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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
  • “Bus boss” says teachers and coaches should be trained to drive small buses

    The small school bus that crashed Thursday morning, February 26 on Interstate 80 is not required to have drivers obtain a commercial drivers license (CDL), and some say the rules need to be tightened. “It’s called an activity bus. An activity bus is basically painted any other color than school bus yellow,” said Evelyn Gay, Transportation Director for the East Moline School system. “Activity buses” are allowed to transport students in groups of 15 or less.  Unlike their yellow school […]

  • Inside new prison in Ft Madison (WQAD Photo)

    No opening date for problem-plagued new Ft. Madison prison

    State lawmakers in Iowa are still asking questions about the problem-plagued new prison in Fort Madison, which was supposed to open more than a year ago.

  • Tom Tovar (WQAD Photo)

    Local woman sues Muscatine and police officer who allegedly raped her

    Amid a pending criminal case against him, a former Muscatine police officer also faces a civil lawsuit in connection with allegations of sexual assault while he was on duty.

  • Committee formed to save Civil War soldier

    Efforts to restore a run-down Civil War monument are moving ahead, with the Village of Carbon Cliff becoming the first big donor. “Just this week on Tuesday, I spoke to the Village President and he and Village Board have donated $5,000 to this project,” said Rock Island County Sheriff’s Lt. Ron Erickson on Friday, February 20. Erickson is enlisting the help of the Rock Island County Historical Society and the Civil War Roundtable-Quad Cities Chapter to help spread awareness about the […]

  • Chicago developer suing over former Case plant land deal

    A Chicago developer has filed a 20 million dollar lawsuit against Former Sen. Mike Jacobs and two other partners in a project involving the former Case-new Holland site in East Moline. Beitler Real Estate claims Jacobs, Dan Murphy, and Mike VanDeHeede of River Eagle Investments, squeezed him out of a 150 million dollar deal involving the site. J.Paul Beitler says River Eagle breached their contract after hiring the commercial real estate firm to develop the site. The lawsuit also claims […]

  • Bluesfest moves to Labor Day weekend

    For 30 years, the Mississippi Valley Bluesfest has been held on Fourth of July weekend in Davenport, but that is changing this year. The Blues Society is announcing a move to Labor Day weekend, after three floods in seven years forced the fest to scramble to find higher and drier ground. The festival will now be held on September 5th and 6th. “It really came down to either a location change or date change”, said member Ellen Clow. The MVBS […]

  • Davenport man sentenced in shooting death of friend

    A Davenport man is headed to prison for shooting his teenaged friend to death, and tearfully apologized to the victim’s family during his sentencing. “I am sorry. Deeply truly sorry for your loss and what has become of that night because I was drinking and smoking weed and did not consider what my actions might cause. I play that night over in my mind,” said Devyn Fix, 29. Judge John Telleen sentenced Fix to a sentence “not to exceed 15 […]

  • Supporters of historic depot are asking for more time to save it

    A bid to try and save Moline's historic train depot is chugging along slowly, and supporters plan to ask the state for more time.

  • Trials could be delayed because money for court reporters is running out in Illinois

    llinois courtrooms may be without court reporters, if a $14-million shortfall is not dealt with by lawmakers.

  • Open Records trial against Davenport wraps up

    City Administrator Craig Malin took the stand Thursday in a lawsuit filed against the City of Davenport and testified he signed a contract without City Council approval at the request of the city’s attorney. “[City Attorney Tom Warner] told me I could and should sign the contract and the council would ratify it afterwards,” Malin said. He also testified that he had a general directive from Mayor Bill Gluba and the City Council to aggressively pursue buying Rhythm  City Casino […]

  • Audit bill a shock to Davenport alderman

    Davenport Alderman Barney Barnhill says he was floored when he found out the city owed $387,000 for an audit in its quest to buy Rhythm City Casino in 2012.

  • Davenport Mayor admits council didn’t sign off on casino contracts first

    Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba took the witness stand in an open records lawsuit and admitted that high-dollar contracts were signed without city council approval.


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