WNIJ – DeKalb Mayor, Kris Povlsen, says undesirable changes are in store for his city if incoming revenues don't begin to match an increasing demand for services. Povlsen delivered his State of The City comments Wednesday. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken filed this report:
Elgin, IL – America's small businesses often have a tough time finding affordable health insurance for their few employees. Democrats in Washington say that's why the healthcare overhaul included tax credits for small companies willing to buy insurance for their workers. But the fine print has many struggling to understand whether they qualify. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken attended a Small Business Resource Fair this week and filed this report.
Rockford, IL – Chrysler has announced a major expansion at its Belvidere plant. A Northern Illinois University researcher evaluates the impact on the region's economy. Norm Walzer is a senior research scholar at N.I.U.'s Center for Governmental Studies. He spoke with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.
Rockford, IL – Disciplinary action was issued this week by the Rockford Police department, in connection with last year's fatal shooting of an unarmed man. The union says the punishment is too harsh. Others say it doesn't go far enough. WNIJ's, Mike Moen, has more:
Oregon, IL – It was former Governor Blagojevich's decision to close state parks in 2008 that sparked Illinois nature fans into action. That included Aaron Sitze, a teacher who lives in Oregon, Illinois. Sitze remembers that fight as he wonders if it's time to gear up for another.