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4:14 am
Fri January 4, 2008

The hunting of a candidate

DeKalb, IL – Illinois' primary is just about a month away and candidates in the 14th Congressional District are pushing their names for their party's nomination. That is, almost all of the candidates. There's still one who's an unknown not only to voters, but also to the other candidates, political insiders, and even elections officials. WNIJ's Tony Arnold has been trying to track him down for months now and has this report on his hunt for the political dark horse of the 14th District.

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WNIJ News
4:42 am
Tue November 20, 2007

Hastert's hold on the 14th

DeKalb, IL – Republican Dennis Hastert says he'll retire from Congress before the end of the year. He leaves behind a long legacy in both Illinois and U-S politics. Hastert was the Speaker of the House longer than any other Republican in history. He also leaves behind victories over eleven Democratic opponents. WNIJ's Tony Arnold reports on Hastert's power in Illinois' 14th Congressional District and the Democrats who have gone up against him.

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WNIJ News
7:39 am
Thu November 8, 2007

Former Governor goes to prison

Oxford, WI – He's been called Secretary of State and Governor - now his title is federal prisoner 16627-424. Illinois Republican George Ryan reported to federal prison in rural Wisconsin Wednesday. WNIJ's Tony Arnold reports.

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WNIJ News
3:53 am
Fri October 26, 2007

Fed officials urge those affected by August floods to file

DeKalb, IL – Federal emergency management officials are urging northern Illinois residents affected by the August floods to file their applications for assistance. As a deadline approaches to file, only a small percentage of applications sent out have come back in. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports:

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WNIJ News
3:32 am
Fri October 26, 2007

DeKalb shelter copes, readies pets for adoption from hoarding case

DeKalb, IL – One of the worst cases of animal hoarding ever reported took a turn October 23 when the owner, a Rochelle woman, relinquished custody to a DeKalb shelter. WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke with Tails Humane Society's Carolyn Law. She says resolving ownership often takes weeks or month in these cases. So the quickness of the owners decision was unexpected, but not unwelcome.

Link: www.tailshumanesociety.org

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WNIJ News
1:19 am
Fri October 12, 2007

Cab Drivers, Part 3

Rockford, IL – Hear what some Rockford cab drivers are willing to do to make a buck...from the unethical to the illegal.

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WNIJ News
1:18 am
Fri October 12, 2007

Cab Drivers, Part 2

Rockford, IL – In part two of our series, we learn just how risky cab driving can be.

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WNIJ News
1:09 am
Fri October 12, 2007

Cab Drivers, Part 1

Rockford, IL – Cab driving is a notoriously dangerous profession. Meet two cab drivers and find out what attracts them to this dangerous lifestyle.

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WNIJ News
12:15 am
Fri October 12, 2007

Cab Drivers, Part 4

Rockford, IL – We conclude our series on cab driving by hearing stories from cabbies about the demoralizing, even illegal, things they'll do to hike up that tip.

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WNIJ News
11:51 am
Wed September 19, 2007

Local cop helps train Iraqi police

NIU police chief Donald Grady
NIU

DeKalb, IL – NIU police chief Donald Grady spent a year in Iraq, advising the Interior Minister on how to create a democratic police force. Grady is an expert in rebuilding police forces in war-torn nations, especially those with ethnic and religious divisions. In an interview with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad, Grady discusses the results of his work in Iraq, and the country's future.

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