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7:36 am
Fri July 27, 2012

DeKalb County Farm Bureau turns 100

Greg Millburg, Executive Director of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau
WNIJ

The DeKalb County Farm Bureau is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Greg Millburg is the organization’s executive director. WNIJ’s Guy Stephens spoke with him about the Farm Bureau.

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Illinois
6:38 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Report on Illinois' rural issues unveiled

A recent tour of rural areas by Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has resulted in a report that shows residents expect their quality of life to improve.

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Summer Food Series # 4
5:01 am
Fri July 27, 2012

BBQ "the way it was intended"

For Al Brinkman, barbecue is all about the smoke.  The owner of Al's BBQ Shack in DeKalb, Ill., insists meat should be cooked the old fashioned way: with wood smoke, slowly, for several hours.  "We don't use rubs or marinades," Brinkman says, "and everybody seems to enjoy it that way."

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Politics
8:02 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Freeport layoffs inspire outsourcing debate

The Lincoln-Douglas debate sculpture in Freeport, Illinois.
Jacquilyn Stephens WNIJ

Workers at a Freeport company that’s slated to move jobs overseas got support from Governor Pat Quinn Thursday. Their also inspiring talk of a hosting a debate on outsourcing.

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Business
4:24 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Gunite consolidates U.S. operations in Rockford

An Indiana auto parts maker is planning to consolidate its North American manufacturing operations in Rockford by early 2013.

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Illinois
10:14 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Small town tries to save big boat race

For more than 25 years, a tiny town in northern Illinois has hosted a national powerboat competition. It attracts thousands of people who spend much-needed money in the sleepy village of DePue. But the ongoing drought threatened this year's competition.

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Business
6:36 am
Thu July 26, 2012

McHenry County getting new hospital

A proposed hospital project in the northern Illinois county is moving forward. A separate hospital project in the same county awaits another look from regulators. 

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Politics
6:30 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Lawsuit filed against Illinois campaign finance law

A conservative political group is suing to overturn contribution limits on Illinois election campaigns.

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Government
2:24 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Quinn signs consumer protection and privacy-related bills

WNIJ

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed two new consumer protection laws. One focuses on risky home loans and the other is aimed at preventing debtors from being unfairly sent to jail.

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Illinois
9:56 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Services scheduled for Crystal Lake man killed in theatre shooting

Funeral arrangements have been made for a northern Illinois native who was killed in last week's shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater.

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