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4:33 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

State Income Tax Series, part 3

Illinois individual tax rate (avg. income: $42,200) compared to nearby states.

WNIJ news – This is the third installment of our series on the proposed income-tax hike for Illinois. Governor, Pat Quinn, wants to raise the rate by one-percentage point. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, has more on how this would affect Illinois' ranking among neighboring states:

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4:26 pm
Tue December 14, 2010

State Income Tax Series, part 2

DeKalb – Former Governor Jim Edgar is responsible for Illinois' current income tax rate. He tells WNIJ's Dan Klefstad why he made permanent the half-percent increases he inherited - increases that were meant to expire. This is Part Two of WNIJ's series on the state's income tax rate.

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4:42 pm
Mon December 13, 2010

State Income Tax Series, part 1

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6:15 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Rockford School District violation

WNIJ news – The head of Rockford Public Schools delivered a speech Thursday, that called attention to racial issues within the district. There was also a statement about a large fine from the state. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports on what officials in Springfield are saying about that claim:

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2:04 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Amtrak will stop in Genoa, not Belvidere

DeKalb, IL – Amtrak service from Chicago to Rockford to Dubuque, Iowa will stop in Genoa, NOT Belvidere. Today, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced the route Amtrak will take when passenger rail service is restored to the area for the first time in nearly thirty years. State Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig says the route through the northern DeKalb County town of Genoa was chosen over Belvidere because it offers "the best deal for travelers and taxpayers." Daily service could begin in early 2014.

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2:10 pm
Thu December 9, 2010

NIU murder suspect in court

DeKalb, IL – The man accused of killing a Northern Illinois University student was back in court Thursday. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, was there and filed this report:

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1:18 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Watchdog discusses Nicor deal

WNIJ news – A utility watchdog says it plans to closely monitor the planned acquisition of Nicor. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, has more:

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10:53 pm
Mon December 6, 2010

Interview: State Senator Dahl gives up politics

Granville, IL – Friday is the last day on the job for State Senator Gary Dahl. The Republican from Granville is in his sixth year representing the 38th district, which includes much of LaSalle County. He turned seventy this past Sunday and decided it was time to spend more time with his family and his trucking business. But he also told WNIJ's Susan Stephens there was more behind his decision.


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9:24 am
Mon December 6, 2010

Illinois casino bill

WNIJ news – The Illinois Senate recently approved a measure, that would add five new casinos in the state. WNIJ's, Dan Klefstad, has reaction to the bill as it makes its way through the legislature:

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2:16 am
Thu December 2, 2010

Civil unions: NIU LGBT reaction

DeKalb, IL – The right to enter a same-sex civil union in Illinois will soon become a reality. And that's welcome news for the head of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender Resource Center at Northern Illinois University. Molly Holmes spoke with WNIJ's Susan Stephens about the impact of the legislation that passed during this week's veto session in Springfield.

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