Illinois – The death of Osama bin Laden comes at a time when Byron residents Kirk and Gretchen Catherwood continue to mourn the loss of their son Alec, a 19-year-old Marine Lance Corporal assigned as a rifleman to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was killed in combat Afghanistan last fall.
WNIJ's Mike Moen asked his mother where she was when she first heard that Osama bin Laden had died and what she felt at that moment.
WNIJ news – A prominent activist paid a visit to Northern Illinois University this week. Former Army National Guard Lieutenant, Daniel Choi, discussed the repeal of the military's ban on gays. WNIJ's Caitlin Ketel has more:
WNIJ news – Members of Congress are back in their home districts. In some states, they're hearing from angry constituents who are voicing their displeasure with the budget plan being pushed by House Republicans. Freshman GOP Congressman, Randy Hultgren, is hosting town hall meetings for voters in Illinois' 14th district. He spoke with WNIJ's Mike Moen: