tuesday on the steps of the Justice Center in Rock Island. “This referendum will prevent […]

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    Man wins fight against paying support for another man’s child

    A simple DNA test is not enough to exonerate a man if he is the husband.

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    Clerk with hammer thwarts sixth robbery in five years at local gas station

    A store clerk with a hammer thwarted an armed robbery at a Quad City convenience store, and was caught on tape. The store owner of America’s Gas on Brady Street in Davenport says he is upset his store has become a target, with six armed robberies in five years. “I’m upset, but what can I do?,” said owner Ranbir Thakeur. On Tuesday night, two men entered the store in hoodies. One of the men walked around the counter, swearing and […]