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.
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.
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.