DeKalb, IL – The new health care law will be good for Illinois in the long run. But it could cost more in the near term. That's according to NIU public health professor James Ciesla. He spoke with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.
DeKalb, IL – Only one member of the Illinois Congressional delegation broke party ranks in last night's vote on health care. That was Democrat Dan Lipinski of Western Springs. He had pledged to vote against it on pro-life grounds. Other Representatives from northern Illinois had their own reasons for sticking with their parties.
DeKalb, IL – Northern Illinois University's official report detailing the shootings that took place two years ago is stirring up emotions on campus. The 300-page document contains everything from policy manuals to psychological profiles of the gunman who killed five students and injured 19 others. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.
DeKalb, IL – Northern Illinois University's official report on the 2008 campus shooting is long, wide-ranging, and offers a few more clues as to why a former student would return to the university to commit murder. NIU President John Peters spoke with WNIJ's Susan Stephens about what's in the report and why it's important.
Rockford/DeKalb – Rockford's unemployment rate nearly doubles the national rate. The combined jobless rate for Winnebago and Boone Counties now stands at nearly 20-percent. Chicago-based economist, Edward Stuart, says it could take six months or longer before Rockford begins to see improvement. He says the recession has been so deep, it will take a lot for the city to pull itself out. Meanwhile eleven out of the top twelve metropolitan areas in Illinois have double-digit unemployment. In DeKalb County, the jobless rate is close to 12-percent.