WNIJ News
5:16 pm
Mon December 20, 2010

SCHOOL CLOSING: Sauk Valley College

DIXON IL – The Sauk Valley College campus is closed effective 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20. The SVC Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for 7 tonight will be rescheduled

WNIJ News
8:59 am
Fri December 17, 2010

State Income Tax Series, part 5

WNIJ news – In part five of our series in Illinois' income tax, we hear what WNIJ listeners have to say about it, and whether or not it should be raised. Christopher Hosken has more:

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WNIJ News
2:03 pm
Thu December 16, 2010

State Income Tax Series, part 4

WNIJ news – When Illinois Governor Pat Quinn first proposed increasing the state income tax nearly two years ago, it was to plug a huge hole in the budget. After that failed, Quinn came back last spring with a more modest income tax hike that he called a "surcharge for education." Pegging the money to education was a successful strategy for some past increases. But would that get Illinoisans to support a tax hike this time around? WNIJ's, Guy Stephens, tried to find out:


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WNIJ News
4:33 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

State Income Tax Series, part 3

Illinois individual tax rate (avg. income: $42,200) compared to nearby states.

WNIJ news – This is the third installment of our series on the proposed income-tax hike for Illinois. Governor, Pat Quinn, wants to raise the rate by one-percentage point. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, has more on how this would affect Illinois' ranking among neighboring states:

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WNIJ News
4:26 pm
Tue December 14, 2010

State Income Tax Series, part 2

DeKalb – Former Governor Jim Edgar is responsible for Illinois' current income tax rate. He tells WNIJ's Dan Klefstad why he made permanent the half-percent increases he inherited - increases that were meant to expire. This is Part Two of WNIJ's series on the state's income tax rate.

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WNIJ News
4:42 pm
Mon December 13, 2010

State Income Tax Series, part 1

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WNIJ News
6:15 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Rockford School District violation

WNIJ news – The head of Rockford Public Schools delivered a speech Thursday, that called attention to racial issues within the district. There was also a statement about a large fine from the state. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports on what officials in Springfield are saying about that claim:

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WNIJ News
2:04 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Amtrak will stop in Genoa, not Belvidere

DeKalb, IL – Amtrak service from Chicago to Rockford to Dubuque, Iowa will stop in Genoa, NOT Belvidere. Today, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced the route Amtrak will take when passenger rail service is restored to the area for the first time in nearly thirty years. State Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig says the route through the northern DeKalb County town of Genoa was chosen over Belvidere because it offers "the best deal for travelers and taxpayers." Daily service could begin in early 2014.

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WNIJ News
2:10 pm
Thu December 9, 2010

NIU murder suspect in court

DeKalb, IL – The man accused of killing a Northern Illinois University student was back in court Thursday. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, was there and filed this report:

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WNIJ News
1:18 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

Watchdog discusses Nicor deal

WNIJ news – A utility watchdog says it plans to closely monitor the planned acquisition of Nicor. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, has more:

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