Rockford, IL – The closing act on WNIJ's Left Bank Stage features two very different Blues guitarists. Jimmy Thackery and Tab Benoit say they've learned a lot from playing together. And they say they've created a whole new sound. WNIJ's Patrick Sheehan has more...
Rockford, IL – A powerful young singer is coming to Rockford's "On the Waterfront." Renee Austin fell in love with blues and gospel music when she was a child. Now, she's on her first nationwide tour, making her dream come true. WNIJ's Patrick Sheehan has more...
Rockford, IL – The Federal Government is making it easier for people to get a pilot's license. Starting this month, you can get a license to fly in just half the time it took before. But as WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports, the new license comes with a few catches.
Loves Park, IL – July unemployment in the Rockford region was eight-and-a-half percent. That's three percent higher than the national average. Every month the state puts out the statistics. But have you ever wondered who the people are behind those numbers?
WNIJ's Simone Orendain introduces us to a Loves Park computer engineer who lost his job of 20 years.
Rockford, IL – A new exhibit at the Rockford Art Museum allows Rockford artists to vent their feelings about their hometown. It's also a chance to explain why they're still living and working there. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports:
DeKalb, IL – When Illinois Democrat Barack Obama gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, people across the country took notice. At the time, Obama was unopposed in Illinois' U-S Senate race. The Republican nominee, Jack Ryan left in June amid embarrassing allegations in his divorce records. Now Illinois Republicans are hoping to keep national interest going with the nomination of Maryland conservative Alan Keyes to run against Obama.
Beloit, WI – Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry continues to campaign in the battleground states. He also held a town hall meeting in Beloit, Wisconsin. WNIJ's Simone Orendain reports not everyone there was a die-hard Kerry supporter.