DeKalb, IL – NIU Jazz Ensemble director Ron Carter has built a jazz program on the foundation prepared by ensemble founder Ron Modell. After 11 years at the helm he talks about how far he's come, where things stand and how he'd like to continue to train his students to be versatile professionals. The Ensemble's new CD Swinging Every Which Way But Loose will be released at tonights concert.
Rockford, IL – An effort to open a fair-trade store in Rockford is running into some opposition. The opponents of the project don't object to fair-trade. They're objecting to the presence of a social service agency that might share its space with the store. WNIJ's Chris Lehman explains.
DeKalb, IL – NIU economist Stephen Karlson talks with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad about ComEd's proposal to increase its rates, and looks at the proposed "reverse auction" method for buying wholesale power. Karlson also addresses concerns about oversight, and possible antitrust concerns between ComEd and parent company Exelon Generation.