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.
DeKalb, IL – The Citizen's Utility Board, or CUB, has condemned ComEd's proposal to increase its rates. ComEd wants to raise rates 20 percent, starting in 2007. CUB's executive director, Dave Kolata, talks with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.
DeKalb, IL – Eight DeKalb County firefighters returned home Wednesday, September 21, after spending two weeks in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Among them was Jim Ruhl. Chris Lehman spoke with him as he was putting away his equipment at DeKalb's Fire Station Number One.