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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.