WNIJ News
1:36 am
Wed April 6, 2011

Referenda results roundup

DeKalb, IL – DeKalb County-
Hinckley
+Fire District Levy Implementation - 56% approved
Increase property tax by .15% to help pay for ambulance service.

Maple Park
-Bond Repayment Rate - rejected
Set the repayment rate for bonds in the village at a rate of $91,000 for 2011 and to have that rate increase by .5 percent in the following years.

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WNIJ News
9:14 am
Tue April 5, 2011

Rural Transit for Boomers

One of the Trans Vac buses in DeKalb County.

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.

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WNIJ News
1:06 pm
Mon April 4, 2011

Consolidated Election Referenda

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

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WNIJ News
5:08 am
Mon April 4, 2011

Rural communities and aging Boomers

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.

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WNIJ News
8:52 am
Fri April 1, 2011

The need for flood insurance

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:

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WNIJ News
11:38 am
Mon March 28, 2011

NIU murder case update

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.

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4:45 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Rockford's "green" courthouse

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:

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WNIJ News
12:28 pm
Tue March 15, 2011

NIU alums en route

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2:23 am
Tue March 15, 2011

Shelterbox aids Japan

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.

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7:31 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Metro-style police force

WNIJ news – Metro police forces have been around for a while in the U.S. A northern Illinois county is now considering the idea. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, has more:

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