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5:51 am
Tue September 23, 2008

WNIJ Congressional Series: District 8

DeKalb, IL – WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with NIU political scientist Matt Streb about the 8th district Congressional race, which pits incumbent Democrat Melissa Bean and Republican Steve Greenberg.

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5:07 am
Tue September 23, 2008

The Real Story on Rabid Bats

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.

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WNIJ News
5:01 am
Tue September 23, 2008

Gas, Hybrid, or Electric?

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.

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WNIJ News
5:53 am
Tue September 16, 2008

IL-11: Illinois District May Turn Democratic

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.

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Election 2008
6:38 am
Mon September 8, 2008

WNIJ Congressional series: District 16

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.

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WNIJ News
5:08 am
Thu September 4, 2008

WNIJ Congressional series continues with District 14

NIU Political Scientist Dr. Matthew Streb

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.

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WNIJ News
4:51 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Guitarist Tab Benoit on Katrina

Singer/Guitarist/Environmentalist Tab Benoit

Rockford, IL – WNIJ's Left Bank Stage opens with headliner Tab Benoit. He spoke with WNIJ's Susan Stephens about blending politics and political activism on the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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WNIJ News
3:07 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Meet the woman picking bands for OTW's Left Bank Stage

Karen Howard

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WNIJ News
5:59 am
Wed August 27, 2008

On The Waterfront artist Randy Sabien's new sound

Jazz violinist Randy Sabien

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:

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WNIJ News
6:42 am
Mon August 25, 2008

WNIJ starts series on congressional races

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.

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