Rockford, IL – Veterans Day looks more like Memorial Day this week as the nation honors the men and women who were killed or wounded in last week's shooting at Fort Hood. They were remembered in Rockford this weekend, along with Illinois service members who have died during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.
DeKalb, IL – The state's budgeting decisions could put the health care plans of many Northern Illinois University employees at risk. Local doctors have sent a letter to state officials saying they cannot afford to wait much longer for the state to reimburse them for medical services provided to state employees. WNIJ's Mike Moen and Susan Stephens have more on this story.
Naperville, IL – A new law recently approved by a Chicago suburb has brought attention to one man's decade-long protest against city hall. Many call him homeless...but he says his street tent is a way of demonstrating against the city. This new ordinance will force him to take his message elsewhere. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports:
DeKalb, IL – As October winds down, the investigation into Northern Illinois University's police chief continues. Donald Grady is accused of threatening a student journalist. He's been placed on administrative leave, and is in danger of losing his job. As WNIJ's, Mike Moen, reports, this isn't the first time Grady has had to face critics:
DeKalb, IL – It's been more than a year and a half since five students were shot to death in a classroom at Northern Illinois University. Now people who were affected by that tragedy can find some peace in a newly-completed memorial garden, featuring a sculpture many are finding inspirational. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports.
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: