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4:46 pm
Tue March 9, 2010

Heroin's grip: Part 2

DeKalb, IL – Talk to most heroin users and they will tell you it's a highly addictive and destructive drug. In part two of our series on heroin use among young adults, we hear from a recovering addict from Rockford, who went from a comfortable living, to sleeping on park benches. He sat down with WNIJ's..Mike Moen:


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WNIJ News
6:13 pm
Fri February 26, 2010

NIU's cash crisis hurts some who sell to the university

DeKalb, IL – In any given year, officials at Northern Illinois University contract with about 10-thousand local, regional, and national vendors. The university signs purchasing agreements with these businesses to supply NIU staff and students with everything from hygiene products to health insurance. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken examines how NIU's cash crisis is trickling down to its vendors.


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WNIJ News
4:48 pm
Fri February 26, 2010

Northern Illinois isn't immune to spring flood prediction

Rockford, IL – Forecasters say parts of the nation's mid-section will be under water this spring. Will there be flooding in Northern Illinois. WNIJ's Mike Moen finds out:


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WNIJ News
4:49 pm
Tue February 23, 2010

A tale of two transplants

Rockford, IL – There's a growing demand for bone marrow transplants to treat a number of different cancers of the blood. The process has gotten simpler, too: WNIJ's Susan Stephens stopped by the Rock River Valley Blood Center to see how it's done.


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WNIJ News
1:15 pm
Fri February 19, 2010

UPDATE: NIU Shooting

DeKalb, IL – One student is in custody and another injured following a shooting on the campus of Northern Illinois University. The incident happened early this morning outside a residence hall. University President John Peters says this appears to be an isolated incident.

The victim was shot in the leg. His injuries are described as non-life- threatening. The suspect was apprehended moments after the shooting and remains in police custody. Authorities have yet to announce a motive in the case.

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WNIJ News
4:49 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

NIU president says crisis can't wait

WNIJ News
4:49 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Earthquake!

DeKalb, IL – If you didn't say it yourself, you certainly heard it...the question of the day. "Did you feel it?" The earthquake, that is. A magnitude 3.8 quake shook northern Illinois awake around 4 this morning. The epicenter of the smallish quake was near Gilberts, in northern Kane County. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with one of the people who "felt it": Paul Stoddard, a geophysicist at Northern Illinois University.


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WNIJ News
6:28 am
Wed February 10, 2010

Earthquake in Northern Illinois

DeKalb – A mild earthquake shook northern Illinois this morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.3-magnitude quake about 3:59:43 a.m. centered about 5.5 miles east of Sycamore and 3.1 miles underground. The epicenter is about 45 miles west of Chicago.

The quake was felt over a wide area, but there were no immediate reports of any damage.

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WNIJ News
3:28 am
Thu February 4, 2010

Illinois braces for campaign onslaught

DeKalb, IL – Illinois is bracing for an onslaught of national campaign money. That's as Republicans seek to claim Barack Obama's former Senate seat. They also want to reclaim Dennis Hastert's former Congressional seat. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks about the race with NIU political science professor Matt Streb.


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WNIJ News
12:15 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Primary: Hultgren beats Hastert

Geneva, IL – There WON'T be a Hastert representing the 14th Congressional District any time soon. Republican voters chose State Senator Randy Hultgren over Ethan Hastert in yesterday's primary. Hultgren now goes on to face Congressman Bill Foster this Fall in the race for the seat Hastert's father held for two decades. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports:


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