WNIJ News
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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WNIJ News
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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WNIJ News
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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WNIJ News
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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6:24 am
Fri March 11, 2011

Veteran wins a store in Rochelle

Rochelle, IL – This isn't the first time that U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Edward Schrank took on a challenge he never envisioned. Until recently, Schrank had no interest in business, much less owning and running one. But now he's preparing for the grand opening of a Sears store in Rochelle that he won in a nation-wide contest. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken has this profile.

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WNIJ News
7:52 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Illinois abolishes death penalty

WNIJ news – Illinois has joined 15 other states in abolishing the death penalty. The measure was signed into law this week. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, has more:

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7:49 am
Thu March 10, 2011

Radical Islam hearing

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