WNIJ News
8:22 am
Tue April 22, 2008

Flying the Confederate flag

DeKalb, IL – For the last decade, along a major roadway in DeKalb County, one resident has proudly flown a Confederate flag. Like many others who've seen it, maybe you've ALSO wondered who put THAT thing up, and what are they all about?! Does he, or she, fit the stereotype?! WNIJ's Christopher Hosken provides answers.

A warning, some of the language used in this piece may be considered offensive to some listeners

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4:02 am
Thu April 17, 2008

The Michelangelo Project

Rockford, IL – There's only one place in the U-S to see bronze casts of six of Michelangelo's study models - and that's Rockford. But the exhibit is there for a very limited time. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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4:13 am
Tue March 11, 2008

Republicans lose Hastert's seat

DeKalb, IL – Jim Oberweis failed to keep Dennis Hastert's Congressional seat in Republican hands. During a special election on March 8th, Oberweis lost to Democrat Bill Foster. Foster will fill the rest of Hastert's term. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with NIU political scientist Matt Streb about this symbolic victory for the Democratic party.

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4:14 am
Sun March 9, 2008

Foster wins Congressional seat

St. Charles, IL and Aurora, IL – Democrat Bill Foster beat Republican Jim Oberweis in Saturday's special election in the 14th Congressional District. That means he'll head to Washington, D.C. to finish former Congressman Dennis Hastert's unexpired term. WNIJ has two reports: In a few minutes, Susan Stephens previews the Foster-Oberweis rematch this Fall. But first, Christopher Hosken reports on the atmosphere election night:

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4:48 am
Fri March 7, 2008

A Midsummer Night's Dream

DeKalb, IL – The NIU School of Theatre and Dance production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" runs March 5th through the 29th in NIU's Players Theatre. WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke with the play's director, Stanton Davis. Davis told Guy Shakespeare's comedy has a little of everything:

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4:08 am
Fri March 7, 2008

14th District candidates, part 2

DeKalb, IL – Tomorrow's the day voters decide who will finish out the term of former Congressman Dennis Hastert. The candidates and their parties have spent millions on the contentious race already... and residents of the 14th district have been bombarded with glossy mailings, phone calls, back-to-back TV and radio commercials, as well as visits by supporters.

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4:03 am
Thu March 6, 2008

14th District candidates, part 1

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DeKalb, IL – On Saturday, March 8th, voters in Illinois' 14th Congressional District will decide whether Republican Jim Oberweis or Democrat Bill Foster gets to fill out the remainder of retired Congressman Dennis Hastert's term.

It's been a short and contentious campaign, with the candidates spending a few million dollars of their own money and their national party's funds. Today, the first of two reports on what 14th district residents can expect from their next Congressman.

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4:50 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Dealing with the 14th District Special Election

DeKalb, IL – Voters in the 14th congressional district went to the polls Saturday, March 8th, to fill the vacancy left by Dennis Hastert's resignation. Sharon Holmes is the DeKalb County Clerk. In a career that spans decades, she says this is the first Saturday election she's ever had to run. WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke to her the Thursday before about the special election, beginning with why it was necessary.

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3:40 am
Tue February 26, 2008

NIU President John Peters

DeKalb, IL – Students are back in class at Northern Illinois University. Events are going on as scheduled. And except for the makeshift memorials dotting the campus, NIU looks a lot like it did two weeks ago in the days BEFORE five students were killed by a gunman in their classroom.

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6:01 am
Mon February 25, 2008

NIU prepares for first class since shootings

DeKalb, IL – Michael Gentile teaches documentary film-making. His office was in Cole Hall, which is now closed after a gunman opened fire there, killing five students and himself. Gentile talks with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad about moving his office out of Cole Hall, and how he's preparing for the resumption of classes on February 25th.

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