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5:30 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Green Party Candidates Won't Appear On Ballot

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Candidates from the Illinois Green Party will not appear on the November ballot.

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NIU
5:04 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

NIU Move-In Day: 4,000 Students Moving Into Dorms On Friday

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Tomorrow is Move-In Day at NIU. 4,000 students are expected to move into their dorms throughout the day.

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Mortgage Crisis
1:14 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Illinois Gets A Cut Of The Bank Of America Settlement

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$300,000,000. That's Illinois' share of the nearly $17-billion national settlement with Bank of America.

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Spencer Tracy Film Festival
6:30 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Guess Whose Movies Are Back In Freeport

1918 family photo shows (l to r) Carroll Tracy, Carrie Tracy & Spencer Tracy. Carroll was Spencer's younger brother; Carrie was his mother.
Stephenson County Historical Society

The 1933 film "Man's Castle" stars Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young. It's a lesser-known Tracy flick about a homeless woman who falls for his gruff character.

The movie will be shown during this weekend's third annual Spencer Tracy Film Festival at Freeport's Lindo Theatre.  

Why Freeport? Festival organizer Ed Finch says there's a link.

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Local
6:28 am
Thu August 21, 2014

New Report Sheds Light On Hunger In Northern Illinois

A new study says 1 in 7 Americans are turning to food banks. The findings come in a national report that also breaks down regional numbers.

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Politics
5:47 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Quinn, Rauner Agree To 3 Debates

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The Illinois candidates for governor have agreed to three debates, all of which will take place in October.

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Illinois Renewable Energy Fair
5:31 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Can Your Town Get By With Locally Owned Renewable Energy?

Solar panels near the Rockford Airport.
Credit Frank Dyke / WNIJ

The 13th annual Illinois Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair is this weekend at the Ogle County Fairgrounds. 

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-Illinois
5:26 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Quinn Signs Law Requiring Concussion Training

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Illinois high school coaches and athletic directors now must take a training course on preventing and recognizing concussions.

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-Illinois
12:24 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Could Illinois National Guard Be Called To Ferguson?

Credit Illinois National Guard

Missouri's governor has brought in the National Guard to help to help deal with rioting in Ferguson, outside of St. Louis. Protests that erupted there over the Aug. 9 police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, African American teenager, have frequently turned violent.

When there's an extreme emergency, Illinois National Guard units have gone to other states to help. Thousands of troops were sent to New Orleans, following Hurricane Katrina, for example.

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Education
7:36 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Nicklas Will Leave NIU This Fall

Bill Nicklas

A top administrator at Northern Illinois University is stepping down. Bill Nicklas' retirement takes effect November 1st.

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