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2:39 pm
Thu February 12, 2004

Watchdog Group: Domestic Violence Court Falls Short

Sycamore, IL – A watchdog group has been keeping tabs on the circuit court judges that hear domestic violence cases in DeKalb County. They recently unveiled the results in their first report.

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WNIJ News
12:12 pm
Mon February 9, 2004

DeKalb County Jail Tours Available Through March 13th

Sycamore, IL – Jail officials are trying to keep the peace at the overcrowded DeKalb County Jail. They hope that this spring, voters will approve a sales tax increase to fund a planned expansion.

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WNIJ News
9:42 am
Tue January 27, 2004

Student Makes Documentary on Failed Referendum

Carpentersville, IL – This academic year, the Carpentersville school district has a tight budget, smaller staff and fewer programs because a referendum failed last spring. A student films the effects of the change, and gets local reaction for a documentary he's producing.

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WNIJ News
3:02 pm
Mon January 26, 2004

The Dirty Cowboy

DeKalb – DeKalb author Amy Timberlake sat down with WNIJ's Chris Lehman to discuss her first children's book, "The Dirty Cowboy". The book is set in the desert southwest, and is based on a story that has been passed down through her family for several generations.

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WNIJ News
12:29 pm
Wed January 14, 2004

New Newspaper Takes Off

Creston, IL – Some newspapers are proud of their longevity. But as WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports, one local paper is so new, it's catching the people it covers somewhat off guard.

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WNIJ News
4:28 pm
Thu December 11, 2003

NIU Latino Student Strategies

DeKalb, IL – During bad economic times college enrollment usually goes up. This fall, figures at Northern Illinois University showed this trend. The university saw a surge in minority enrollment, particularly among Latinos. But there's a strong chance the Latino students will not complete their degrees. Some school officials are working to stop this phenomenon.

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WNIJ News
3:47 pm
Thu December 11, 2003

Lights Out for International Game

St. Louis, MO – Over the next year, some vampires, werewolves and wraiths will be wiped out of the "world of darkness" as a long-running live action role-playing game comes to an end. Players from around the world have to decide whether they will let their characters die off or they will hang on until the very end.

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WNIJ News
12:06 pm
Thu December 11, 2003

Illinois Helicopter Pilot's Funeral

Genoa, IL – Illinois Air National Guard pilot Brian Slavenas was killed when his helicopter was shot down in Iraq. He was buried in Genoa, Illinois: Slavenas' family held two memorial services for him, each one representing their opposing views of the war. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports:

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WNIJ News
10:15 am
Mon November 17, 2003

Representative Wirsing Obituary

State Representative David Wirsing
State of Illinois photo

DeKalb, IL – State Representative David Wirsing will be laid to rest this Friday. The Sycamore Republican died Sunday at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports.

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WNIJ News
4:37 pm
Thu November 6, 2003

Farming in the Shadow of Sprawl: Part 4

Channahon, IL – Suburban farm families face more pressures than bad weather and poor commodity prices. The Bleuer family of Channahon talks about farmland being sold out from under them, a lack of understanding from new neighbors, and intergenerational issues.

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