WNIJ News
2:06 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Police and fire could be cut in DeKalb

DeKalb's mayor chats with Chamber of Commerce member at State of the City.
C. Hosken

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:

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WNIJ News
6:38 pm
Fri July 23, 2010

Small businesses confused by new tax credits

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.

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WNIJ News
3:15 pm
Thu July 22, 2010

Well-known Winn. County Republican Gene Quinn dies

Rockford, IL – A long-time leader of Winnebago County's Republican Party has died. WNIJ's Susan Stephens has more on Gene Quinn's political legacy.

Visitation is Friday evening from 7 to 9 and Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:15 at Rockford's Holy Family Catholic Church. Mass and burial follow the visitation Saturday.

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WNIJ News
11:00 am
Mon July 19, 2010

Rev. Jackson wants feds to investigate Rockford cops

Rockford, IL – Reverend Jesse Jackson is asking for a thorough federal review of last year's police shooting in a Rockford church's daycare center. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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WNIJ News
2:39 pm
Fri July 16, 2010

Rockford-area gets economic boost

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.

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WNIJ News
8:36 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Rockford disciplines officers in high profile shooting

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:

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WNIJ News
8:29 am
Wed July 14, 2010

Winnebago County bridge repairs stay on track

Rockford, IL – Officials in Winnebago County have cut the ribbon on two newly repaired bridges near the community's airport. WNIJ's, Christopher Hosken, has more on bridge safety in the Rockford area:

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WNIJ News
12:10 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

Possibility of dual Senate election worries County Clerks

DeKalb, IL – Local election officials are bracing for the possibility that Illinois voters might have to choose two people for the same Senate seat on November 2nd. WNIJ's, Susan Stephens, has more:

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WNIJ News
6:18 pm
Wed June 30, 2010

State budget commentary: Aaron Sitze

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.

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WNIJ News
4:56 pm
Tue June 29, 2010

State budget commentary: Scott Wakeley

Genoa, IL – School leaders have had a lot of difficult choices to make in the wake of the state's budget crisis and there are many more tough decisions ahead.

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