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WNIJ News
2:03 am
Fri July 10, 2009

Social service layoffs mapped

Rockford, IL – Illinois lawmakers head back to Springfield to try to resolve the state budget stalemate. Meanwhile, social service agencies are reacting to the budget limbo by laying off employees and cutting programs. Now, one organization is trying to keep track of the rapidly-evolving mess by mapping those cuts. WNIJ's Susan Stephens explains.

Web Link: Tracking The State Budget Fallout

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WNIJ News
1:09 am
Fri July 10, 2009

Changes in state board overseeing hospital construction

DeKalb, IL – The state board in charge of hospital construction is now under construction itself. W-N-I-J's Christopher Hosken reports.

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WNIJ News
7:23 pm
Wed July 1, 2009

Federal courthouse in Rockford progresses

Rockford, IL – A new federal courthouse in downtown Rockford is taking shape on the city's skyline. It's expected to improve life for those who work in federal courtrooms: some also think it could help revitalize the area. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports.

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1:00 am
Tue June 30, 2009

Illinois Health Facilities Board might be abolished

DeKalb, IL – Whether or not the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board is abolished this Wednesday is now in the hands of the governor. W-N-I-J's Christopher Hosken reports.

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WNIJ News
4:02 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Survey: Most Illinois gay middle and high school students harassed

DeKalb, IL – A just-released study says most all gay middle and high school students in Illinois are bullied by fellow classmates. Anecdotal evidence shows the discrimination doesn't end with a diploma. W-N-I-J's Christopher Hosken reports:

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WNIJ News
7:18 pm
Thu June 25, 2009

Budget cuts could impede law enforcement

DeKalb, IL – Law enforcement officials are adding their voices to the debate over the Illinois state budget. They say the proposed cuts to social services would make it more difficult to fight and prevent crime. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports:

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WNIJ News
8:40 pm
Mon June 22, 2009

DeKalb County approves wind farm

DeKalb County Board member Paul Stoddard (left) voted in favor of the wind farm. DeKalb County Board member Mark Todd (right) voted against it.
Andrew Mitchell

DeKalb, IL – Passions ran high when the DeKalb County Board gave the go-ahead to a proposed wind farm. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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WNIJ News
6:43 pm
Mon June 22, 2009

Demand's up at the Northern Illinois Food Bank

Machesney Park, IL – As the recession continues, many charity organizations have seen a big increase in the number of people they serve. WNIJ's Andy Mitchell spent time at the Northern Illinois Food Bank's mobile pantry to find out how they are weathering the troubled times.

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WNIJ News
5:53 am
Thu June 18, 2009

Hundreds rally In Sycamore to protest state budget

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WNIJ News
5:40 am
Thu June 11, 2009

Analysts with Moody's rate NIU

DeKalb, IL – Analysts with the credit rating service Moody's recently reaffirmed Northern Illinois University's A-2 score. On a 21-notch scale, N-I-U's A-2 is the sixth best and considered a good rating. W-N-I-J's Christopher Hosken picked over Moody's report and then spoke with one of its' many authors, N-I-U's main finance and facilities operations person, Bob Albanese.

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