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4:51 am
Tue March 27, 2007

Halfway to hurricane relief: volunteers helping volunteers

Hernando, MS – Most hurricane relief volunteers help out for a week at a time. At the United Methodist Church in Hernando, Mississippi, one week has now turned into a year and a half. The town just south of Memphis has has become a midway point for volunteers coming from the North looking for a place to stay the night. WNIJ's Jenna Wright reports.

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WNIJ News
6:01 am
Fri March 16, 2007

Could DeKalb be a haven for retirees?

DeKalb Mayor Frank Van Buer

DeKalb, IL – DeKalb Mayor Frank Van Buer envisions a downtown that's filled with retirees enjoying the cultural assets provided by Northern Illinois University. The plan includes a thousand condos and more retailers. Ultimately, Mayor Van Buer envisions the downtown stretching east to Peace Road, near Interstate 88. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad asks "Will developers by into this plan?"

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WNIJ News
7:19 am
Wed March 7, 2007

Tobacco sales to Winnebago youths up from last year

Rockford, IL – Recent inspections of tobacco retailers in Winnebago County found that clerks were more likely to sell tobacco products to minors than they were a year ago. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports.

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WNIJ News
5:16 am
Fri February 23, 2007

Deadline near for public comment on Prairie Parkway environmental study

DeKalb, IL – The deadline is approaching for public comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed freeway connecting Interstates 80 and 88. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports:

Related link:
Prairie Parkway Study

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WNIJ News
5:45 am
Tue February 20, 2007

Republicans propose $5 billion Capital Plan for Illinois

DeKalb, IL – Illinois House Republicans have proposed a five billion dollar capital plan to finance highway, school and college construction projects across the state. It would be financed by adding thousands of new gaming positions at the state's casinos. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports:

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WNIJ News
3:27 am
Fri February 2, 2007

Two landmark Russian plays on stage at NIU

DeKalb, IL – This weekend and next, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance is presenting two landmark Russian plays in alternating performances. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports:

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WNIJ News
5:26 am
Tue January 30, 2007

Protect your pet from winter's worst

DeKalb, IL – Frigid temperatures are forecast at least through the first weekend in February. Animal advocates want you to take extra care to be sure your pets are warm and safe. WNIJ's Guy Stephens has more:

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WNIJ News
5:20 am
Thu January 25, 2007

An interview with Richard Goldstone

Judge Richard Goldstone

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WNIJ News
6:42 am
Thu December 14, 2006

Report on Illinois' employment picture mixed

DeKalb, IL – A new report has some good news, bad news, and a mix of both as it looks at employment in Illinois. WNIJ's Guy Stephens talks with one of the authors of "The State of Working Illinois 2006," Paul Kleppner of NIU's Regional Develoment Institute and Office for Social Policy Research:

Related link: The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

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WNIJ News
5:08 am
Mon December 4, 2006

Blood banks concerned about holiday donations

DeKalb, IL – Area blood banks hope people will give the gift of blood this holiday season. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports.

On the Web:
Rock River Valley Blood Center

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