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10:19 pm
Tue July 5, 2005

Rock and Roll Camp

Rockford, IL – School's out and summer camp season is here. It's that time of year when kids get to do things they usually can't do at home, like building fires and making s'mores. For a few dozen kids in Rockford, summer camp means making noise: they're learning what it's like to be in a rock and roll band. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports:

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WNIJ News
3:59 pm
Tue July 5, 2005

Jane the Dinosaur

Rockford, IL – Rockford's very own dinosaur has been unveiled: "Jane" is standing on her own two fossilized feet for the first time in 66-million years. The Burpee Museum of Natural History is opening its permanent exhibit about the dinosaur that was unearthed in Montana by museum volunteers. The exhibit answers the question paleontologists have debated for the past few years: "just what IS Jane, anyway?" WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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WNIJ News
3:58 pm
Tue July 5, 2005

Sufjan Stevens interview

Sufjan Stevens

DeKalb, IL – A New York-based singer/songwriter takes on the Blackhawk War, Carl Sandburg, and unemployment in Rockford. Sufjan Stevens' new album is "Come on, Feel the Illinoise." It's the Detroit native's follow-up to his album all about his home state. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with Sufjan Stevens about llinois and his plan to record an album about each of the fifty states.

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WNIJ News
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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