DeKalb, IL – One of Northern Illinois University's most distinguished graduates returned to campus last week. Rukudzo Murapa earned his Masters and Doctoral Degrees at NIU in the 1970's. He's now the Vice Chancellor of Africa University in Zimbabwe.
The school was founded in 1992 by the United Methodist Church. Doctor Murapa spoke with WNIJ's Chris Lehman.
DeKalb, IL – Most stories about farm programs dwell on price supports or export subsidies. But there've also been big changes in farm conservation programs. They've gone beyond fighting soil erosion; concerns about wildlife and the environment are now an important part of the equation. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports:
Freeport, IL – Many organizations hold canned food drives to help those in need. Recently, a group of people near Freeport held a canned food drive with a twist: they canned the food themselves. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...
German Valley, IL – Students are back in class after their holiday vacation. Teachers at one northern Illinois school district hope their students talked to their parents over the break about energy conservation. WNIJ's Chris Lehman explains...
DeKalb, IL – The state reports more jobs are being created than lost, but a new report says incomes in Illinois are falling. The report blames the transfer of manufacturing jobs to the service sector. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with NIU researcher Paul Kleppner about the State of Working Illinois report.
Belvidere, IL – A Boone County woman has a story that's attracting a lot of attention. Tilli Schulze grew up in a tiny village in northern Germany, under Nazi and Communist regimes. She wrote a book called "Tilli's Story: My Thoughts Are Free." Now the second edition of her book is out, AND she has a movie deal. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with Schulze and her co-author Lorna Collier.
DeKalb, IL – After Hurricane Katrina, evacuees from Mississippi and Louisiana spread out across the nation in search of a place to live. Some people have settled into their new communities for good. Others are biding their time until they can go back. WNIJ's Chris Lehman caught up with one evacuee in DeKalb County who's eager to get home. That's because he's running for Congress.
Aurora, IL – November 15th marked the first day that recipients of Medicare could enroll in on of the new Medicare prescription drug benefit plans. 14th district Congressman Dennis Hastert kicked off the enrollment period in Aurora at Prisco Community Center. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports.