WNIJ News
3:24 am
Tue May 11, 2010

DeKalb County approves landfill expansion

Sycamore, IL – The DeKalb County Board has given the go-ahead for Waste Management to expand its landfill operations in Cortland.

The board voted 16 to 8 before a tense overflow crowd at its meeting last night. Cortland resident Lee Anne Brei held a sign opposing the expansion that would lead to waste from 17 counties being hauled to her town. She says residents have had no voice in the process.

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WNIJ News
10:35 am
Mon May 10, 2010

From county dump to regional landfill?

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WNIJ News
9:53 am
Mon May 10, 2010

NIU's Dr. Duckworth

Tammy Duckworth receives a doctorate from NIU, aired 5/10/10. (3:29)

DeKalb, IL – Hundreds of students made the transition to graduates at ceremonies at Northern Illinois University this weekend. That includes one famous student who was sidetracked by the war in Iraq. WNIJ's Susan Stephens has more.

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WNIJ News
6:12 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Universities could get borrowing power

DeKalb, IL – Illinois lawmakers have a week to solve or delay some enormous issues before they head home for the summer. The Spring legislative session ends Friday, and lawmakers are nowhere near agreement on how to bridge an estimated 13-billion dollar budget deficit.

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WNIJ News
5:18 am
Thu April 29, 2010

State university retirement clarification

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WNIJ News
7:39 am
Fri April 23, 2010

Illinois school districts struggle with class sizes

Elgin, IL – Larger class sizes. That's a concern in many school districts across the country, as education funding remains scarce in the wake of the recession. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, looked at the problem in Northern Illinois. His first stop was a grade school in Elgin:

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WNIJ News
7:46 pm
Tue April 13, 2010

John La Tourette Day

Dr. John E. La Tourette speaks with WNIJ's Susan Stephens.

DeKalb, IL – April 13th, 2010 is John La Tourette Day in Illinois. The former Northern Illinois University president returned to DeKalb, where a campus building was renamed in his honor.

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WNIJ News
1:35 pm
Fri April 9, 2010

Bill Brady leads latest polls in the race for Illinois governor

DeKalb, IL – The Republican ticket appears to have an edge in Illinois' gubernatorial race. That's according to a pair of voter surveys. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, has more:

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7:45 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

Student loan overhaul affects aid offices

DeKalb, IL – The overhaul of the federal student loan program has left financial aid offices scrambling to make sure their schools are ready for the new system. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports two area institutions have already made the switch in a seemingly smooth fashion.

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7:10 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

TEA Party rally in Rockford

Rockford, IL – The TEA Party Express national bus tour pulled into downtown Rockford yesterday, its only stop in northern Illinois. More than one-thousand people showed up in Davis Park for the rally. WNIJ's Susan Stephens was there.

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