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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WNIJ News
4:46 pm
Tue June 29, 2010

State budget commentary: Frank Ware

Rockford, IL – The Janet Wattles Center in Rockford is one of those service providers in limbo as we enter the new state fiscal year. The center coordinates mental health services for people in the Rockford area: it serves 45-hundred adults and 25-hundred children each year. We asked the Janet Wattles Center's president and CEO Frank Ware for his assessment of how the state's financial crisis will affect people with mental illness in the coming fiscal year:

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WNIJ News
7:47 pm
Thu June 24, 2010

ALERT: WNIW LaSalle has been restored to full power

LaSalle, IL – Thank you for your patience. Repeater station WNIW-LaSalle has been restored to full power, thanks to the arrival of transmitter parts and the hard work of our engineer.

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WNIJ News
1:06 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

NIU Board authorizes potential borrowing

DeKalb, IL – Northern Illinois University can now borrow $29-million dollars while it waits for the state to catch up on its payments. The Board of Trustees reluctantly authorized
the short-term loan at its meeting Wednesday morning. The money would be

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WNIJ News
3:56 am
Wed June 16, 2010

Barmore shooting report released

Rockford, IL – The shooting was justified...but not the events leading up to it. Rockford city leaders released an independent review of last year's police shooting of a man in a church daycare center. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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WNIJ News
8:33 pm
Tue June 15, 2010

Campaign starts to save "Black Hawk"

Guy Stephens

DeKalb, IL – An iconic Illinois statue will be 100 years old next year. But time has not been kind to the monumental structure known to many as "Black Hawk." A campaign has begun to restore it to its former glory. WNIJ 's Guy Stephens reports.


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7:03 pm
Mon June 14, 2010

BP protest in northern Illinois

Arianna Wells and Harley Sharbonau join the protest against BP June 12th in Dixon, Illinois
Christopher Hosken

Dixon, IL – People all around the globe, including some in northern Illinois, staged protests against BP this weekend over the massive oil spill in the Gulf. About a dozen people endured the rain before being baked by the sun at a gas station in Dixon. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken was there.

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