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12:39 pm
Wed August 11, 2010

Kishwaukee College Referendum - Ballot Language

DeKalb – Shall the Board of Trustees of Kishwaukee Community College District No. 523, Counties of DeKalb, Kane, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Winnebago and Boone and State of Illinois, be authorized to build, equip, alter, renovate and repair community college buildings and facilities, including parking, roadway and other improvements, build and equip additions to community college buildings, install technology improvements and issue bonds of said Community College District to the amount of $52,600,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

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WNIJ News
12:41 pm
Tue August 10, 2010

July housings sales drop locally

Rockford – July housing sales dropped significantly in both the northern and southern portions on WNIJ's listening area. Christopher Hosken does the numbers.

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WNIJ News
8:46 am
Mon August 9, 2010

How is Janesville coping in the post G.M. era?

Janesville, WI – When a community loses a major employer, there are obvious concerns about the ripple effect on the local economy in terms of numbers. But, how do residents bounce back mentally and emotionally? WNIJ's, Mike Moen, found a mixed bag of feelings when he visited Janesville, which lost a jobs icon more than a-year-and-a half-ago:

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WNIJ News
5:33 pm
Fri August 6, 2010

Back to school for Grammy-winner Kurt Elling

Rockford, IL – Grammy-winning singer Kurt Elling returns to his hometown Friday (August 6, 2010). He's putting on a special show at the Coronado Theatre in Rockford to raise money for scholarships for students at St. Paul Lutheran School, his alma mater. WNIJ's Susan Stephens caught up with Elling by phone and asked the New Yorker how it feels being back home.

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WNIJ News
5:52 pm
Thu August 5, 2010

Special election financing discrepancy uncovered

DeKalb, IL – WNIJ has uncovered a gap in the regulation of campaign advertisements. It has to do with a special election in Illinois.

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WNIJ News
9:21 am
Thu August 5, 2010

Tea Party caucus

WNIJ – Fifty-one House Republicans have joined the recently-formed Congressional Tea Party Caucus. The caucus pledges to promote the Tea Party's ideals of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and adherence to the Constitution. But, not every conservative is on board. WNIJ's, Susan Stephens, reports on why Congress members from our region haven't signed on:

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WNIJ News
3:02 pm
Wed August 4, 2010

Commentary: Logli on Blago trial

Rockford, IL – The impact of the trial of former governor Rod Blagojevich continues to conjure up emotions from just about everyone in Illinois. That includes former judge and Winnebago County State's Attorney Paul Logli.


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WNIJ News
12:13 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Youth jobs program needs businesses

Rockford – There's free labor to be had in the Rockford/Belvidere area for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. Businesses looking to sign up can call 815-713-7568. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken has all the details about this youth summer jobs program.

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WNIJ News
2:06 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Police and fire could be cut in DeKalb

DeKalb's mayor chats with Chamber of Commerce member at State of the City.
C. Hosken

WNIJ – DeKalb Mayor, Kris Povlsen, says undesirable changes are in store for his city if incoming revenues don't begin to match an increasing demand for services. Povlsen delivered his State of The City comments Wednesday. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken filed this report:

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6:38 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Small businesses confused by new tax credits

Elgin, IL – America's small businesses often have a tough time finding affordable health insurance for their few employees. Democrats in Washington say that's why the healthcare overhaul included tax credits for small companies willing to buy insurance for their workers. But the fine print has many struggling to understand whether they qualify. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken attended a Small Business Resource Fair this week and filed this report.

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