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Gov. Rauner Promotes Illinois Universities and Infrastructure During Japan Trip

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is in Japan to promote the state’s universities and transportation infrastructure in hopes of attracting businesses. Rauner had repeatedly asserted that the state’s political system is broken - and that hurts the state’s business climate. Speaking from Tokyo last night, Rauner said one Japanese company looking to grow in Illinois considers local property taxes to be a hindrance. "They were excited to hear that because they’d like to invest and grow in Illinois, but...

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DeKalb, IL – We begin a ten-part series on the issues in the U.S. Senate race and where the candidates stand on them. We start with the Republicans. WNIJ's Susan Stephens introduces us to the candidates, and they explain why they think they deserve to represent their party in the Fall Election.

DeKalb, IL – The eight Illinois Republicans running for U-S Senate told us why they want their party's nomination. Today, they're sharing their priorities.

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Sycamore, IL – A watchdog group has been keeping tabs on the circuit court judges that hear domestic violence cases in DeKalb County. They recently unveiled the results in their first report.

Sycamore, IL – Jail officials are trying to keep the peace at the overcrowded DeKalb County Jail. They hope that this spring, voters will approve a sales tax increase to fund a planned expansion.

Carpentersville, IL – This academic year, the Carpentersville school district has a tight budget, smaller staff and fewer programs because a referendum failed last spring. A student films the effects of the change, and gets local reaction for a documentary he's producing.

DeKalb – DeKalb author Amy Timberlake sat down with WNIJ's Chris Lehman to discuss her first children's book, "The Dirty Cowboy". The book is set in the desert southwest, and is based on a story that has been passed down through her family for several generations.

Creston, IL – Some newspapers are proud of their longevity. But as WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports, one local paper is so new, it's catching the people it covers somewhat off guard.

DeKalb, IL – During bad economic times college enrollment usually goes up. This fall, figures at Northern Illinois University showed this trend. The university saw a surge in minority enrollment, particularly among Latinos. But there's a strong chance the Latino students will not complete their degrees. Some school officials are working to stop this phenomenon.


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