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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.