Rockford, IL – The investigation into the shooting of an unarmed man by Rockford police officers has been turned over to state police. But that might not be enough for people who have been protesting the way local officials have handled the case. WNIJ's Susan Stephens has more:
Rockford, IL – Dozens of residents packed Rockford City Hall Wednesday to protest this week's shooting of an unarmed black man by two white police officers. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports the mayor is asking people to stay calm, and wait for the investigation to unfold:
Springfield, IL – The Illinois EPA was the focus of a recent Chicago Tribune article. It claimed that political infighting got in the way of fighting polluters. Agency director, Doug Scott, was mentioned numerous times in the story. He's now facing criticism from other top officials in state government. The former Rockford Mayor discussed the matter with WNIJ's Mike Moen:
DeKalb, IL – Some newspapers are resurrecting the idea of charging Internet users for reading stories online. Will it work? WNIJ's Mike Moen posed that question to Jim Killam. He's the advisor to Northern Illinois University's student-run newspaper, the Northern Star. They also discussed how the Internet is making things difficult for aspiring journalists.
DeKalb, IL – WNIJ asks northern Illinois residents what they want from Congress' health care overhaul. In this hour-long special we visit a few of the raucous public debates in our area, sit down with people to talk about THEIR insurance coverage, and learn more about health care co-ops.
DeKalb, IL – Herb Holderman is a Vietnam Veteran who also heads DeKalb County's Veterans Assistance Commission. He's been covered medically since 1970 by the federal program that provides insurance for military veterans, plus an additional program some vets qualify for called TriCare. He spoke with WNIJ's Susan Stephens about how it works.
DeKalb, IL – Jennifer Tomkins is a retired NIU faculty member. She's also a native of England. Tomkins relates her experience of the British healthcare system and ponders whether such a system would be good for the U.S.
DeKalb, IL – What do you want from a healthcare overhaul? WNIJ's Dan Klefstad puts this question to a retired NIU faculty member. Jennifer Tomkins discusses her health care plan, and offers suggestions for federal lawmakers as they work to change the nation's healthcare system.