WNIJ News
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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WNIJ News
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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WNIJ News
9:47 am
Tue September 20, 2011

Don't Ask, Don't Tell perspective

WNIJ news – ***This story originally aired in January***

Efforts to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy are ongoing. Supporters of the move secured a major victory last month, when Congress gave its consent. WNIJ's Mike Moen spoke with a pair of openly gay graduate students from Northern Illinois University, who served under the policy. They discussed their experience, and how it affects them today:


***a warning this story contains some potentially offensive language***

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WNIJ News
4:36 pm
Sat September 10, 2011

Congressman remembers 9/11

U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo (R, IL-16)

DeKalb – 16th District Congressman Don Manzullo was in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001. He remembers that day in an interview with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad. This is an extended version of an interview that aired during Morning Edition.

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WNIJ News
5:15 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Congressman remembers 9/11

U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo (R, IL-16)

DeKalb – 16th District Congressman Don Manzullo was in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001. He remembers that day in an interview with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.

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WNIJ News
4:35 am
Fri September 9, 2011

Singer and Mabley among gov's proposed closings

DeKalb, IL – Seven state facilities would close and 19-hundred people would lose their jobs under a budget-cutting proposal spelled out by Governor Pat Quinn yesterday. Now some state lawmakers, union members, and affected families are starting to plan ways to fight the cuts. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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WNIJ News
12:46 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

DeKalb County cold case

WNIJ news – The man accused in a DeKalb County cold case has pleaded not guilty to murder and kidnapping charges. Jack McCullough was arraigned during a court appearance Thursday. Prosecutors also made a request for DNA testing. McCullough's attorney says her client will agree to provide a sample. The next court date in the case is scheduled for September 22nd. McCullogh was arrested back in July for the 1957 murder of Maria Ridulph. The Sycamore girl disappeared while playing outside her home. Her remains were found several months later in JoDaviess County.

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WNIJ News
5:48 am
Thu September 8, 2011

9/11 flag display

WNIJ news – The 10-year observance of the 9/11 attacks has inspired many people to mark the occasion in their own special way. In the northern Illinois village of Huntley, a group of women is making use of the American flag to honor the victims. WNIJ's Mike Moen has more:

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WNIJ News
5:45 am
Thu September 8, 2011

9/11 flag display

WNIJ news – The 10-year observance of the 9/11 attacks has inspired many people to mark the occasion in their own special way. In the northern Illinois village of Huntley, a group of women is making use of the American flag to honor the victims. WNIJ's Mike Moen has more:

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Three Books...
8:51 am
Tue September 6, 2011

What's In Store: 3 Tales Of A Terrifying Future

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Originally published on Mon January 2, 2012 8:53 pm

When I was a kid, I assumed that in the future things would get better and better until we were all driving flying cars and playing badminton with space aliens on top of 500-story buildings. Frankly, I kind of counted on this happening. But now I don't assume that we'll just keep going up anymore.

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