Rockford, IL – A group of ministers is calling for the federal government to intervene after a grand jury cleared two Rockford police officers in the shooting of an unarmed man in a daycare center. Susan Stephens reports.
Sterling, IL – It could be another year before Guantanamo Bay detainees are moved to a prison in northwest Illinois and that's only if plans to sell the prison to the federal government go smoothly. Susan Stephens reports:
Rockford, IL – Rockford officials are working to help up-and-coming high tech entrepreneurs. The city's economic development council plans to take over operatonis at Eiger Lab, a research incubator. WNIJ's Susan Stephens explains how this could lure more manufacturing ventures to the area.
DeKalb, IL – Imagine if today's forecast high was 40, not 10. Imagine taking a high speed train to your office in Green Bay. And imagine calling yourself one of 50-million residents of a place known as the Lakefront Megapolitan area. That's the world researchers and city planners had in mind when they met for a conference on "returning prosperity to our region" at Northern Illinois University. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports:
DeKalb, IL – The DeKalb-area's largest employer is suffering a cash-flow crisis. That was the description offered by Northern Illinois University President, John Peters. Among other things, Peters has ordered a hiring freeze. He says the goal is to conserve cash, so that NIU can continue to meet payroll. We hear now from WNIJ's, Christopher Hosken, about how the school got into this mess:
Rockford, IL – A world renowned composer who now calls Rockford home has written a new piece for the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center. The Holiday Gala Concert also features the composer's most famous work. WNIJ's Guy Stephens has the story.
DeKalb, IL – Officials at Northern Illinois University have received a final report from an independent panel, set-up to examine misconduct allegations against campus police chief, Donald Grady. University officials aren't saying when they might arrive at a decision about what to do, if anything, to Grady. The report stems from claims made by a student journalist, that he was threatened by the chief. Meanwhile, WNIJ's, Christopher Hosken, reports, there is an underlying issue tied to the situation: