WNIJ News
7:16 am
Fri April 24, 2009

NIU's Guitarist-in-Residence Hall

DeKalb, IL – Music fans might recognize the name Michael Gulezian. He's performed his solo acoustic guitar music on public radio programs like "A Prairie Home Companion," "World Cafe," and "Echoes." But you may not know that for the past eight years, he's been spending time with students at Northern Illinois University's Fine Arts House, giving advice and getting inspiration in return. WNIJ's Andy Mitchell has this story.

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WNIJ News
7:15 am
Fri April 24, 2009

NIU and Cambodian genocide

DeKalb, IL – When the communist movement called the Khmer Rouge took over the South Asian country of Cambodia in the mid 1970s, it led to one of the worst genocides of the 20th century. Now, five of the movement's leaders are finally being put on trial, and as Andy Mitchell reports, it's thanks, in part, to people at NIU.

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WNIJ News
5:14 am
Mon April 6, 2009

Candidates for Rockford Mayor

Rockford, IL – Rockford voters will decide which of four candidates for mayor they want to lead their city through these difficult economic times. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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WNIJ News
5:05 am
Mon April 6, 2009

Candidates for DeKalb Mayor

DeKalb, IL – DeKalb's mayoral race is ending. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken asked the three candidates about the issue on everybody's mind: the economy.

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WNIJ News
5:24 am
Wed March 18, 2009

Rockford's next school superintendent

Rockford, IL – The likely next superintendent of Rockford Public Schools is heading back home to Louisiana, but says she'll return soon to learn about the community. Dr. LaVonne Sheffield wrapped up three days of schools tours and meetings with parents, teachers, and community leaders. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with her.

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NIU Proton Treatment Series
1:11 am
Fri March 13, 2009

Foster gets millions for Proton Center

DeKalb, IL – We hear now about one of the many Illinois earmarks in the 410-billion-dollar Omnibus bill okayed this week by the president. Here's W-N-I-J's Christopher Hosken.

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WNIJ News
7:16 am
Fri February 27, 2009

Illinois Senator wants it easier to run for office

Rockford, IL – A bill will be voted on today (2/26) by a state senate committee aimed at easing requirements for political candidates to run for office. Both the sponsor of this bill and its chief opponent are Winnebago County Republicans. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken reports.

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NIU Proton Treatment Series
1:59 am
Fri February 20, 2009

Proton Center funding

DeKalb, IL – The proton cancer treatment centers being built side by side in DuPage County are not immune to the effects of the current economic meltdown. How has financing and construction been impacted? The question is easier asked than answered when it comes to the facility associated with Northern Illinois University. W-N-I-J's Christopher Hosken reports.

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WNIJ News
7:18 am
Thu February 19, 2009

The Beloit International Film Festival

DeKalb, IL – The 4th Annual Beloit International Film Festival gets underway tonight (2/19/09) runs through the weekend. More than 150 films will be shown throughout the city. WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke with the festival's executive director, Rod Beaudoin (BOE-dwin). Guy began by asking him to describe the purpose of the festival:

You can find a link to the Festival's website at wnij.org.

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WNIJ News
5:27 am
Fri February 13, 2009

Former NIU student reflects, one year later

DeKalb, IL – Saturday marks one year since five students were shot and killed in a classroom at Northern Illinois University. WNIJ's Andy Mitchell was a reporter at NIU's student newspaper then. The anniversary observances are bringing up a lot of mixed emotions for him.

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