DeKalb, IL – A New York-based singer/songwriter takes on the Blackhawk War, Carl Sandburg, and unemployment in Rockford. Sufjan Stevens' new album is "Come on, Feel the Illinoise." It's the Detroit native's follow-up to his album all about his home state. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with Sufjan Stevens about llinois and his plan to record an album about each of the fifty states.
DeKalb, IL – Illinois lawmakers passed a budget that balances itself by skipping payments to the state's pension systems. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with State Representative Bob Pritchard (R-70) about the bill on its way to the Governor's desk.
DeKalb, IL – The sound of a train blowing its horn is an unavoidable part of life in many towns. Now, the City of DeKalb is taking steps to make trains a little less intrusive on the lives of people who live near the tracks. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...
Rockford, IL – As part of Think Global, our 2005 public radio collaboration, WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with the president of Eclipse Inc., a Rockford manufacturer that has found a way to compete in the global marketplace.
DeKalb, IL – WNIJ and the 2005 Public Radio Collaboration, a coalition of public radio stations and producers across the country, seek to reveal the often-hidden connections between us, our communities and the rest of the world.
Washington, D.C. – Rockford went to Washington Tuesday. A chartered 737 flew from Rockford to the nation's capital and back for a one-day lobbying blitz. WNIJ's Chris Lehman bought a ticket and flew along.
Freeport, IL – The Mississippi River flood of 1993 was one of the worst natural disasters ever for many Midwest communities. A new musical collaboration by three Freeport area artists commemorates the catastrophe and the impact it had on millions of peoples' lives. The work, called "A Gathering of Waters", will premiere this Friday evening, April 22, in Freeport. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...