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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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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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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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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1:47 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

News from the NIU Alumni group in Japan

NARITA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, JAPAN – Our group of 24 alumni and friends of NIU is safe and warm and together. The earthquake hit just moments after we landed at Narita International Airport. I was seated in the back of the plane so I know everyone was off the plane and walking through the Terminal on the way to Customs when we felt the floor moving.

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11:56 am
Fri March 11, 2011

NIU group in Japan at time of quake

WNIJ news – An alumni group with Northern Illinois University was in Japan when the devastating earthquake struck. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, has more:

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6:39 am
Fri March 11, 2011

Rockford's State of the City

Rockford, IL – Rockford mayor Larry Morrissey delivered his annual State of the City address last night to an enthusiastic crowd at the Coronado Theatre. His theme was "sustainability:" he made it clear that the city had to solve its own problems instead of relying on state and federal support. Morrissey also wants to get more involved in the public school system: WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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