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