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9:43 am
Thu September 2, 2004

Singer-Guitarist Deborah Coleman plays OTW

Rockford, IL – Singer-guitarist Deborah Coleman is coming to Rockford. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad has this profile.

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2:46 pm
Wed September 1, 2004

Renee Austin Brings Her Blues and Gospel Roots to OTW

Rockford, IL – A powerful young singer is coming to Rockford's "On the Waterfront." Renee Austin fell in love with blues and gospel music when she was a child. Now, she's on her first nationwide tour, making her dream come true. WNIJ's Patrick Sheehan has more...

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WNIJ News
12:18 pm
Wed September 1, 2004

Government Eases Requirements for Pilots License

Rockford, IL – The Federal Government is making it easier for people to get a pilot's license. Starting this month, you can get a license to fly in just half the time it took before. But as WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports, the new license comes with a few catches.

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11:38 am
Tue August 31, 2004

Blooze Brothers Play Rockford at On the Waterfront

Rockford, IL – The Blooze Brothers are a Chicago-based tribute to Jake and Elwood Blues of the Blues Brothers film. WNIJ's Carl Nelson spoke with Chuck Little, who plays Elwood.

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11:56 am
Fri August 27, 2004

Putting a Face on the Unemployed

Loves Park, IL – July unemployment in the Rockford region was eight-and-a-half percent. That's three percent higher than the national average. Every month the state puts out the statistics. But have you ever wondered who the people are behind those numbers?

WNIJ's Simone Orendain introduces us to a Loves Park computer engineer who lost his job of 20 years.

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1:38 pm
Tue August 17, 2004

Student Film Highlights Chinese Infanticide

Chicago, IL – A Chicago film student is shining a light on her family's dark story. Her film "Plum Flower" tells the true story of infanticide in rural China in the early 20th century.

WNIJ's Simone Orendain talked with director Serena Moy about the short film.

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4:33 pm
Mon August 16, 2004

Screw City, Illinois

Rockford, IL – A new exhibit at the Rockford Art Museum allows Rockford artists to vent their feelings about their hometown. It's also a chance to explain why they're still living and working there. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports:

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3:08 pm
Thu August 12, 2004

GOP on Keyes

DeKalb, IL – When Illinois Democrat Barack Obama gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, people across the country took notice. At the time, Obama was unopposed in Illinois' U-S Senate race. The
Republican nominee, Jack Ryan left in June amid embarrassing allegations in his divorce records. Now Illinois Republicans are hoping to keep national interest going with the nomination of Maryland conservative Alan Keyes to run against Obama.

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10:01 am
Fri August 6, 2004

Kerry Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Beloit

Beloit, WI – Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry continues to campaign in the battleground states. He also held a town hall meeting in Beloit, Wisconsin. WNIJ's Simone Orendain reports not everyone there was a die-hard Kerry supporter.

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3:24 pm
Wed August 4, 2004

Energy Fair Preview

Oregon, IL – Chris Lehman visits Bob and Sonia Vogl, the organizers of the Illinois Renewable Energy Fair at the Ogle County Fairgrounds.

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