DeKalb – 16th District Congressman Don Manzullo was in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001. He remembers that day in an interview with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad. This is an extended version of an interview that aired during Morning Edition.
DeKalb, IL – Seven state facilities would close and 19-hundred people would lose their jobs under a budget-cutting proposal spelled out by Governor Pat Quinn yesterday. Now some state lawmakers, union members, and affected families are starting to plan ways to fight the cuts. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.
WNIJ news – The man accused in a DeKalb County cold case has pleaded not guilty to murder and kidnapping charges. Jack McCullough was arraigned during a court appearance Thursday. Prosecutors also made a request for DNA testing. McCullough's attorney says her client will agree to provide a sample. The next court date in the case is scheduled for September 22nd. McCullogh was arrested back in July for the 1957 murder of Maria Ridulph. The Sycamore girl disappeared while playing outside her home. Her remains were found several months later in JoDaviess County.
WNIJ news – The 10-year observance of the 9/11 attacks has inspired many people to mark the occasion in their own special way. In the northern Illinois village of Huntley, a group of women is making use of the American flag to honor the victims. WNIJ's Mike Moen has more: