WNIJ News
6:05 am
Fri September 3, 2010

NIU President John Peters unveils Vision 2020 Initiative

DeKalb – NIU President John Peters says higher education in the U-S is in an era of tremendous change and uncertainty. Yesterday (Thursday), during his eleventh State of the University Address, Peters detailed his plan for navigating this new era. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken reports.

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8:41 am
Thu September 2, 2010

OTW - Carey Sheley Little Big Band

WNIJ – This year's lineup for the On The Waterfront festival includes the Cary Sheley Little Big Band. Nowadays, the leader of this nine-piece outfit calls Rockford his home. But, at one time Sheley was playing on some of the biggest stages his genre has to offer. He spoke with WNIJ's, Mike Moen:

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WNIJ News
8:56 am
Wed September 1, 2010

OTW - Candye Kane talks drugs, sex, and the blues.

Rockford – It's impossible to understand blues singer Candye Kane without unearthing her past. Surviving a wretched childhood, plus a stint in the porn industry, these experiences saturate the songs she writes. Hear WNIJ's Christopher Hosken chat with Candye Kane.

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6:03 pm
Tue August 31, 2010

OTW: Here Come the Mummies!

The mummies autographed late into the night for all of their fans at WNIJ's Left Bank Stage.

Rockford, IL – Rockford's On the Waterfront Festival is just a few days away, so we continue our sampler of some of the bands playing on the Left Bank Stage with a look at "Here Come the Mummies." This high-energy funk band out of Nashville wraps up the festival on Sunday night.

The only thing stranger than the name of the band is well, the band. Its members have managed to hide their true identities behind mummy bandages for more than a decade.

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WNIJ News
4:43 pm
Tue August 31, 2010

Egg recall: are you affected?

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8:34 am
Mon August 30, 2010

OTW - Moonlight Jazz

WNIJ – A Rockford music favorite is coming to the WNIJ Left Bank Stage on Saturday. WNIJ's, Victor Yehling, helps us get "In the Mood" for the Moonlight Jazz Orchestra:

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8:41 am
Wed August 25, 2010

Tax Amnesty Program

WNIJ – Illinois is looking to delinquent taxpayers to bring in some much needed revenue. A Tax Amnesty Program is set to launch this fall. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, spoke with, Sue Hofer, of the Department of Revenue about the plan:

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3:39 pm
Mon August 23, 2010

Wanxiang Solar in Rockford

Rich and Shirley Ni with a solar power demonstration case at the grand opening of Wanxiang's solar panel factory in Rockford, Illinois.
Susan Stephens

Rockford, IL – A Chinese solar panel manufacturer sees a bright future in northern Illinois. The company cut the ribbon on its new Rockford plant last week while claiming a four million dollar federal grant. And now it's looking for ways to guarantee solar energy is the renewable energy of choice in the future. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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8:43 am
Fri August 20, 2010

Blagojevich, Ethics & You

DeKalb – A jury has convicted Rod Blagojevich of lying to federal investigators. Prosecutors are likely to retry the former Governor. One thing is certain: Many Illinoisans will remember Blagojevich for the annual ethics training they must take. Commentator Diana Swanson has been thinking about this aspect of Blagojevich's legacy...and how it relates to our political choices. Swanson is a professor of Women's Studies and English at Northern Illinois University.

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5:45 am
Wed August 18, 2010

Blagojevich verdict reaction

DeKalb, IL – The jurors are beginning to talk, the defense promises an appeal, and federal prosecutors are preparing for a re-trial. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial isn't ending with the jury's ruling of "guilty" on one count of lying to the FBI. There's also the long-term effect of the former governor's scandal on the people of Illinois. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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