WNIJ News
12:12 pm
Fri August 26, 2005

Rockford lands Federal airport grant

Rockford, IL – The Rockford Airport has received a one million dollar Federal grant to market its air service. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...

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7:20 pm
Wed August 24, 2005

The 2005 Mindset List

Beloit, WI – How do you relate to someone who was born in 1987? Researchers at Beloit College have some answers. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with the co-author of "The Mindset List."

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WNIJ News
6:15 pm
Tue August 23, 2005

Rochelle Peace Pole

Rochelle, IL – When you think of cultural diversity, you probably think big city. But it can happen anywhere. Rochelle is a northern Illinois town of about 95-hundred people. It's known as The Hub City, a transportation mecca where rail lines and highways converge. Rochelles place in international business was solidified when Union Pacific Railroad opened its intermodal facility two years ago.

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WNIJ News
5:28 pm
Tue August 23, 2005

What makes new teachers cry?

DeKalb, IL – A recent study finds that half of all new teachers leave the profession after five years. A new book explains why, and offers solutions on how to prevent teacher burnout. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad spoke with NIU Professor Larry Johannesson about the book, "Supporting Beginning English Teachers."

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5:27 pm
Tue August 23, 2005

Congressman Manzullo in China

Rockford, IL – Congressman Don Manzullo returned recently from his fourth trip to China. The northern Illinois Republican has chaired the U.S./China Interparliamentary Exchange since it was created in 1999. He spoke with WNIJ's Susan Stephens.

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WNIJ News
4:43 pm
Tue August 23, 2005

Future relations between China and the U.S.

Rockford, IL – The relationship between the U.S. and China is changing: China's currency is no longer pegged to the dollar. The sale of Unocal to a Chinese oil company was quashed by Congress. And there will be hearings soon in Washington about movies and music piracy in China. 16th District Congressman Don Manzullo recently returned from a visit to China. He chairs the U.S./China Interparliamentary Exchange. He spoke with WNIJ's Susan Stephens about the future of relations between the two countries.

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4:30 pm
Mon August 15, 2005

Illinois soldier marries Iraqi woman

Rockton, IL – The U-S invasion of Iraq changed the lives of millions of people in that country. Those in power found themselves on the run. Everyday people rejoiced in their new freedoms, but struggled to survive in the face of the rising insurgency.

But one Iraqi woman's life was affected in a way she never could have imagined. And a young soldier from Illinois played an important role in those life-changing events.

WNIJ's Chris Lehman has their story.

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WNIJ News
4:41 pm
Mon August 8, 2005

Stunt pilot knows the drill

Rockford, IL – The Rockford Airport held its first air show since 1994 this August. Airfest 2005 featured demonstrations by civilian and military flight teams. WNIJ's Chris Lehman rode along with one of the pilots on a practice run.

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3:38 pm
Fri July 22, 2005

Making homes accessible

Rockford, IL – Four new homes for sale in Rockford have been designed to be more accessible to people with special needs. Disability advocates are hopeful it's part of a larger trend. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...

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10:19 pm
Tue July 5, 2005

Rock and Roll Camp

Rockford, IL – School's out and summer camp season is here. It's that time of year when kids get to do things they usually can't do at home, like building fires and making s'mores. For a few dozen kids in Rockford, summer camp means making noise: they're learning what it's like to be in a rock and roll band. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports:

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