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8:49 am
Wed April 20, 2011

Redistricting hearing

WNIJ news – The buzzword is "transparency" at a state-wide series of redistricting hearings. On Tuesday, a panel of Illinois House members hosted one of these meetings in Rockford. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports:

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3:01 pm
Fri April 15, 2011

Hospital merger hearing

WNIJ news – Dozens of people packed a public hearing in northern Illinois Friday. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports, those in attendance voiced their opinion about a proposed hospital merger in Rockford:

http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/hfpb/pubhear.htm#E-007-11

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7:52 am
Fri April 15, 2011

Home repair raffle

WNIJ news – A half-dozen Northern Illinois residents are gathering information about their incomes with the hope of winning a grant to fix up their homes. These Machesney Park homeowners were selected in a village raffle to apply for government assistance. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken has more:

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2:06 pm
Thu April 14, 2011

Jazz Legend Brecker at NIU

DeKalb – Jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker will play a series of concerts with the NIU Jazz Ensemble and lead clinics with area high school musicians. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with Brecker and NIU Ensemble director Ron Carter. Brecker's tour includes a concert tonight at the Holmes Student Center. There's also a clinic and concert with the NIU Ensemble at Lisle High School this Saturday, April 16th.

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7:14 am
Thu April 14, 2011

Randy Brecker's Itinerary

DeKalb – Trumpeter Randy Brecker is on tour with the NIU Jazz Ensemble. Brecker and the Ensemble will give concerts and clinics for college- and high school students. Here's the schedule:

April 14, 2011---11:00am -Clinic - recital Hall Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL

8:00pm---Concert - Duke Ellington Ballroom

April 15, 2011---3:30 pm--Clinic - Moraine Valley College - Palos Heights, IL

7:00pm---Concert - Dorothy Menker Theater - Moraine Valley College

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7:23 am
Fri April 8, 2011

One-room school replica

Belvidere, Il – One-room school houses can still be found in most states. Experts say scarce funding sometimes makes it difficult to maintain these historic structures. In one northern Illinois community, a volunteer effort is underway to recapture the charm of a country school. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports, the project involves a group of workers far removed from that era:

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2:42 am
Fri April 8, 2011

Text of resignation message from Superintendent Sheffield

Rockford, IL – Dear Friends,

Change. In 2009, after Barack Obama had ridden the change-we-can-believe-in slogan to the White House, Time magazine ranked "change" as the nation's No. 1 buzzword. "Change," according to Time, had become synonymous with "candidacy" and the first opportunity in 20 years to have a president not named Bush or Clinton.

When a word becomes a buzzword, the word tends to lose its meaning in all the buzz.

Change. To make something different; to alter, shift or switch; to transform.

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2:32 am
Fri April 8, 2011

Rockford's school chief Sheffield resigns

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7:27 am
Wed April 6, 2011

More municipal election results

DeKalb, IL –

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6:34 am
Wed April 6, 2011

Hospitals: Ready for Boomer patients

Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb.

DeKalb – This year the Baby Boomers started turning 65. Experts say older Boomers will require more health care. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad examines northern Illinois health systems to see how prepared they are for a large number of older patients.

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