WNIJ News
8:53 am
Fri May 19, 2006

Some farm animals are literally a dying breed

Efforts to preserve some rare varieties of livestock.

Chris Lehman

LaFox, IL – When you think of endangered species, farm animals might not top the list. But there's an effort to preserve some rare varieties of livestock. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...

Related links:
Esther's Place
Garfield Farm and Inn Museum

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WNIJ News
2:02 am
Thu May 11, 2006

Changing street names

Meet the woman who changed the address of everyone in town.

Chris Lehman

Lee, IL – Every small town has a local history buff: Someone who can tell you who the first mayor was or where the general store used to be. WNIJ's Chris Lehman met someone who not only knows her town's history; she's part of it.

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WNIJ News
6:21 am
Mon May 8, 2006

Changing the future of mental illness

Rockford, IL – Adults and children living with mental illness - either personally or within their families - share their stories in this radio production. Hear insights on children's mental health, recovery and resiliency from a panel of local experts, including Carol Craig, MD, Child Psychiatrist Richard Jaconette, MD, Child Psychiatrist Frank Ware, ACSW, Executive Director of Janet Wattles Center and others. Length: 59mins.

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WNIJ News
6:44 am
Fri May 5, 2006

Lee Johnson, birds, and Birdfest

Lee Johnson, birds, and Birdfest

Chris Lehman

Sand Bluff Bird Observatory, Durand, IL – Colored Sands Forest Preserve holds its annual Birdfest May 6 & 7. WNIJ's Guy Stephens talked to the man in charge of Sand Bluff Bird Observatory's efforts.

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WNIJ News
4:36 am
Mon April 24, 2006

Saving the planet while on vacation

Saving the planet while on vacation

Chris Lehman

Rockford, IL – Maybe you're looking for something a little different for your summer vacation this year. One environmental organization offers the chance to help save the planet while you're on vacation. Stephen Vaughn is treasurer of the Blackhawk Chapter of the Sierra Club. He spoke with WNIJ's Chris Lehman about the program.

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WNIJ News
9:39 am
Thu April 20, 2006

Witness in Palestine

Witness in Palestine

Chris Lehman

DeKalb, IL – The West Bank of Palestine might not seem to be the first place a Jewish American woman might want to head after graduating from college. WNIJ's Chris Lehman spoke with someone who did just that...

Anna Baltzer's website http://annainthemiddleeast.com/

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WNIJ News
6:20 am
Mon March 27, 2006

Spring Break in New Orleans

Spring Break in New Orleans

DeKalb, IL – As New Orleans prepares for the next hurricane season, many areas are still picking up the pieces left by Hurricane Katrina. WNIJ's Jenna Wright was one of nine volunteers from Immanuel Lutheran Church in DeKalb who spent a week in Saint Bernard parish providing hurricane relief.

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WNIJ News
6:01 am
Mon March 27, 2006

Rockford WIFI Arrest

Rockford WIFI Arrest

Susan Stephens

Rockford, IL – Hopping onto someone else's wireless internet access without permission is a crime. Now someone has been prosecuted for it in Winnebago County. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.

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WNIJ News
4:12 am
Mon March 20, 2006

Two Democrats face off in 14th District

DeKalb, IL – Congressman Dennis Hastert is one of the most powerful politicians in America. But he still has to win re-election every two years in his northern Illinois district. A sitting Speaker of the House has only been defeated once. But those long odds haven't stopped two Democrats from getting into the race. WNIJ's Chris Lehman reports...

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12:48 am
Fri March 17, 2006

ELECTION '06: Ethics

ELECTION '06: Ethics

Springfield, IL – Illinois' lack of restrictions on political fundraising has fed into the state's image of government for sale and seedy back room deals. The gubernatorial candidates on the ballot next Tuesday say they want to change that reputation. The platforms of both Republicans and Democrats seeking the state's top office include ethics plans. In the final report of our primary series...Amanda Vinicky examines the issue:

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