7:16 am
Thu October 6, 2011

State hearing on closing Singer Mental Health Center

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Around the Nation
4:08 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

A Business Incubator Gives Funding And Jobs To Vets

Illumatek makes windshields that are engraved and lit with fiber optics so motorcycles are more visible on the road. Its founder worked with VETransfer, a nonprofit that connects veteran entrepreneurs with funding and business skills.

Courtesy of John Miller

Originally published on Tue October 25, 2011 4:08 am

As the U.S. winds down military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and troops come home, many are eager to start work in the civilian sector. But it's been tough: The federal government reports the unemployment rate for young veterans has hovered around 30 percent this year.

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World Cafe
1:08 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

World Cafe Looks Back: Guitar Greats

Jeff Beck performs at Les Paul's 95th-birthday party at Iridium Jazz Club on June 9, 2010, in New York City.

Larry Busacca Getty Images

Originally published on Mon January 30, 2012 6:54 pm

Over the years, World Cafe has seen its share of guitar gods.

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2:08 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Taiwan & Rockford: corn, soybeans, and military support

Officials from Taiwan and northern Illinois sign a Letter of Intent regarding corn, soybeans, and overall good feelings between the two nations.
Susan Stephens
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All Things Considered

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A Prairie Home Companion

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8:35 am
Wed September 28, 2011

NIU guitar day

WNIJ news – This weekend, Northern Illinois University hosts its first All-Styles Guitar Day. WNIJ's Guy Stephens talked to the man behind the event, and has this report:

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6:23 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Sycamore Film Festival

Sycamore, IL – Community-based film festivals are popping up all over these days. The latest is the Sycamore Film Festival, which got underway last night with a documentary about the DeKalb County town itself. Sycamore resident Shela Lahey produced that film AND founded the ambitious festival: it's a four-day event featuring movies, music, visual art, and authors. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with Lahey.

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