Rockford, IL – We continue our On The Waterfront preview with a chat WNIJ's Christopher Hosken recently had with Janiva Magness. The blues singer will perform at The Left Bank Stage this Sunday night at 6-45 in Rockford. We hear some of Magness' oldest memories about being a foster child, plus some of her newest music from the C-D titled What Love Will Do.
DeKalb, IL – Earlier this week, WNIJ reported on the popularity of community colleges in this struggling economy, and how administrators are meeting the growing demand. We also got feedback from those attending the schools, as a result of the recession. Our own Mike Moen spoke with a student at Kishwaukee College in DeKalb County:
DeKalb, IL – Curtis Salgado is the inspiration for the "Blues Brothers". Salgado performs at Rockford's On the Waterfront festival. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports on Salgado's friendship with John Belushi...and his battle with cancer.
Rockford, IL – The Illinois State police are taking an internal investigation out of the hands of the Rockford Police Department. That's after a week of protests sparked by the shooting of an unarmed man in the basement of a church's daycare center. WNIJ's Susan Stephens has more:
Rockford, IL – The investigation into the shooting of an unarmed man by Rockford police officers has been turned over to state police. But that might not be enough for people who have been protesting the way local officials have handled the case. WNIJ's Susan Stephens has more: