WNIJ news – The man accused in a DeKalb County cold case has agreed to return to Illinois to face charges. At a court hearing in Seattle Wedneaday morning, Jack McCullough waived his right to fight extradition. His stepdaughter, Janey O'Connor, says the sooner he gets back to Illinios, the sooner he can clear his name. The 71-year-old McCullough was recently arrested for the 1957 murder of Maria Ridulph. The young girl was found dead several months after she was abducted near her Sycamore home.
WNIJ news – Political observers have called Illinois 8th District Congressman, Joe Walsh, one of the most active members of the freshman class that came into office in the 2010 elections. The Republican also unabashedly counts himself a member of the Tea Party movement. WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke with Walsh about some of the Congressman's initiatives:
WNIJ news – Illinois Republicans have been vocal about their opposition to the state's new congressional map. They have threatened to take legal action to prevent the map from becoming final. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports, such a move appears imminent:
DeKalb – The author of a book about presidential pardons discusses the potential for clemency for former Governor George Ryan, now that his wife has died. Author and political scientist P.S. Ruckman talks with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.
WNIJ – The summer season is in full swing, and that means many teenagers are trying earn some extra cash. But, the job market remains tough, especially for teens. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports, Illinois is no exception: