DeKalb, IL – A new survey by NIU's Center for Governmental Studies shows the increase in tolls on the Illinois Tollway isn't very popular. What's surprising is that drivers using I-PASS aren't too fond of the two-tiered toll system either, even though their tolls aren't going up under the plan.
Rockford, IL – In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, former Rockford YWCA executive director Jane McAfee takes us back to 1963: that's when she and colleagues from the National YWCA took part in the March on Washington. They were near the stage when Dr. King delivered his most famous speech.
Chicago, IL – In July, a long-distance cyclist from Chicago set out on a nine-month, 25-thousand mile adventure across three continents. Stephan Wanger wanted to pedal for charity and expected to raise two-and-a-half million dollars. Then in early November, with little money raised, few corporate sponsorships and very low finances, the one-time marketing specialist had to cut the trip short.
DeKalb, IL – Northern Illinois University's fleet of eight hybrid cars will get bigger beginning in January. When the transportation department placed its first order two years ago, one of those cars went to N-I-U police. That car passed its test period this summer. And now the police department is looking forward to getting a second hybrid car next month. WNIJ's Simone Orendain reports.
Batavia, IL – Northern Illinois University and Fermilab are set to re-open a cancer treatment center in January. The procedure is called "neutron therapy" and has been used to treat thousands of people in the past 30 years.