DeKalb, IL – The Potawatomi Nation wants to open a bingo parlor on land it owns near Shabbona. The tribe claims sovereignty over the land. That would allow it to bypass state and local restrictions on opening a gaming facility. But the U-S government refutes that claim. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports:
DeKalb, IL – Monday, September 25th, was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dmitri Shostakovich. That night, the NIU Philharmonic gave a concert featuring works by the Russian composer. WNIJ's Guy Stephens had this report:
Rockford, IL – An Illinois college student is drawing portraits of all the Illinois soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The set of portraits done so far came to Rockford in late September. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports.
Rockford, IL – Last year, Chicago bluesman Lonnie Brooks performed at On the Waterfront with his two sons. This year, one of those sons returns to the Left Bank Stage. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with Ronnie Baker Brooks.
Rockford, IL – A small recording studio in Rockford is home for two Midwestern bands that found they have a lot in common. Now they're close to wrapping up a new album while staying busy playing live shows, often together. WNIJ's Susan Stephens stopped by the studio where The Wandering Sons were recording and has this report.
Oregon, IL – Four white supremacists and about one-hundred protestors tried to shout each other down at an anti-immigration rally in Ogle County. It was the first event sponsored by a new, all-female "white power" group based in northern Illinois. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.
La Salle, IL – A group of peace activists is marching across the state to draw attention to their cause. Members of Voices for Creative Nonviolence are calling on the U-S to withdraw its troops from Iraq and to further fund reconstruction of the country. The group is walking from Springfield to the Chicago area.
WNIJ's Chris Lehman caught up with them this morning along a La Salle County highway. He spoke with group member Jeff Leys.