Guy Stephens

WNIJ Here and Now Host

Guy Stephens is the local host for NPR's Here and Now on WNIJ.  He also produces news stories for the station, and coordinates our online events calendar, PSAs and Arts Calendar announcements.  In each of these ways, Guy helps keep our listening community informed about what's going on, whether on a national or local level.  Guy's degrees are in music, and he spent a number of years as a classical host on WNIU.  In fact, after nearly 20 years with Northern Public Radio, the best description of his job may be "other duties as required."

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Beloit College alumna and accomplished cellist Helen Gillet ’00, Victor E. Farrell Endowed Artist-in-Residence this fall, will perform at the college's Eaton Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24.

Gillet is a jazz-based cellist, singer, composer, and improviser. She is known for performing an eclectic mix of French, contemporary jazz, North Indian, blues and classical styles. 

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Career, or vocational, training has traditionally aimed toward getting students blue collar or service industry jobs. That’s still true. But in Beloit, school officials want to add tech jobs to the list. 

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The Fiat Chrysler Assembly Plant in Belvidere is idled this week because of a supplier problem.

DeKalb County State's Attorney

DeKalb County State's Attorney Richard Schmack is requesting the Circuit Court appoint a special state's attorney to investigate possible perjury by a Seattle, Washington police officer in the 2012 trial of Jack D. McCullough for the 1957 murder of Maria Ridulph.  

McCullough was found guilty. His conviction was dismissed this year after Schmack said a court-ordered review including evidence not admitted in that trial showed McCullough could not have committed the crime. McCullough was freed after spending several years in prison. 

A chemical spill Monday morning at a Sugar Grove chemical distributor sent 14 people to area hospitals with respiratory problems.

The Sugar Grove Fire Protection District says all the problems were minor.  Fire district officials say chlorine gas was released in the incident at Producers Chemical.  The District says it took about two and a half hours to contain the release and clear the facility.