DeKalb, IL – The public could get some information and some comfort at today's events centering on Northern Illinois University student Antinette Keller. Keller disappeared 12 days ago. Police are calling her case a "death investigation," but have provided few details so far.
Heightened security continues today at Northern Illinois University. Police announced over the weekend a body had been found in a thickly wooded area near campus. It's the same park where 18-year-old Antinette Keller had told friends she was going when she was last seen October 14th. They also said the missing person's case had been re-classified as a death investigation.
DeKalb, IL – The crowd was sparse, but the discussions were lively at last night's gubernatorial debate at Northern Illinois University. The Republican and Democrat didn't show up, so there was plenty of room in the spotlight for third parties. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.
DeKalb, IL – Third party candidates have been shut out of most political forums this campaign season. Thursday, October 21st, ALL the candidates for governor and U-S Senate were invited to debate at Northern Illinois University. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.
Kishwaukee Community College A Kishwaukee College Bond Measure seeks to create a $52.6 million bond in order to help with college building renovations, technology upgrades to the buildings as well as repairs to the parking lots. The measure will appear on the ballots for Boone, DeKalb, Kane, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle & Winnebago Counties.
WNIJ news – Two neighboring counties in northern Illinois are teaming up to improve their economic base. Officials with the newly-created Rockford Region Economic Development District say it's not a duplication of services. They say it was put together with a specific goal in mind. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, has more:
Sycamore, IL – The recession may be officially over, but small businesses are still struggling. Retailers are looking for ways to get customers in the front door: last week, the Chambers of Commerce in Rockford and Sycamore turned to a small business expert with some positive and simple ideas to turn things around. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports:
Rockford, IL – Rock Valley College's 2010 Studio Theatre Shakespeare Festival runs October 6-16. Two plays will be featured - The Tempest and Henry VIII. The opening night performance of Henry VIII marks an important milestone for the theater and its director, Michael Webb. It's the final play in Webb's quest to stage the complete works of William Shakespeare at the college. It's taken more than two decades to do so. WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke to Webb recently about achieving his goal.
Rockford, IL – People love their pets. But for many struggling families, the only way to keep food on the table is to give up that beloved companion. As WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports, a service in Rockford aims to keep that from happening.