WNIJ http://northernpublicradio.org en Thanks for Your Support! http://northernpublicradio.org/post/thanks-your-support-0 <p>WNIJ listeners contributed more than $75,000 over the last week.&nbsp; Thanks so much to the more than 644 people who called in during the Spring Membership Campaign.&nbsp;</p><p>And, welcome to 152 new WNIJ members!</p><p>If you were unable to make your pledge during the week; you can still <a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/wnij/sus/form.pledgemain">make a pledge now</a>. Your support makes the in-depth news and intelligent talk possible!</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:22:59 +0000 WNIJ 8543 at http://northernpublicradio.org Thanks for Your Support! Dinner and the RSO is SOLD OUT http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dinner-and-rso-sold-out <p><strong>Thanks to all the friends of WNIJ and Classical WNIU who are joining us for "Abreo and the RSO"!</strong></p><p>Please try to save the date for next year's event!</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:49:00 +0000 WNIJ 4781 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dinner and the RSO is SOLD OUT Quinn Vetoes Gambling Expansion Bill http://northernpublicradio.org/post/quinn-vetoes-gambling-expansion-bill <p>Gov. Pat Quinn waited until the last minute to act on a plan that would have given Illinois five new casinos – including one in Rockford – and allowed slot machines at horse race tracks.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.rockfordil.gov/mayors-office/mayor-morrissey%27s-biography.aspx">Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey</a>&nbsp;expressed disappointment at the veto but was optimistic that a Rockford-based casino could be approved in the November veto session.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:37:53 +0000 WNIJ 17468 at http://northernpublicradio.org Quinn Vetoes Gambling Expansion Bill Pledge Now! It's WNIJ's End Of The Year Membership Campaign! http://northernpublicradio.org/post/pledge-now-its-wnijs-end-year-membership-campaign <p></p><p><strong>Now's the time to make your tax-deductible year-end contribution and support your source for NPR news and intelligent talk!</strong> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 06:03:00 +0000 WNIJ 3407 at http://northernpublicradio.org Pledge Now! It's WNIJ's End Of The Year Membership Campaign! Attorneys File Motions in Curl Case http://northernpublicradio.org/post/attorneys-file-motions-curl-case <p>Attorneys have filed additional motions in the case of the man accused of killing Northern Illinois University student&nbsp; "Toni" Keller. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:03:34 +0000 WNIJ 20284 at http://northernpublicradio.org Attorneys File Motions in Curl Case Students Struggling to Pay for College Without State Support http://northernpublicradio.org/post/students-struggling-pay-college-without-state-support <p class="yiv601806670MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_5_1351068884156_413"><span id="yui_3_7_2_5_1351068884156_412" style="font-family:Helvetica; ">More than 150,000 <span class="yshortcuts cs4-visible" id="lw_1351068815_0">college students</span> were left without financial help this spring when Illinois ran out of money for MAP Grants. For some students, <a href="http://www.isac.org/students/during-college/types-of-financial-aid/grants/monetary-award-program.html" target="_blank">MAP Grants </a>are the only thing keeping them in school. </span><br> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:56:54 +0000 WNIJ 20283 at http://northernpublicradio.org Students Struggling to Pay for College Without State Support Mose Allison at Elgin Community College - CANCELED!! http://northernpublicradio.org/post/mose-allison-elgin-community-college-canceled <P><SPAN>WNIJ regrets that Mose Allison's appearance at Elgin Community College, originally set for Saturday, November 3rd, has been canceled.&nbsp;Mose has cut back his performance schedule due to the advice of his physicians.&nbsp;A spokesperson for the Allison family states that he was looking forward to his Elgin performance and sincerely regrets the cancelation, but at this time his physicians have suggested that he limit his performance schedule.&nbsp;More information, including details about ticket refunds and exchanges, is available through <A href="http://elgin.edu/community.aspx?id=1 Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:14:46 +0000 WNIJ 20235 at http://northernpublicradio.org Mose Allison at Elgin Community College - CANCELED!! Voting Power: Ballot Measure on Electricity Aggregation http://northernpublicradio.org/post/voting-power-ballot-measure-electricity-aggregation <p class="yiv1895038849MsoNormal" style=""><span style="font-size:12.0pt;">Municipal aggregation when it comes to electricity took a while to catch on.&nbsp; Now, it is on the ballot in about 200 communities, including in rural areas of <a href="http://www.pluginillinois.org/MunicipalAggregationList.aspx" target="_blank">LaSalle County</a>. </span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;">Businesses and households can become their customers individually. But with voters' approval, communities can also do it collectively for residents.&nbsp; There are now 30 alternative suppliers. </span> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:07:54 +0000 WNIJ 20227 at http://northernpublicradio.org Voting Power: Ballot Measure on Electricity Aggregation 'Coffee Fund' Latest: Eight NIU Employees Placed on Administrative Leave http://northernpublicradio.org/post/coffee-fund-latest-eight-niu-employees-placed-administrative-leave <p>Northern Illinois University has placed eight employees&nbsp;facing charges as a result of the 'coffee fund'&nbsp;investigation on administrative leave.&nbsp; NIU said the action came "after a thorough review of state civil service statutes and regulations as well as university employment policies and practices."&nbsp; The employees will continue to draw their regular salary while investigations into the fund&nbsp;by the NIU Police Department and the DeKalb&nbsp;County State's Attorney&nbsp;continue.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:24:00 +0000 WNIJ 19937 at http://northernpublicradio.org 'Coffee Fund' Latest: Eight NIU Employees Placed on Administrative Leave Northern Public Radio's Interim Director Made Permanent http://northernpublicradio.org/post/northern-public-radios-interim-director-made-permanent <p>Northern Public Radio’s interim Director and General Manager is now permanent.&nbsp; Staci Hoste succeeds Tim Emmons, who died last February.&nbsp; She’ll continue to lead WNIJ, Classical WNIU and NIRIS, a reading service for the visually impaired.&nbsp; Hoste joined the organization in 2008 as its Development Director, or chief fundraiser.&nbsp; She says raising money will remain a priority for her.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:35:00 +0000 WNIJ & Dan Klefstad 20162 at http://northernpublicradio.org Northern Public Radio's Interim Director Made Permanent