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10:47 pm
Thu February 3, 2011

Princeton resident Julia Cain has 700 hats in her home

Princeton – Julia Cain is obsessed with hats. The Princeton resident literally has hundreds all over her home. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken introduces us to Cain. Plus, we get to hear about some of her hats on display through this weekend at The Prairie Arts Center Gallery in Princeton.

Fashion:Art of the Hat, featuring the Julia Cain collection at Prairie Arts Center Gallery in Princeton, IL through February 6, 2011

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WNIJ News
7:03 am
Wed February 2, 2011

***ROAD CLOSURES, 6:00 AM***

DeKalb, IL – From Illinois State Police as of 3:00 am Wednesday:

Access is restricted at the following locations until further notice:

* I-80 - from IL Route 47 (Morris) to IL Route 26 (Princeton)
* I-88 - from IL Route 40 (Rock Falls) to I-80 (Rock Island County)
* I-74 - from milepost 51 (Galesburg) to milepost 87 (Peoria)
* I-39 - from I-55 to US Route 20
* I-155 - from I-55 to I-74
* I-55 - closed at Lake Shore Drive
* I-290 - from St. Charles to I-90
* I-57 - southbound at I-80

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WNIJ News
9:51 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Burzynski replacement

WNIJ news – GOP chairmen in Illinois' 35th Senate District have chosen a replacement for, Brad Burzynski. The Republican Senator is retiring in a couple of weeks. DeKalb County Treasurer, Christine Johnson, will fill the remainder of his term. Burzynski recommended Johnson when making his announcement last week.

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WNIJ News
6:47 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Illinois' Death Row Wouldn't Change

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WNIJ News
12:41 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Lloyd Drane flies again!

Rock Falls, IL – A 90-year-old former pilot from Rock Falls was recently given a chance to fulfill one of his fondest wishes: seeing the Rock River Valley from the air again. WNIJ's Susan Stephens has more about the flight and the people who made it possible.

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WNIJ News
3:24 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

Rahm Emanuel ruling (link included)

WNIJ news – The Illinois Supreme Court says Rahm Emanuel should be on the Chicago mayoral ballot. The decision overturns an appeals court ruling and effectively brings an end to a dispute over whether he meets the residency requirements to run for the office.


Link to the Supreme Court ruling:

http://www.state.il.us/court/opinions/SupremeCourt/2011/January/111773.pdf

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WNIJ News
7:34 am
Thu January 27, 2011

Snow plow technology

WNIJ news – Technology is becoming a key component in snow removal efforts. Many transportation departments in the U.S. either have, or plan to, install their snow plows with GPS devices. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, has more on how one Northern Illinois county is testing the waters with this tool:

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WNIJ News
7:31 am
Thu January 27, 2011

Burzynski retiring

WNIJ news – A longtime state lawmaker from Northern Illinois has announced plans to retire. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, has more:

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WNIJ News
7:49 am
Wed January 26, 2011

Budget plan for Rockford schools

WNIJ news – Several schools could close under a budget proposal from the superintendent of the Rockford Public School District. LaVonne Sheffield says the move is needed to help erase a projected deficit of $50 million dollars. Under the plan, seven buildings would be shuttered, and nearly 300 staff members would lose their jobs. Sheffield says district schools are below capacity, and that keeping all of them open is something they can't afford. The board of education is expected to vote on the proposal by early March.


Schools targeted for closure:

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WNIJ News
8:07 am
Fri January 21, 2011

***SCHOOL CLOSINGS***

WNIJ news – ***SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR 1/21***

-Rockford School District closed today

-Harlem School District closed today

-Belvidere School District closed today

-Immanuel Lutheran School in Belvidere closed today

-St. James School in Belvidere closed today

-Dixon Public Schools delayed two hours, no AM pre-school or early bird classes

-Sterling School District delayed two hours

-Alpine Christian Schools - School is closed...but daycare is open

-Patriot's Charter School closed today

-Galapagos Charter School closed today

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