DeKalb, IL – Officials at Northern Illinois University have received a final report from an independent panel, set-up to examine misconduct allegations against campus police chief, Donald Grady. University officials aren't saying when they might arrive at a decision about what to do, if anything, to Grady. The report stems from claims made by a student journalist, that he was threatened by the chief. Meanwhile, WNIJ's, Christopher Hosken, reports, there is an underlying issue tied to the situation:
Rockford, IL – The public debate continues...over whether Gitmo detainees should be transferred to Northwestern Illinois. That could happen...IF the federal government buys the state prison in Thomson. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, spoke with, Thomas Alisankus, a criminal justice professor at Rock Valley College. They discussed safety concerns and other questions surrounding the proposal:
Thompson, IL – A state prison in northwest Illinois has been sitting mostly empty since it was built in 2001. Now federal officials are considering buying the Thomson prison. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.
Rockford, IL – Veterans Day looks more like Memorial Day this week as the nation honors the men and women who were killed or wounded in last week's shooting at Fort Hood. They were remembered in Rockford this weekend, along with Illinois service members who have died during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.
DeKalb, IL – The state's budgeting decisions could put the health care plans of many Northern Illinois University employees at risk. Local doctors have sent a letter to state officials saying they cannot afford to wait much longer for the state to reimburse them for medical services provided to state employees. WNIJ's Mike Moen and Susan Stephens have more on this story.
Naperville, IL – A new law recently approved by a Chicago suburb has brought attention to one man's decade-long protest against city hall. Many call him homeless...but he says his street tent is a way of demonstrating against the city. This new ordinance will force him to take his message elsewhere. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports:
DeKalb, IL – As October winds down, the investigation into Northern Illinois University's police chief continues. Donald Grady is accused of threatening a student journalist. He's been placed on administrative leave, and is in danger of losing his job. As WNIJ's, Mike Moen, reports, this isn't the first time Grady has had to face critics:
DeKalb, IL – It's been more than a year and a half since five students were shot to death in a classroom at Northern Illinois University. Now people who were affected by that tragedy can find some peace in a newly-completed memorial garden, featuring a sculpture many are finding inspirational. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports.