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5:47 pm
Wed June 8, 2005

Saving prairie bush-clover

South Beloit, IL – In northern Winnebago County, a group of people are ripping up the prairie in hopes of preserving a rare plant. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports:

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WNIJ News
3:50 pm
Mon June 6, 2005

State to skip pension payments

DeKalb, IL – Illinois lawmakers passed a budget that balances itself by skipping payments to the state's pension systems. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with State Representative Bob Pritchard (R-70) about the bill on its way to the Governor's desk.

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WNIJ News
3:01 pm
Tue May 24, 2005

A solution for excess train noise?

DeKalb, IL – The sound of a train blowing its horn is an unavoidable part of life in many towns. Now, the City of DeKalb is taking steps to make trains a little less intrusive on the lives of people who live near the tracks. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...

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WNIJ News
7:04 pm
Wed May 18, 2005

Local company finds way to compete globally

Rockford, IL – As part of Think Global, our 2005 public radio collaboration, WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with the president of Eclipse Inc., a Rockford manufacturer that has found a way to compete in the global marketplace.

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6:38 pm
Fri May 13, 2005

The Middle of Everywhere - Think Global 2005

DeKalb, IL – WNIJ and the 2005 Public Radio Collaboration, a coalition of public radio stations and producers across the country, seek to reveal the often-hidden connections between us, our communities and the rest of the world.

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WNIJ News
6:14 pm
Fri May 6, 2005

DeKalb's homeless shelter faces a deficit

DeKalb, IL – Government cutbacks have caused severe financial problems at DeKalb County's only homeless shelter. As a result, Hope Haven has decided to hold a fundraiser.

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WNIJ News
4:17 pm
Thu May 5, 2005

Rockford bus options limited

Rockford, IL – A new study claims the Rockford area needs more flexibility in transit options for low-wage workers. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...

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WNIJ News
2:12 pm
Wed April 27, 2005

Rockford goes to Washington

Washington, D.C. – Rockford went to Washington Tuesday. A chartered 737 flew from Rockford to the nation's capital and back for a one-day lobbying blitz. WNIJ's Chris Lehman bought a ticket and flew along.

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WNIJ News
8:42 pm
Thu April 21, 2005

Flood Inspires Artistic Collaboration

Freeport, IL – The Mississippi River flood of 1993 was one of the worst natural disasters ever for many Midwest communities. A new musical collaboration by three Freeport area artists commemorates the catastrophe and the impact it had on millions of peoples' lives. The work, called "A Gathering of Waters", will premiere this Friday evening, April 22, in Freeport. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...

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WNIJ News
2:13 pm
Wed April 13, 2005

Bobby McFerrin, jazz artist AND classical conductor

Rockford, – Bobby McFerrin is known as an innovative and versatile jazz artist. He appears with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra Tuesday night. But he won't just be doing his trademark vocalizations. He conducts the RSO in a program of classical music. He spoke with WNIJ's Guy Stephens.

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