Rockford, IL – There's more than music at Rockford's On the Waterfront Festival. And we're not talking about food and carnival rides. It's the second year for the On the Waterfront Film Festival, featuring short movies by local filmmakers. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with the festival's organizer, Jason Ssg.
DeKalb, IL – Monday, August 29, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon for the Illinois Fiber Resources Group, or iFiber for short. The public/private project will create a broadband network covering nine counties in northwest Illinois . John Lewis chairs the project. He spoke with WNIJ's Guy Stephens
DeKalb – One of the nation's top telecommunications executives visited DeKalb last week. Maggie Wilderotter is the Chairman & CEO of Frontier Communications. She spoke with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad about the personal qualities that make an executive...and grooming the next generation of female business leaders.
Machesney Park IL – Roland Christen, founder and president of Astro-Physics Inc., took issue with remarks made by U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Egan) in an interview with WNIJ and compiled his own thoughts from the viewpoint of a small manufacturer.
WNIJ news – This week, WNIJ aired discussions with U.S. House members from our listening area about ongoing budget issues in Washington. Most federal lawmakers from the area are Republican. We reached out to the only two sitting Democrats who represent the area, but they both declined. We did talk with former Democratic Congressman, Bill Foster, who once represented the 14th District and is making another run for Congress. He spoke with WNIJ's Mike Moen: