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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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WNIJ News
1:48 am
Tue June 2, 2009

Conversation about proton centers shifts

DeKalb, IL – In recent months, conversation about the pair of proton treatment centers being built in DuPage county has shifted. Before, talk was of bulldozers, financing, and which of the two would be finished first. But today, it's all about the state board overseeing the projects. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken explains why.

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WNIJ News
6:17 pm
Tue May 12, 2009

Rochelle Choir concert Holocaust remembrance

Rochelle, Il – This school year, the Rochelle Township High School Choir had to learn more than just the notes on the page. As WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports, the May 12th concert was the culmination of a year-long collaborative effort among students and faculty.

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WNIJ News
9:39 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

NIU expert: Chicago ready for pandemic

DeKalb, IL – Dennis Cesarotti teaches disaster preparedness at NIU. He also helped Chicago's public health department plan for a bird flu pandemic. Cesarotti tells WNIJ's Dan Klefstad that Chicago's plan will help it cope with any flu pandemic, including H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu).

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WNIJ News
7:21 am
Fri April 24, 2009

Donate Life

DeKalb, IL – "Donate Life" Month is almost over, but organ donation proponents haven't given up yet. In DeKalb this week, ceremonies were held at NIU, Kishwaukee Hospital, and the drivers license facility to honor people who have pledged to donate their organs. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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WNIJ News
7:16 am
Fri April 24, 2009

NIU's Guitarist-in-Residence Hall

DeKalb, IL – Music fans might recognize the name Michael Gulezian. He's performed his solo acoustic guitar music on public radio programs like "A Prairie Home Companion," "World Cafe," and "Echoes." But you may not know that for the past eight years, he's been spending time with students at Northern Illinois University's Fine Arts House, giving advice and getting inspiration in return. WNIJ's Andy Mitchell has this story.

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WNIJ News
7:15 am
Fri April 24, 2009

NIU and Cambodian genocide

DeKalb, IL – When the communist movement called the Khmer Rouge took over the South Asian country of Cambodia in the mid 1970s, it led to one of the worst genocides of the 20th century. Now, five of the movement's leaders are finally being put on trial, and as Andy Mitchell reports, it's thanks, in part, to people at NIU.

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WNIJ News
5:14 am
Mon April 6, 2009

Candidates for Rockford Mayor

Rockford, IL – Rockford voters will decide which of four candidates for mayor they want to lead their city through these difficult economic times. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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WNIJ News
5:05 am
Mon April 6, 2009

Candidates for DeKalb Mayor

DeKalb, IL – DeKalb's mayoral race is ending. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken asked the three candidates about the issue on everybody's mind: the economy.

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WNIJ News
5:24 am
Wed March 18, 2009

Rockford's next school superintendent

Rockford, IL – The likely next superintendent of Rockford Public Schools is heading back home to Louisiana, but says she'll return soon to learn about the community. Dr. LaVonne Sheffield wrapped up three days of schools tours and meetings with parents, teachers, and community leaders. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with her.

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