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6:53 pm
Tue October 5, 2010

Shakespeare

Rockford, IL – Rock Valley College's 2010 Studio Theatre Shakespeare Festival runs October 6-16. Two plays will be featured - The Tempest and Henry VIII. The opening night performance of Henry VIII marks an important milestone for the theater and its director, Michael Webb. It's the final play in Webb's quest to stage the complete works of William Shakespeare at the college. It's taken more than two decades to do so. WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke to Webb recently about achieving his goal.


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8:49 pm
Wed September 29, 2010

Kibble Korner

Rockford, IL – People love their pets. But for many struggling families, the only way to keep food on the table is to give up that beloved companion. As WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports, a service in Rockford aims to keep that from happening.

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7:45 pm
Tue September 28, 2010

A new Discovery Center art exhibit uses recycled refrigerators

Rockford – A new exhibit titled "Fine Art Fridges" is on display now at the Discovery Center Museum in Rockford. This exhibit includes a trio of recycled refrigerators re-imagined by Chicago-area artists. ComEd is footing the bill, with the hope that these art pieces will raise awareness about its appliance recycling program. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken visited with "Fine Art Fridges" artists Victoria Lucy and Mike Helbing and filed this report.

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8:09 am
Mon September 27, 2010

Local governments get infrastructure money

WNIJ news – The northern Illinois region stands to benefit from a capital investment plan announced by the governor. $100-million in funding is being doled out, to help local governments repair potholes, repave roads and replace traffic signals. The money will be distributed through the same formula that's used for the state's Motor Fuel Tax. Local governments in nine counties, including Winnebago, DeKalb and LaSalle, will share more than $6-million dollars of the announced funding. In addition to the infrastructure projects, officials say the move will help spur job growth.

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6:21 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

National Take Back Day

DeKalb, IL –
A recent study showed 70% of people who abuse prescription pain medications got them from a friend or relative. Tomorrow is "National Take Back Day." It's a chance to safely get rid of unused or expired drugs.

The Drug Enforcement Administration is leading the effort to get potentially harmful drugs out of medicine cabinets. They're hoping that will keep the drugs out of the hands of people who might abuse them and keep them out of the water supply, since it's common for people to flush leftover drugs.

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6:42 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

DeKalb native wins prestigious PETA award

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8:18 am
Wed September 22, 2010

Alarming jobless rates in construction

WNIJ – Jobs are still hard to come by in many sectors of the economy. When it comes to construction, some say things are almost at a standstill. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, looks at how this trade is doing in Northern Illinois:

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4:04 pm
Tue September 21, 2010

NIU theatre students in Moscow

DeKalb, IL – For the last several years, a group of NIU theatre students have traveled to Russia to spend a semester at the famed Moscow Art Theatre School. WNIJ's Guy Stephens has more.


Related Link:
School of Theatre and Dance International Programs


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1:34 pm
Sun September 19, 2010

Counseling Sexual Assault Victims

DeKalb – Victims of sexual assault are most likely to be college-aged. As a new crop of freshmen settles in at Northern Illinois University, WNIJ wanted to know about the counseling services available for victims. Dan Klefstad spoke with Kim Cecil, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Center for Counseling and Student Development.

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3:41 am
Thu September 16, 2010

NIU gets $68.5 million grant - largest in school history

John Lewis

DeKalb, IL – 68.5 million dollars in federal, state and private money has been awarded to a consortium led by NIU. It's the largest grant in NIU history. The money will be used to create a broadband network in 9 northern Illinois counties: Whiteside, Stephenson, Ogle, Lee, Jo Daviess, Carroll, Winnebago, Boone and LaSalle.

WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke with John Lewis, associate vice president for Administration and Outreach at NIU, who led the team that secured the grant.

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