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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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WNIJ News
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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WNIJ News
6:40 am
Thu June 1, 2006

FOUND Magazine

Davy Rothbart

FOUND Magazine

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WNIJ News
6:04 am
Thu May 25, 2006

Wisconsin bans out-of-state firewood

Wisconsin bans out-of-state firewood

Chris Lehman

Madison, WI – The summer camping season is in high gear. Wisconsin officials say if you're headed their way, leave the firewood at home. WNIJ's Chris Lehman explains.

Link: Emerald Ash Borer

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WNIJ News
5:31 am
Wed May 24, 2006

Drought concerns ease

Drought concerns ease

DeKalb, IL – A return to normal rainfall levels has prompted the state of Illinois to de-activate its Drought Response Taskforce. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...

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WNIJ News
8:53 am
Fri May 19, 2006

Some farm animals are literally a dying breed

Efforts to preserve some rare varieties of livestock.

Chris Lehman

LaFox, IL – When you think of endangered species, farm animals might not top the list. But there's an effort to preserve some rare varieties of livestock. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...

Related links:
Esther's Place
Garfield Farm and Inn Museum

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WNIJ News
2:02 am
Thu May 11, 2006

Changing street names

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Meet the woman who changed the address of everyone in town.

Chris Lehman

Lee, IL – Every small town has a local history buff: Someone who can tell you who the first mayor was or where the general store used to be. WNIJ's Chris Lehman met someone who not only knows her town's history; she's part of it.

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WNIJ News
6:21 am
Mon May 8, 2006

Changing the future of mental illness

Rockford, IL – Adults and children living with mental illness - either personally or within their families - share their stories in this radio production. Hear insights on children's mental health, recovery and resiliency from a panel of local experts, including Carol Craig, MD, Child Psychiatrist Richard Jaconette, MD, Child Psychiatrist Frank Ware, ACSW, Executive Director of Janet Wattles Center and others. Length: 59mins.

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WNIJ News
6:44 am
Fri May 5, 2006

Lee Johnson, birds, and Birdfest

Lee Johnson, birds, and Birdfest

Chris Lehman

Sand Bluff Bird Observatory, Durand, IL – Colored Sands Forest Preserve holds its annual Birdfest May 6 & 7. WNIJ's Guy Stephens talked to the man in charge of Sand Bluff Bird Observatory's efforts.

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WNIJ News
4:36 am
Mon April 24, 2006

Saving the planet while on vacation

Saving the planet while on vacation

Chris Lehman

Rockford, IL – Maybe you're looking for something a little different for your summer vacation this year. One environmental organization offers the chance to help save the planet while you're on vacation. Stephen Vaughn is treasurer of the Blackhawk Chapter of the Sierra Club. He spoke with WNIJ's Chris Lehman about the program.

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