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5:41 pm
Fri September 2, 2005

Bluesman and family reunite at "On the Waterfront"

DeKalb, IL – Chicago bluesman Lonnie Brooks plays a special show in Rockford this weekend. He'll reunite with his sons Ronnie and Wayne for the "On the Waterfront" festival. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad has more.

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3:20 am
Fri September 2, 2005

"Strong Persuader" returns to Rockford

DeKalb, IL – Robert Cray is coming back to Rockford for the "On the Waterfront" festival. The singer-guitarist talks with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad about the war, the blues, and his appearance in a popular film.

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2:02 am
Fri September 2, 2005

Agriculture Secretary views drought damage

Leland, Illinois – U-S Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns toured drought-stricken DeKalb County Thursday, and met with local farmers about their plight.
WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...

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WNIJ News
3:26 pm
Wed August 31, 2005

Slide guitar wizard comes to Rockford

DeKalb, IL – Slide guitarist Sonny Landreth comes to Rockford's "On the Waterfront" festival. Born in Mississippi, Landreth considers himself a "Native Stepson" of Louisiana. He explains to WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.

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5:57 pm
Tue August 30, 2005

Symphony set to "soireé"

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12:12 pm
Fri August 26, 2005

Rockford lands Federal airport grant

Rockford, IL – The Rockford Airport has received a one million dollar Federal grant to market its air service. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...

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WNIJ News
7:20 pm
Wed August 24, 2005

The 2005 Mindset List

Beloit, WI – How do you relate to someone who was born in 1987? Researchers at Beloit College have some answers. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with the co-author of "The Mindset List."

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WNIJ News
6:15 pm
Tue August 23, 2005

Rochelle Peace Pole

Rochelle, IL – When you think of cultural diversity, you probably think big city. But it can happen anywhere. Rochelle is a northern Illinois town of about 95-hundred people. It's known as The Hub City, a transportation mecca where rail lines and highways converge. Rochelles place in international business was solidified when Union Pacific Railroad opened its intermodal facility two years ago.

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5:28 pm
Tue August 23, 2005

What makes new teachers cry?

DeKalb, IL – A recent study finds that half of all new teachers leave the profession after five years. A new book explains why, and offers solutions on how to prevent teacher burnout. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad spoke with NIU Professor Larry Johannesson about the book, "Supporting Beginning English Teachers."

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5:27 pm
Tue August 23, 2005

Congressman Manzullo in China

Rockford, IL – Congressman Don Manzullo returned recently from his fourth trip to China. The northern Illinois Republican has chaired the U.S./China Interparliamentary Exchange since it was created in 1999. He spoke with WNIJ's Susan Stephens.

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