Springfield, IL – Illinois Governor, Pat Quinn, says he won't sign legislation, that would have allowed the state's public universities to borrow money. Instead, the governor wants to include them in a broader spending bill for state government. Some universities sought the ability to borrow, as they wait for money held up because of the state's $13-billion dollar deficit. Northern Illinois University president, John Peters, has said he would only use it as a last resort.
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DeKalb, IL – Illinois wants its school children to get healthy food from local farms. Officials with a new state program are looking for the public's input on how to make that happen. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports.
DeKalb, IL – Back in the 1930's, raw milk was relocated to the back alleys of the U.S. dairy industry. That's when pasteurization became a standard practice. Now, raw milk is making a comeback. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, visited a farm in the western suburbs of Chicago, to get an idea of where this movement is headed:
DeKalb, IL – Now that 2010 census-takers have given Americans a chance to mail their responses, the remaining 28-percent are being visited by neighbors with clipboards and questions. To get an update on how the census is progressing, WNIJ's Christopher Hosken spoke with Jim Accurso. Accurso is a spokesman in the Chicago Regional Census Center. Those working at the center are in charge of census collection in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.