Sycamore, IL – The man accused of murdering Northern Illinois University student Toni Keller will plead "not guilty" at 1:30 next Tuesday, February 22nd, in a DeKalb County courtroom. That's according to William Curl's attorney, Rebecca Harris. She says psychiatric evaluations have convinced her that he is fit to stand trial.
DeKalb – President Obama's budget proposal includes a 50 percent reduction in funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAP. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with Lowell Tosch, who helps distribute LIHEAP money to residents of DeKalb and Kane counties.
DeKalb, IL – About 200 people gathered on the campus of Northern Illinois University Monday. The school paused to mark the three-year observance of a deadly campus shooting. WNIJ's, Christopher Hosken, was there and filed this report:
WNIJ news – Monday, February 14th, is State Senator Brad Burzynski's last day in office. He leaves after serving 20 years in the legislature. The Republican from Rochelle was given a big send-off by his Springfield colleagues last week. WNIJ's, Susan Stephens, spoke with Burzynski about why he's leaving, his legacy, and what he'll miss most:
Rockford, IL – A Rockford filmmaker lives his dream tonight: Travis Legge premieres his first full-length movie in front of a big hometown audience. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.
NOTE: Doors open at 7:00 pm Friday, February 11th for the 7:30 showing of "Raymond Did It" at The Sullivan Center, 118 North Main St., Rockford. There are two showings Saturday night in Milwaukee at Alverno College, 3400 S 43rd St. More details at raymonddidit.com