WNIJ News
7:09 am
Thu November 18, 2010

Deer hunting season

WNIJ news – Illinois Firearm Deer Season Nov. 19-21 and Dec. 2-5

Illinois Firearm Deer Season opens this weekend Friday through Sunday, Nov. 19-21 and concludes Dec. 2-5. More than 370,000 permits have been issued so far. For information on remaining permits, check the IDNR website at http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/hunting/Pages/Deer.aspx. Legal hunting hours for the firearm deer season are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset.

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WNIJ News
4:16 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

Education funding hearing

DeKalb, IL – Students, teachers, and administrators filled a DeKalb meeting room this week to let the State Board of Education know which programs are most important to them. WNIJ's Susan Stephens was there:

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WNIJ News
12:32 pm
Wed November 17, 2010

Citizens police academy

Belvidere, IL – Many police departments across the country offer ordinary citizens a chance to learn how the police do their work. The departments see it as a way to fight crime and connect with the community. WNIJ's Guy Stephens visited a Citizens Police Academy in Belvidere and has this report:

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WNIJ News
9:46 am
Wed November 17, 2010

Melissa Bean concedes

WNIJ news – Residents in Illinois' 8th Congressional District now know who their next Congressman will be. After a hard fought race, incubment Democrat, Melissa Bean, has conceded to her Republican opponent. Bean's announcement follows a final tally of absentee and provisional ballots, which gave GOP nominee, Joe Walsh, a lead of 290 votes. With Walsh's victory, the district now goes back to Republican control, six years after Bean defeated longtime GOP Congressman, Phil Crane.

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WNIJ News
7:02 pm
Wed November 10, 2010

Carpenter's Place founder rewarded for social service works

Rockford, IL – Carpenter's Place in Rockford has helped transform the lives of many homeless people. The outreach center has been growing and evolving since it opened. This week, its creator is being recognized as a social innovator. WNIJ's Cameron Bren reports.

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WNIJ News
2:51 pm
Fri November 5, 2010

Bill Brady concedes

WNIJ news – Bill Brady has conceded the tight race for Illinois governor. The Republican nominee made the announcement during a Friday afternoon speech from his hometown of Bloomington. Brady's campaign had been hoping absentee and other ballots would help the state Senator overcome Pat Quinn's slim lead of more than 19-thousand votes. But, Brady acknowledged Friday it would be impossible to defeat the Democratic governor.

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WNIJ News
11:51 am
Wed November 3, 2010

Election analysis

WNIJ news – WNIJ's, Mike Moen, talks with Northern Illinois University political scientist, Matt Streb, about the outcome of certain races in Illinois:

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WNIJ News
7:22 am
Wed November 3, 2010

ELECTION RESULTS

WNIJ news – Election day in Illinois brought some key victories for Republicans, along with a top race still undecided. In the race for governor, incumbent Democrat, Pat Quinn, was leading Republican challenger, Bill Brady, by less than half a percentage point. That's with 99-percent of precincts reporting. Quinn was predicting victory, while acknowledging there were more votes to count. Brady wasn't ready to concede, saying the race won't be decided until later today at the earliest.

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WNIJ News
10:46 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

DeKalb man arrested in Keller murder

DeKalb, IL – A 34-year-old DeKalb man is being held in the DeKalb County jail on five-million dollars bond for the murder of Northern Illinois University freshman Antinette "Toni" Keller.

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WNIJ News
7:06 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

UPDATE: Police briefing tonight on Keller case

DeKalb, IL –

10/29/10 6:00 pm

A news conference has been scheduled by DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen for 8:00 pm Friday. He heads the major crimes task force investigating the killing of Northern Illinois Freshman Antinette "Toni" Keller. Feithen and DeKalb County State's Attorney John Farrell will discuss what Feithen is calling a "major development."

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