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7:13 am
Mon August 31, 2009

Rev. Jackson in Rockford

Rev. Jesse Jackson stands in front of the church basement door where Mark Anthony Barmore was fatally shot.
Susan Stephens

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:

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WNIJ News
9:22 am
Thu August 27, 2009

Plan to close a Rockford library raises questions

Rockford, IL – Residents on Rockford's west side are sounding off over proposed library cuts. WNIJ's Mike Moen has more:

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WNIJ News
9:15 am
Thu August 27, 2009

Rockford tensions rise in wake of deadly police shooting

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:

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WNIJ News
6:41 pm
Tue August 25, 2009

IEPA's Doug Scott defends his work

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:

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WNIJ News
6:35 pm
Tue August 25, 2009

Future of newspapers: Jim Killam

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.

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WNIJ Healthcare Series
4:12 pm
Mon August 24, 2009

What do YOU want from the health care debate?

What do YOU want from the health care debate?

WNIJ News

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.

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WNIJ News
7:22 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

Full Audio: A Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Manzullo

Full Audio: A Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Manzullo

Susan Stephens

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WNIJ Healthcare Series
4:00 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

What do you want from a healthcare overhaul (Part 2)?

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.

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WNIJ Healthcare Series
4:20 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

Is Britain's health system better than ours?

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.

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WNIJ Healthcare Series
4:05 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

What do you want from a healthcare overhaul (Part 1)?

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.

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