DeKalb, IL – One of the worst cases of animal hoarding ever reported took a turn October 23 when the owner, a Rochelle woman, relinquished custody to a DeKalb shelter. WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke with Tails Humane Society's Carolyn Law. She says resolving ownership often takes weeks or month in these cases. So the quickness of the owners decision was unexpected, but not unwelcome.
DeKalb, IL – NIU police chief Donald Grady spent a year in Iraq, advising the Interior Minister on how to create a democratic police force. Grady is an expert in rebuilding police forces in war-torn nations, especially those with ethnic and religious divisions. In an interview with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad, Grady discusses the results of his work in Iraq, and the country's future.
DeKalb, IL – Later this morning, longtime U-S Congressman Dennis Hastert will finally say if he's retiring or seeking re-election. The Republican*s long political career has taken him from the Illinois State House to being the third most powerful person in the country. As WNIJ's Tony Arnold reports, that power can bring out intense feelings in both supporters and opponents.
Rockford, IL – Heavy rains from Monday night caused rapid flooding and forced a number of people to evacuate their homes in Rockford area. It was the worst flooding the city's seen since last year when a storm caused similar problems in the exact same neighborhoods. WNIJ's Tony Arnold talked to some residents who are having a bad case of déjà vu.