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2:20 pm
Mon January 11, 2010

The Hastert name versus legislative experience

NIU Political Scientist Dr. Matthew Streb

DeKalb, IL – The Republican primary in Illinois' 14th Congressional district is attracting national attention. That's partly because one of the candidates is a son of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks about this race with NIU political scientist Matt Streb.


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WNIJ News
10:56 pm
Wed January 6, 2010

Web Extra: How to vote early in Feb. 2nd primary

Rockford, IL – Winnebago County Clerk Margie Mullins explains early voting options.

GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION: February 2, 2010

Last day to register to vote January 5, 2010

Grace Period Registration and Voting:
January 6 - January 19 (deadline may vary between election offices)
If you missed the registration deadline, take two pieces of ID to your County Clerk or Board of Elections office. You will register and vote RIGHT THEN AND THERE.

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WNIJ News
10:55 pm
Wed January 6, 2010

There are several ways to vote now in Feb. 2nd election

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WNIJ News
7:56 pm
Mon January 4, 2010

New ICC leader

DeKalb, IL – A Chicago alderman is on track to run the Illinois Commerce Commission. As WNIJ's Mike Moen reports the appointment is being praised by a key watchdog.


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WNIJ News
6:10 am
Tue December 29, 2009

Jesse Jackson returns to Rockford

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.

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WNIJ News
5:32 am
Tue December 29, 2009

Thomson prison hearing

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:


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WNIJ News
4:53 am
Tue December 29, 2009

Harmonicas at EIGERlab

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.

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WNIJ News
3:28 am
Tue December 15, 2009

Future of our region

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:

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WNIJ News
7:25 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

NIU's finances crippled by state budget crisis.

NIU President John Peters

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:


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WNIJ News
3:52 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Donald Fraser's Mendelssohn Club premiere

Donald Fraser

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.

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