DeKalb, IL – Monday night, DeKalb will swear in four new city council members. But that*s not without some controversy. The newly elected alderman of DeKalb's Third Ward has been under public scrutiny since last month*s election.
Now more than 100 DeKalb residents are calling for his resignation, before he even takes office. WNIJ*s Tony Arnold reports.
Chadwick, IL – The Superintendent of a small school district in northwest Illinois will be deployed to Afghanistan at the end of March. Roy Webb heads the Chadwick School District and is a colonel in the Iowa National Guard. WNIJ's Abbie Reese was there when his students and teachers sent him off.
Hernando, MS – Most hurricane relief volunteers help out for a week at a time. At the United Methodist Church in Hernando, Mississippi, one week has now turned into a year and a half. The town just south of Memphis has has become a midway point for volunteers coming from the North looking for a place to stay the night. WNIJ's Jenna Wright reports.
DeKalb, IL – DeKalb Mayor Frank Van Buer envisions a downtown that's filled with retirees enjoying the cultural assets provided by Northern Illinois University. The plan includes a thousand condos and more retailers. Ultimately, Mayor Van Buer envisions the downtown stretching east to Peace Road, near Interstate 88. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad asks "Will developers by into this plan?"