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5:28 am
Tue May 10, 2011

Redistricting at the Local Level

DeKalb – DeKalb County Clerk John Acardo discusses how his office will assist the County Board in redistricting. He spoke with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.

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4:44 am
Tue May 10, 2011

Tri-State Alliance and Rail

Rockford, IL – Illinois is getting another large chunk of federal funding for high-speed rail. The 268-million dollar grant announced Monday will be used to purchase locomotives and passenger cars capable of handling high-speed travel.

But northern Illinois is still a long way from moving rail passengers at speeds exceeding 200 or even 100 miles per hour. That was one of a number of transportation subjects at yesterday's Tri-State Alliance Summit in Rockford. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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WNIJ News
12:26 pm
Mon May 9, 2011

Residence Police Officer Program

WNIJ news – A successful community policing effort in one Northern Illinois city might come to fruition in another community looking to improve some its neighborhoods. WNIJ's Mike Moen has more:

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WNIJ News
6:59 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Byron Marine's mother reacts to bin Laden death

Illinois – The death of Osama bin Laden comes at a time when Byron residents Kirk and Gretchen Catherwood continue to mourn the loss of their son Alec, a 19-year-old Marine Lance Corporal assigned as a rifleman to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was killed in combat Afghanistan last fall.

WNIJ's Mike Moen asked his mother where she was when she first heard that Osama bin Laden had died and what she felt at that moment.

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WNIJ News
8:23 am
Mon May 2, 2011

Congressional reaction to death of bin Laden

WNIJ news – Members of Illinois' Congressional delegation are reacting to the death of Osama bin Laden. WNIJ's Mike Moen has more:

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WNIJ News
9:19 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Daniel Choi at NIU

WNIJ news – A prominent activist paid a visit to Northern Illinois University this week. Former Army National Guard Lieutenant, Daniel Choi, discussed the repeal of the military's ban on gays. WNIJ's Caitlin Ketel has more:

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WNIJ News
7:54 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Hultgren discusses feedback on budget plan

WNIJ news – Members of Congress are back in their home districts. In some states, they're hearing from angry constituents who are voicing their displeasure with the budget plan being pushed by House Republicans. Freshman GOP Congressman, Randy Hultgren, is hosting town hall meetings for voters in Illinois' 14th district. He spoke with WNIJ's Mike Moen:

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WNIJ News
4:46 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Healthy dining trends for college students

WNIJ news – NIU survey aims to inform students about eating healthy when dining out. WNIJ's Mike Moen has more:

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12:08 pm
Thu April 21, 2011

"Kite Runner" in, "Tea" out at Elgin

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WNIJ News
8:49 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Redistricting hearing

WNIJ news – The buzzword is "transparency" at a state-wide series of redistricting hearings. On Tuesday, a panel of Illinois House members hosted one of these meetings in Rockford. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports:

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