Rockford, IL – Dozens of residents packed Rockford City Hall Wednesday to protest this week's shooting of an unarmed black man by two white police officers. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports the mayor is asking people to stay calm, and wait for the investigation to unfold:
Springfield, IL – The Illinois EPA was the focus of a recent Chicago Tribune article. It claimed that political infighting got in the way of fighting polluters. Agency director, Doug Scott, was mentioned numerous times in the story. He's now facing criticism from other top officials in state government. The former Rockford Mayor discussed the matter with WNIJ's Mike Moen:
DeKalb, IL – Some newspapers are resurrecting the idea of charging Internet users for reading stories online. Will it work? WNIJ's Mike Moen posed that question to Jim Killam. He's the advisor to Northern Illinois University's student-run newspaper, the Northern Star. They also discussed how the Internet is making things difficult for aspiring journalists.
DeKalb, IL – WNIJ asks northern Illinois residents what they want from Congress' health care overhaul. In this hour-long special we visit a few of the raucous public debates in our area, sit down with people to talk about THEIR insurance coverage, and learn more about health care co-ops.