WNIJ News
10:59 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Examining the need for regional school superintendents

WNIJ news – Efforts continue to restore funding to Illinois' regional school superintendents. These elected officials have been working without a paycheck, since Governor Pat Quinn eliminated their salaries in the new budget. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports, the situation has led some to question the need for these offices, while the superintendents are making the case for why they should stay put:

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WNIJ News
9:15 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Is Keynesian economics dead?

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)

DeKalb – Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin declared on the Senate floor that the debt ceiling agreement spells the end of Keynesian economics. Is this true? WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with NIU economist Carl Campbell about the philosophy of John Maynard Keynes...and whether it's relevant today.

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WNIJ News
8:28 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Traffic note

WNIJ – Rockford's annual State Street Mile race will be held on Saturday, August 6th. That means sections of State Street will be closed. Officials say the road will be closed from the corner of North Wyman Street, east to Water Street, at 3:00 p.m. for set up. Additional closures of East State from Water Street east to the entrance of Swedish-American Hospital at Summit will occur between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

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WNIJ News
8:42 am
Tue August 2, 2011

Non-profit in Northern Illinois gains momentum

WNIJ news – A prominent non-profit in DeKalb is looking to expand. WNIJ's Adam Schuster has more on future plans for Feed Em' Soup. He also looks at the group's success so far:

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WNIJ News
7:48 am
Tue August 2, 2011

How Illinois' Congressional delegation voted on debt deal

WNIJ news – Both Democrats and Republicans in Illinois' Congressional delegation were split in the debt ceiling vote in the House. Adam Kinzinger was one of eight Republicans to support the plan. Republicans Randy Hultgren, Joe Walsh,and Tim Johnson voted against the deal. Kinzinger says although he had to hold his nose to vote, he thinks it's a good first step. But, he says he has two big concerns about the bill. One is a reduction in military spending. Kinzinger says there also needs to be more discussion about changes to entitlement programs.

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WNIJ News
7:55 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

Funnel clouds over DeKalb Friday

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WNIJ News
8:09 am
Fri July 29, 2011

Outreach program for student veterans at NIU

WNIJ news – Military veterans say it isn't always easy making the transition from life in the service to life on a college campus. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports, Northern Illinois University is trying a new approach to ease that sometimes difficult transition:

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WNIJ News
8:14 am
Thu July 28, 2011

Illinois Republicans file lawsuit against Congressional map

WNIJ news – Illinois Republicans are once again challenging the outcome of redistricting efforts led by Democrats. WNIJ's Mike Moen has more:

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WNIJ News
12:26 am
Thu July 28, 2011

Man accused of killing Sycamore girl 50+ years ago extradited

Sycamore, IL – A Seattle man accused of murdering a Sycamore girl in 1957 will be arraigned this morning in DeKalb County court. 71-year-old Jack McCullough was extradited to Illinois yesterday, the same day Maria Ridulph's body was exhumed.

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WNIJ News
1:44 am
Wed July 27, 2011

Northern Illinois post offices on closure list

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