Battle heats up between ProCure and NIU over proton therapy center building
DeKalb, IL – Private developer ProCure is suing Northern Illinois University. As W-N-I-J's Christopher Hosken explains, this is only the latest twist in a long saga over who should be allowed to build a proton cancer treatment center in Illinois.
DeKalb, IL – DeKalb Mayor Frank Van Buer lost his battle with cancer Wednesday. He was 74.
Van Buer spent his last days at home with his family...he spent his years at City Hall with other elected officials and developers. Helping downtown DeKalb grow and prosper was a top priority for the mayor. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken and Susan Stephens have this report.
DeKalb, IL – For nearly a year, Northern Illinois University and private developer ProCure have been pecking at each other over who's best to build the state's first proton cancer treatment center. In the second of a 2-part series, W-N-I-J's Christopher Hosken referees while explaining the opposing arguments.
DeKalb, IL – Ground was recently broken for a new medical facility in DuPage County. The non-profit 159-million-dollar Northern Illinois Proton Treatment and Research Center is the first facility of its kind in the state. W-N-I-J's Christopher Hosken explains how proton therapy works, and introduces us to someone who has used it.
DeKalb, IL – For the last decade, along a major roadway in DeKalb County, one resident has proudly flown a Confederate flag. Like many others who've seen it, maybe you've ALSO wondered who put THAT thing up, and what are they all about?! Does he, or she, fit the stereotype?! WNIJ's Christopher Hosken provides answers.
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Rockford, IL – There's only one place in the U-S to see bronze casts of six of Michelangelo's study models - and that's Rockford. But the exhibit is there for a very limited time. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.
DeKalb, IL – Jim Oberweis failed to keep Dennis Hastert's Congressional seat in Republican hands. During a special election on March 8th, Oberweis lost to Democrat Bill Foster. Foster will fill the rest of Hastert's term. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with NIU political scientist Matt Streb about this symbolic victory for the Democratic party.
St. Charles, IL and Aurora, IL – Democrat Bill Foster beat Republican Jim Oberweis in Saturday's special election in the 14th Congressional District. That means he'll head to Washington, D.C. to finish former Congressman Dennis Hastert's unexpired term. WNIJ has two reports: In a few minutes, Susan Stephens previews the Foster-Oberweis rematch this Fall. But first, Christopher Hosken reports on the atmosphere election night:
DeKalb, IL – The NIU School of Theatre and Dance production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" runs March 5th through the 29th in NIU's Players Theatre. WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke with the play's director, Stanton Davis. Davis told Guy Shakespeare's comedy has a little of everything: