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12:56 pm
Wed May 19, 2004

The Numbers Behind the Possible Closure of Youth Center

St. Charles, IL – A juvenile corrections facility in St. Charles could be around for just six more months, if the state decides to close it down. The move is part of the Department of Corrections' 92-million dollar cost savings plan. But opponents say there won't be any savings. WNIJ's Simone Orendain has the first part in a series about the Illinois Youth Center.

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12:41 pm
Wed May 19, 2004

Paying the Price of Saving on Costs at I-Y-C St. Charles

St. Charles, IL – The Illinois Department of Corrections will be working with a budget that's 92-million dollars less next year. It plans to close an Illinois Youth Center west of Chicago, as a cost saving measure. And this concerns families, employees, state lawmakers and the surrounding community. WNIJ's Simone Orendain has the third and final part of this series.

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2:25 pm
Wed May 12, 2004

Horse Slaughter Debate Heats Up

DeKalb, IL – Cavel International says its horse slaughterhouse in DeKalb will re-open soon. A fire took the facility offline two years ago. In the meantime, debate has heated up over whether horses should be killed for their meat. WNIJ's Chris Lehman spoke with two horse owners who stand on opposite sides of the issue.

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9:29 am
Thu May 6, 2004

Business Leaders "Meet the Managers" of DeKalb and Sycamore

Sycamore, IL – The bordering cities of DeKalb and Sycamore coexist peacefully. The two cities aren't just headed by mayors, they're run by managers. And both city managers say things weren't always peaceful when it came to economic interests. WNIJ's Simone Orendain reports.

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4:50 pm
Fri April 16, 2004

Some Chicago Immigrants' Lives Turned Upside Down

Chicago, IL – A documentary on post-9/11 immigration follows the struggles of Pakistani immigrants in Chicago.

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11:31 am
Wed April 14, 2004

Arlo Guthrie in Beloit

Beloit, Wisconsin – It's been nearly forty years since singer Arlo Guthrie was inspired to write "Alice's Restaurant." The long-monologue-of-a-song was a hit in the Woodstock-era, but don't expect him to play it if you see him in concert. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports. (note: Arlo Guthrie performed at Beloit College on April 13th, 2004.)

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9:34 am
Wed April 7, 2004

Elder Abuse on the Rise?

DeKalb, Il – As the Baby Boom generation approaches retirement age, experts say cases of elder abuse could increase significantly. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...

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11:24 am
Wed March 24, 2004

Grammy Winning Classical Guitarist Reaches Out

Rockford, IL – A world-renowed classical guitar player is on tour and headed to Hawaii. She made a stop in Rockford and performed for people with AIDS and HIV. WNIJ's Simone Orendain reports.

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2:02 pm
Tue March 23, 2004

Grammy Winning Classical Guitar Player Reaches Out

Rockford, IL – A world-renowed classical guitar player is on tour and headed to Hawaii this week. Last week, she made a stop in Rockford and performed for people with AIDS and HIV. WNIJ's Simone Orendain reports.

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4:57 pm
Fri March 12, 2004

Senate Democrat Candidates: Hot Button Issues

DeKalb, IL – Politicians would like to think voters are well-informed when they step into the polling booths. But sometimes, people cast their vote based on the candidates stance on just one emotionally-charged issue. WNIJ's Susan Stephens wraps up our series on the candidates for U-S Senate with a look at where the Democrats stand on some of the hot-button issues.

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