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."

Illinois State Police

The Illinois State Police said Wednesday that they've arrested Deborah Dewey's brother-in-law in connection with her disappearance and death.  

 

Standard, Ill., resident Clifford Andersen, 66, is charged with concealment of a death, a class-four felony, and is being held in the Bureau County Jail on $750,000 bond.  

 

Dewey's body was found Monday in a shallow grave on a vacant property in Standard. The 62-year-old Ladd woman had been missing since Aug. 22, when she failed to report to work. Her unlocked car was found at a truck stop in Morris on Aug. 29.

Guy Stephens / WNIJ News

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. 

Guy Stephens / WNIJ News

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. 

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

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. 

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