Rockford, Il. – Commuter rail service to Rockford is not only feasible, it has extraordinary potential. That's according to a Federally-funded study that was recently unveiled. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...
Rockford, IL – National Public Radio talk show host Diane Rehm was the guest of honor at a listener luncheon at Cliffbreakers in Rockford on November 16th, 2004. Rehm helped WNIJ celebrate Northern Public Radio's 50th anniversary. She spoke about her 25 years in radio and answered questions from WNIJ supporters. You can hear her remarks which run approximately 40 minutes, introduced by Northern Public Radio General Manager Tim Emmons, by clicking on the audio link.
DeKalb, IL – Both conservatives and liberals express moral values in their political speeches. In the 2004 Presidential election, conservatives won. Was their message the right one, or was it delivered better?
Rockford, IL – The 16th Congressional District stretches from Crystal Lake to Galena and down in DeKalb County. This years race for Congress is a rematch of the 2002 contest. Congressman Don Manzullo is being challenged by Democrat John Kutsch.
Both candidates participated in a studio debate moderated by WNIJs Susan Stephens. A coin toss determined that Kutsch would go first: the candidates are given one minute for opening statements, and two minutes to answer each question, with alternating 30-second rebuttals.
Woodstock, IL – The 63rd Illinois House District includes western and northern McHenry County. Incumbent Democrat Jack Franks is facing a challenge from Republican Perry Moy. WNIJs Chris Lehman reports.
DeKalb, IL – 14th District Congressman Dennis Hastert usually has an opponent every election. This time around, his challenger, Ruben Zamora, appears to toe the Democratic Party line more closely and clearly than Hasterts previous opponents. WNIJs Simone Orendain reports.
DeKalb County, IL – Its been less than a year since Republican Bob Pritchard was appointed to take over for state Representative Dave Wirsing, who died in office last Fall. Now Pritchard faces his first general election race for the 70th district House seat: he's being challenged by Democrat Bob Brown.
DeKalb, IL – DeKalb County States Attorney Ron Matekaitis is the only democrat elected to a county-wide office in DeKalb County. He faces Republican challenger Clay Campbell in a contentious race to retain his seat.