WNIJ News
9:05 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Cooling centers in northern Illinois

Rockford, IL – Public Cooling Centers for Rockford:

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WNIJ News
11:25 am
Fri June 3, 2011

Nurse-In in DeKalb

DeKalb, IL – Dozens of mothers and babies parked themselves in front of a downtown DeKalb business Thursday. They were there to protest an incident this week where a mother says she was kicked out of a store for breastfeeding.

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WNIJ News
1:23 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

New Congress Map "Bad for Freshmen"

DeKalb – The Congressional map approved by Illinois lawmakers would hurt Freshmen Republicans. How would it affect longtime incumbent Don Manzullo? WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks about the map with NIU political scientist Matt Streb.

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World Cafe
10:30 am
Mon May 30, 2011

Elton John And Leon Russell On World Cafe

Elton John and Leon Russell appeared on World Cafe.
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue December 27, 2011 10:12 am

From his start with the band Bluesology in 1961, multi-award winner Elton John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) has time and time again proven himself to be one of the most iconic singer-songwriters of our day. Rising to international fame by the 1970's with the hit "Your Song," Elton has since released an overwhelming number of studio albums, many of which have climbed their way to the top of the charts.

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WNIJ News
1:17 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Rockford & DeKalb would get new Congress districts

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WNIJ News
7:34 am
Fri May 27, 2011

UU minister praises civil unions law

DeKalb – The Rev. Linda Slabon will apply for a civil unions license with her partner. She tells WNIJ's Dan Klefstad about a ceremony she's planning for this summer at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb.

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WNIJ News
8:29 am
Mon May 23, 2011

Storms update

WNIJ news – Three tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois Sunday night. That's according to the National Weather Service. Officials say the twisters hit near Stillman Valley, Adeline and Polo. Meanwhile, clean up efforts continue in the Rockford-area, which saw most of the storm damage. Com-ed says as of Tuesday morning, fewer than one thousand customers remain without power. Rockford School District officials have closed Kennedy Middle School for the rest of the academic year. The school, which was slated for closure due to budget cuts, lost part of its roof.

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WNIJ News
8:44 am
Thu May 19, 2011

Senate redistricting map

WNIJ news – The public now has a chance to see proposed changes for Illinois Senate boundaries. The Senate redistricting committee has posted its proposed map. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports on how DeKalb County would be affected:

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WNIJ News
7:57 am
Thu May 19, 2011

Websites for IL public pension systems

DeKalb – Here are the websites of the Illinois state pension systems that would be affected by a pension overhaul bill in the Legislature. We've also included a link to HB 149:

Teachers Retirement System - http://trs.illinois.gov/

State Universities Retirement System - http://www.surs.com/homepage.surs

State Employees Retirement System - http://www.state.il.us/SRS/SERS/home_sers.htm

Chicago Teachers Pension Fund - http://www.ctpf.org/

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WNIJ News
6:27 am
Thu May 19, 2011

IL lawmakers debate teacher pensions

DeKalb – Illinois lawmakers are debating a measure that would overhaul pensions for teachers and other state workers. The bill is controversial because it would affect current employees. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks about this bill with Dave Urbanek, spokesman for the Teachers Retirement System.

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