Sycamore, IL – Community-based film festivals are popping up all over these days. The latest is the Sycamore Film Festival, which got underway last night with a documentary about the DeKalb County town itself. Sycamore resident Shela Lahey produced that film AND founded the ambitious festival: it's a four-day event featuring movies, music, visual art, and authors. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with Lahey.
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Efforts to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy are ongoing. Supporters of the move secured a major victory last month, when Congress gave its consent. WNIJ's Mike Moen spoke with a pair of openly gay graduate students from Northern Illinois University, who served under the policy. They discussed their experience, and how it affects them today:
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