Rockford, IL – Maybe you're looking for something a little different for your summer vacation this year. One environmental organization offers the chance to help save the planet while you're on vacation. Stephen Vaughn is treasurer of the Blackhawk Chapter of the Sierra Club. He spoke with WNIJ's Chris Lehman about the program.
DeKalb, IL – The West Bank of Palestine might not seem to be the first place a Jewish American woman might want to head after graduating from college. WNIJ's Chris Lehman spoke with someone who did just that...
DeKalb, IL – As New Orleans prepares for the next hurricane season, many areas are still picking up the pieces left by Hurricane Katrina. WNIJ's Jenna Wright was one of nine volunteers from Immanuel Lutheran Church in DeKalb who spent a week in Saint Bernard parish providing hurricane relief.
DeKalb, IL – Congressman Dennis Hastert is one of the most powerful politicians in America. But he still has to win re-election every two years in his northern Illinois district. A sitting Speaker of the House has only been defeated once. But those long odds haven't stopped two Democrats from getting into the race. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...
Springfield, IL – Illinois' lack of restrictions on political fundraising has fed into the state's image of government for sale and seedy back room deals. The gubernatorial candidates on the ballot next Tuesday say they want to change that reputation. The platforms of both Republicans and Democrats seeking the state's top office include ethics plans. In the final report of our primary series...Amanda Vinicky examines the issue:
Springfield, IL – The five Republicans and two Democrats hoping to be the state's next governor all say education is a top priority...but they each have a different idea of what that means. As part of our series on issues playing a role in next week's primary...Amanda Vinicky educates you on the candidates plans for schools in Illinois:
Springfield, IL – On March 21st, Democrats and Republicans will choose their candidates for Governor. Governor Rod Blagojevich has a Democratic challenger, and there are five Republicans seeking their party's nomination. From Springfield, Amanda Vinicky starts our series on where the candidates stand on the issues with this overview.
Springfield, IL – Most of the candidates running for Illinois Governor say the state's fiscal condition has only gotten worse over the past four years. Sean Crawford reports on their proposals to improve the state's financial health in this installment of our series on the gubernatorial candidates and the big campaign issues.