Rockford, IL – There's a growing demand for bone marrow transplants to treat a number of different cancers of the blood. The process has gotten simpler, too: WNIJ's Susan Stephens stopped by the Rock River Valley Blood Center to see how it's done.
DeKalb, IL – One student is in custody and another injured following a shooting on the campus of Northern Illinois University. The incident happened early this morning outside a residence hall. University President John Peters says this appears to be an isolated incident.
The victim was shot in the leg. His injuries are described as non-life- threatening. The suspect was apprehended moments after the shooting and remains in police custody. Authorities have yet to announce a motive in the case.
DeKalb, IL – If you didn't say it yourself, you certainly heard it...the question of the day. "Did you feel it?" The earthquake, that is. A magnitude 3.8 quake shook northern Illinois awake around 4 this morning. The epicenter of the smallish quake was near Gilberts, in northern Kane County. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with one of the people who "felt it": Paul Stoddard, a geophysicist at Northern Illinois University.
DeKalb, IL – Illinois is bracing for an onslaught of national campaign money. That's as Republicans seek to claim Barack Obama's former Senate seat. They also want to reclaim Dennis Hastert's former Congressional seat. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks about the race with NIU political science professor Matt Streb.
Geneva, IL – There WON'T be a Hastert representing the 14th Congressional District any time soon. Republican voters chose State Senator Randy Hultgren over Ethan Hastert in yesterday's primary. Hultgren now goes on to face Congressman Bill Foster this Fall in the race for the seat Hastert's father held for two decades. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports:
DeKalb, IL – It's a week before Illinois' primary, and three Republicans are tied in the race for Governor. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks about this surprising development with NIU political science professor Matt Streb.
DeKalb, IL – On February 2nd, Illinois Democrats will decide whether Governor Pat Quinn advances to the November general election. Quinn wants a full term as Governor, but he faces a stiff primary challenge. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks about this race with NIU political science professor Matt Streb.
Rockford, IL – The job market still looks bleak. But, that hasn't stopped experts from predicting where jobs will be added in the coming years. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, looks at where employment might be found in Northern Illinois: