The Illinois Attorney General's office says an elected official in northern Illinois has to decide between two jobs. But Ted Biondo won't give up any elected seat while state lawmakers consider changing a law that would make it legal for him to hold two offices.
A DeKalb County judge will rule in a fifty-year-old rape case. Jury selection was expected Monday in the trial of Jack McCullough, but he opted to forgo the jury trial for a bench trial. He's the Washington-state man accused of sexually assaulting a northern Illinois girl decades ago.
The city of DeKalb is putting together plans with NIU officials to gather housing data for the community. The research project would include information on factors such as foreclosures, vacancy rates, and code compliance. Bill Nicklas is NIU’s associate vice president for institutional planning and sustainability. He says the university is always concerned about the safety and quality of housing in DeKalb.
Illinois' Firearm Owners Identification program has a heap of problems. That's according to an audit released this week. The state Auditor General says some of those problems put public safety at risk. The report says too often state police don't know when they grant FOID cards if the applicant has a disqualifying mental health condition. The audit also found 70% of revoked registration cards never get back to police. The Illinois State Police says the number of requests for FOID cards has steadily increased over the past few years, but its resources are limited.
It’s considered conventional wisdom that you should never buy a car in its first year of production: that gives the automaker time to “work the kinks out.” And that’s the kind of thinking Chrysler officials are working to dispel as they prepare to launch the new Dodge Dart in Belvidere.
A new study links indirect exposure to trauma with an increased risk of post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Northern Illinois University psychology professor Michelle Lily, and research associate Heather Pierce, followed 171 on-the-job emergency dispatchers from 24 states. Dr. Lily discussed their findings with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.