Susan Stephens http://northernpublicradio.org en Federal Judge Roszkowski Remembered As A "Great American" http://northernpublicradio.org/post/federal-judge-roszkowski-remembered-great-american <p>Funeral services for federal judge Stanley Roszkowski are set for Saturday in Rockford. The man who helped establish a permanent federal court in Rockford died Monday at the age of 91.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:56:41 +0000 Susan Stephens 50367 at http://northernpublicradio.org Federal Judge Roszkowski Remembered As A "Great American" Group To Reveal Vision For Rockford Tonight http://northernpublicradio.org/post/group-reveal-vision-rockford-tonight <p>It has taken hundreds of people pulling together at dozens of community meetings to get to this point: tonight, the group “Transform Rockford” will reveal its draft of a vision for the city at <a href="http://transformrockford.org/visionrally14/">a rally at the Coronado Theater</a>, starting at 6:30.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:15:19 +0000 Susan Stephens 50341 at http://northernpublicradio.org Group To Reveal Vision For Rockford Tonight National Hunt For Rockford Man Ends In Wisconsin Car Crash http://northernpublicradio.org/post/national-hunt-rockford-man-ends-wisconsin-car-crash <p>The suspect in two northern Illinois murders is now in police custody in a Wisconsin hospital. Terence Doddy was captured near Beloit after he crashed a car into a tree after a high-speed police chase.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:54:19 +0000 Susan Stephens 50133 at http://northernpublicradio.org National Hunt For Rockford Man Ends In Wisconsin Car Crash State Representative Jefferson Says "It's Time" http://northernpublicradio.org/post/state-representative-jefferson-says-its-time <p>State Representative Chuck Jefferson says he’s retiring because it’s time to let someone younger take on the position. The Democrat held a retirement party of sorts at the State of Illinois building in Rockford’s downtown.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:42:03 +0000 Susan Stephens 50076 at http://northernpublicradio.org State Representative Jefferson Says "It's Time" Jefferson Resigns As Rockford's State Representative http://northernpublicradio.org/post/jefferson-resigns-rockfords-state-representative <p>State Representative Chuck Jefferson surprised constituents and political watchers alike by quietly submitting his resignation. The Rockford Democrat has served in the State House since 2001.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:12:20 +0000 Susan Stephens 50032 at http://northernpublicradio.org Jefferson Resigns As Rockford's State Representative Reveal 3: Investigative Series Tackles Tough Issues Sunday http://northernpublicradio.org/post/reveal-3-investigative-series-tackles-tough-issues-sunday <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The first episode of Reveal prompted congressional hearings. What will the third bring? Find out&nbsp;</span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_432863841" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">on&nbsp;Sunday</span></span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;evening at&nbsp;</span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_432863842" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">6:00 on WNIJ.</span></span></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:26:27 +0000 Susan Stephens 49797 at http://northernpublicradio.org Reveal 3: Investigative Series Tackles Tough Issues Sunday Judge Rejects Fall Ballot Questions; Remap Group Won't Appeal http://northernpublicradio.org/post/judge-rejects-fall-ballot-questions-remap-group-wont-appeal <p>Cook County Judge Mary Mikva&nbsp;ruled today that three signature-driven ballot measures don't meet constitutional requirements and cannot be on this fall's general election ballot.&nbsp;</p><p>Two of the measures call for legislative term limits, and another asks for the formation of an independent commission to oversee the state's political map-drawing process.&nbsp;</p><p>Attorneys for advocates of the term limits measures say they will appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court next week.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:21:05 +0000 Susan Stephens & Guy Stephens 49782 at http://northernpublicradio.org Join Us For A Night Of Storytelling In Rockford http://northernpublicradio.org/post/join-us-night-storytelling-rockford <p>WNIJ is pleased to be a part of the new live storytelling series at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/WeAllConvey">Conveyor in Rockford</a>. This Friday, the theme is Independence Stories:&nbsp; storytellers will weave tales of events that triggered them to assert their individualism. Divorce, adulthood, quitting that terrible job… what sparked YOUR independence?</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:21:50 +0000 Susan Stephens 49692 at http://northernpublicradio.org Join Us For A Night Of Storytelling In Rockford George Lucas Chooses Chicago For Museum Of Narrative Art http://northernpublicradio.org/post/george-lucas-chooses-chicago-museum-narrative-art <p>"Star Wars" creator George Lucas has picked Chicago over San Francisco as the future site of his museum of art and movie memorabilia.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:47:18 +0000 Susan Stephens 49617 at http://northernpublicradio.org George Lucas Chooses Chicago For Museum Of Narrative Art Lessons For Rockford In Federal Reserve's 'Industrial Cities Initiative' http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lessons-rockford-federal-reserves-industrial-cities-initiative <p>Ten industrial cities in the Midwest share lessons in economic recovery in a new report from the Chicago Federal Reserve.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:59:05 +0000 Susan Stephens 49564 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lessons For Rockford In Federal Reserve's 'Industrial Cities Initiative'