DeKalb – How will aging Baby Boomers get around? Those who live in cities can use buses and light rail. But many rural Boomers will have a harder time keeping medical appointments or going to the grocery store. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad reports on the growing number of rural bus services in northern Illinois.
Carroll County - County Wide - School Sales Tax Implementation This measure seeks to implement a sales tax in the county set at a rate of 1 percent in order to benefit school facility needs. If this measure is approved, it would still need to be implemented by the Carroll County Board and they could choose to set the tax at or below the 1 percent mark. The money from this tax addition would be given to the schools based on their enrollment numbers. DeKalb County- Hinckley - Fire District Levy Implementation
DeKalb – How can rural communities meet the needs of aging Baby Boomers? WNIJ's Dan Klefstad begins a three-part series on this issue. In Part One, a development expert discusses solutions involving public transportation and health care.
WNIJ news – The state of Illinois says property owners need to find out if they're financially protected in the event of a flood. Residents are being encouraged to consider expanding their insurance coverage. WNIJ's, Caitlin Ketel, has more:
WNIJ news – The case of William Curl was back in court Monday morning. Curl is the DeKalb man suspected of killing a Northern Illinois University student last fall. The victim, Antinette Keller, was reported missing days before her badly burned remains were found in an off-campus park. Prosecutors have filed a motion to have some of those remains released to Keller's family, so it can hold a private memorial service. Curl's attorney has said she wants the remains reviewed by an expert. At Monday's hearing, the defense told the judge that a possible compromise is in the works.
WNIJ news – Tenants will soon begin moving into Rockford's new federal courthouse, which is almost complete. The building comes with more space than the existing facility, along with security enhancements. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports, the new structure will also include eco-friendly elements:
Sycamore, IL – An organization providing a critical service to victims of last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan is visiting Kishwaukee College today. Shelter Box USA is a relief group supported by Rotary Clubs around the world. They deliver heavy-duty plastic boxes full of survival supplies to families affected by disasters. Each box contains a tent, stove, blankets, a water purification system, and other items to help up to ten people survive for six months.