Jenna Dooley

WNIJ All Things Considered Host

Jenna Dooley has spent her professional career in public radio. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois - Springfield. She returned to Northern Public Radio in DeKalb after several years hosting Morning Edition at WUIS-FM in Springfield.  For 2012, she was named "Newsfinder of the Year" by the Illinois Associated Press. She is also recipient of the 2014 Donald R. Grubb NIU Journalism Alumni Award. She is not afraid to brag at parties that she has met Carl Kasell, Ira Glass, and Garrison Keillor (and has pictures to prove it!) She is the former Recording Secretary for the Illinois News Broadcasters Association.

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The Illinois Department of Agriculture is planning four open houses to explain the process of treating areas of northern Illinois for the gypsy moth.

The destructive moth eats hundreds of different species of trees and shrubs, especially oak leaves.  Severe defoliation can lead to tree death.

Winnebago County's newest board chairman has released a 60 day review looking at financial and policy concerns facing county government.  It's part of Frank Haney's campaign pledge to implement the "ACT Initiative" to bolster accountability, collaboration, and transparency. 

According to the document, the review "is a starting point in which to build on and not intended to be a complete or final analysis."

The DeKalb Dist. 428 school board will consider a resolution Tuesday night to approve a settlement agreement and release with Superintendent Doug Moeller.

Moeller has been on paid leave since a district principal requested an emergency stalking order in September. 

We continue WNIJ’s Friday Forum, in which we interview politicians and others whose decisions affect you. This morning, we check in with two new county board chairmen in northern Illinois. We’ll hear how the two men will attempt to transform their campaign platforms into action plans.

Scott Desavouret

People watching the inauguration from home got a close-up view of the speeches. For those near the National Mall, it provided a different perspective. Correspondent Scott Desavouret of Malta, Ill. is in Washington D.C. and says protest chants were greeted this morning with counter chants of "USA."

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