Warrenville, IL – It has been nearly a year since any construction has taken place at the site of an NIU affiliated proton cancer treatment center in DuPage County. Things are much different, however, at the site of its nearby rival. ProCure Incorporated recently installed its all important cancer-killing proton-beam cyclotron. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken watched the delivery of the 220-ton component and filed this report.
DeKalb, IL – A report based on newly-released Census numbers shows poverty is on the rise in Illinois. Over the past eight years, the number people living in poverty jumped by nearly a quarter million.
WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with one of the people behind that report: Amy Rynell is with the Chicago-based Social Impact Research Center.
DeKalb, IL – In the 1960s, Tom Lehrer's satirical songs achieved cult status on college campuses. Now, a new generation of students has a chance to experience his biting wit. Northern Illinois University's School of Theatre and Dance is presenting "Tomfoolery," a revue of Tom Lehrer's songs, September 24-October 4. WNIJ's Guy Stephens has more:
Rockford, IL – For the second Saturday in a row, people marched in the streets of Rockford because of tensions heightened by last month's police shooting of a man in a church daycare center.
Last Saturday, Reverend Jesse Jackson led what was billed as a "Unity March" for justice, jobs, and education. This weekend, the march was in support of the police officers involved in the shooting. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports:
DeKalb, IL – Small business owners are paying attention to the health-care debate, and what it means for them. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, discussed the issue with the owner of a long-time business in downtown DeKalb: