WNIJ News
12:55 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Pardon more likely for Gov. Ryan?

P.S. Ruckman is author of the forthcoming book, \"Pardon Me, Mr. President: Adventures in Crime, Politics & Mercy.\"

DeKalb – The author of a book about presidential pardons discusses the potential for clemency for former Governor George Ryan, now that his wife has died. Author and political scientist P.S. Ruckman talks with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.

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WNIJ News
7:27 am
Fri July 8, 2011

Teen unemployment

WNIJ – The summer season is in full swing, and that means many teenagers are trying earn some extra cash. But, the job market remains tough, especially for teens. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports, Illinois is no exception:

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WNIJ News
8:55 am
Wed July 6, 2011

Regional Superintendent cuts

WNIJ – The leader of a Northern Illinois school district isn't happy with the Governor's decision to eliminate funding for regional superintendents. WNIJ's Mike Moen has more:

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WNIJ News
9:38 am
Fri July 1, 2011

Illinois cooling centers

WNIJ – For State of Illinois facilities, call the Illinois Department of Human Services hotline (800) 843-6154.


Public Cooling Centers in Rockford:

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WNIJ News
2:57 am
Tue June 28, 2011

Local reaction to Blago verdict

DeKalb, IL – NIU political scientist Matt Streb says he's not convinced this trial will have any lasting effects on the political climate in Illinois. Streb says people may have been waiting for a bombshell in this trial, such as the President being called to testify, but it never happened. Streb says Illinoisans are ready to move on with their lives.

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WNIJ News
3:49 pm
Mon June 27, 2011

Blagojevich guilty on 17 of 20

Chicago, IL – Former Governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty on 17 of 20 charges in his corruption retrial. The following is a list of the charges and the verdicts:

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WNIJ News
6:46 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

NIU's president on NIU's impact, funding, and the boring old days

DeKalb, IL – Northern Illinois University is a major economic driver in the region and now has the numbers to back its claim. NIU president John Peters released two reports this week: they focus on how NIU affects prosperity in DeKalb County and the region. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with Peters about the reports and how the state's financial crisis could affect the school.

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WNIJ News
5:12 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Most state employees can keep health plans, for now

Springfield, IL –
Nearly all health care plans previously offered to state employees and retirees will now be available... at least for the next 90 days. The missing piece, as of Thursday afternoon, is Humana. It's the only medical provider yet to reach a temporary agreement with the state.

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WNIJ News
7:10 am
Thu June 16, 2011

Residency requirements for municipal workers

WNIJ – Discussion has surfaced in recent months on relaxing residency requirements for municipal workers in some major U.S. cities. The idea was floated during the race for Chicago mayor. It's become a growing debate in Milwaukee. WNIJ's Mike Moen looks at how the situation is playing out in northern Illinois:

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WNIJ News
7:57 am
Tue June 14, 2011

Illinois education reform law

WNIJ – Illinois has a new law that establishes several reform measures for school districts. Governor Pat Quinn signed the bill Monday. WNIJ's Mike Moen has more:

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