DeKalb, IL – For the past two years, the Illinois Department of Public Health has reported a big increase in the number of bats that have tested positive for rabies. But as WNIJ's Andy Mitchell reports, the numbers aren't as scary as they seem.
DeKalb, IL – Americans are reluctant to give up their cars, no matter how high the price of gas goes. So some people are finding ways to keep their wheels and spend less time and money at the gas pump. WNIJ's Andy Mitchell spoke with three people who are happy with their alternatives to traditional gas-guzzlers.
DeKalb, IL – The Illinois 11th Congressional District may switch from Republican to Democratic in this year's election, according to Northern Illinois University Political Science Professor Matt Streb.
Current Republican Representative Gerry Weller is retiring. State Senator and Democrat Debbie Halvorson has a slight edge over Republican challenger Martin Ozinga due to good name recognition and more campaign cash, Streb said.
DeKalb, IL – WNIJ's series on northern Illinois Congressional races continues with an examination of the 16th District race. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with NIU political scientist Matt Streb about the race, which pits incumbent Republican Don Manzullo versus Democrat Robert Abboud.
DeKalb, IL – This election season, WNIJ will examine northern Illinois Congressional races with NIU political scientist Matt Streb. Today, WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with Streb about the District 14 race between incumbent Democrat Bill Foster and Republican Jim Oberweis.
DeKalb, IL – One of the performers at On the Waterfront will be long-time Rockford favorite Randy Sabien. Sabien has performed many times at the festival, as well as in Charlotte's Web concerts, and J-R Sullivan's Hometown Holiday shows. This weekend, he showcases his new band, and his new sound. WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke with Sabien, and has this report:
DeKalb, IL – During this political season, much of the focus has been on the presidential race. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad changes the focus to the many exciting congressional races in Illinois. Every week until election day, NIU political scientist Matt Streb will join Dan to analyze these races. Their first report is an overview, looking back at the Spring special elections (including IL-14) to see if these races are harbingers of the November election.