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5:27 am
Tue September 26, 2006

NIU Philharmonic concert

Brett Mitchell, director of the NIU Philharmonic

NIU Philharmonic concert

DeKalb, IL – Monday, September 25th, was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dmitri Shostakovich. That night, the NIU Philharmonic gave a concert featuring works by the Russian composer. WNIJ's Guy Stephens had this report:

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6:34 am
Wed September 20, 2006

Portrait of a Soldier

Rockford, IL – An Illinois college student is drawing portraits of all the Illinois soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The set of portraits done so far came to Rockford in late September. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports.

Link: Portrait of a Soldier

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WNIJ News
2:35 am
Thu August 31, 2006

Ronnie Baker Brooks returns to the Waterfront

Ronnie Baker Brooks returns to theWaterfront

Dan Klefstad

Rockford, IL – Last year, Chicago bluesman Lonnie Brooks performed at On the Waterfront with his two sons. This year, one of those sons returns to the Left Bank Stage. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with Ronnie Baker Brooks.

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5:06 am
Wed August 30, 2006

On The Waterfront '06 - John Lee Hooker Jr.

On The Waterfront '06 ; John Lee Hooker Jr.

Dan Klefstad

Rockford, IL – This Sunday, the son of a blues legend comes to Rockford's "On the Waterfront" festival. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad spoke with John Lee Hooker, Jr.

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6:54 am
Tue August 22, 2006

Spanish weather radio

Spanish weather radio

Chris Lehman

Chicago, IL – Illinois could become one of just three states in the country to have Spanish-language weather radio broadcasts. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...

Link: National Weather Service Chicago

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WNIJ News
2:26 am
Thu August 17, 2006

HMS and The Wandering Sons

Rockford, IL – A small recording studio in Rockford is home for two Midwestern bands that found they have a lot in common. Now they're close to wrapping up a new album while staying busy playing live shows, often together. WNIJ's Susan Stephens stopped by the studio where The Wandering Sons were recording and has this report.

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7:30 am
Mon July 17, 2006

White power rally in Oregon

White power rally in Oregon

Susan Stephens

Oregon, IL – Four white supremacists and about one-hundred protestors tried to shout each other down at an anti-immigration rally in Ogle County. It was the first event sponsored by a new, all-female "white power" group based in northern Illinois. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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6:25 am
Mon June 26, 2006

Cleaning up old tires

Cleaning up old tires

DeKalb, IL – Local governments have another tool in the fight against illegal tire dumping. WNIJ's Chris Lehman explains.

Link:
Scrap Tire Cleanup Guidebook

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WNIJ News
2:45 am
Thu June 22, 2006

A long walk for peace

A long walk for peace

La Salle, IL – A group of peace activists is marching across the state to draw attention to their cause. Members of Voices for Creative Nonviolence are calling on the U-S to withdraw its troops from Iraq and to further fund reconstruction of the country. The group is walking from Springfield to the Chicago area.

WNIJ's Chris Lehman caught up with them this morning along a La Salle County highway. He spoke with group member Jeff Leys.

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6:53 am
Fri June 9, 2006

“The Mystery Dinosaur”

The Mystery Dinosaur

Rockford, IL – The dinosaur that Rockford adopted is about to get more international attention. The juvenile T-Rex known as Jane stars in a new documentary that will be shown this summer on the cable television channels Discovery and Science. The movie debuts at the Coronado Theatre in Rockford. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with the family behind the ambitious project.

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