Mike Moen

WNIJ Morning Edition Producer

Mike Moen is the Morning Edition producer and serves as a staff reporter for WNIJ.  Every morning, he works with Dan Klefstad to bring listeners the latest Illinois news.  He also works with the rest of the news staff on developing and producing in-depth stories.  Mike is a Minnesota native who likes movies, history, and baseball. When most people hear his last name, they assume he is 100-percent Scandinavian.  But, believe it or not, he is mostly German. 

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Illinois
6:33 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Illinois' Jobs Outlook Has A Lot Of Moving Parts

Jeremy Groves

Making sense of Illinois’ jobs outlook isn’t exactly easy these days. So says an economist from Northern Illinois University. There’s information that says the state still lags behind the national economic recovery. But there are also occasional nuggets of good news to consider.

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Business
6:15 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Illinois Manufacturers Hope Slide Is Over

After promising growth in 2011 and 2012, Illinois manufacturers were left disappointed by a slowdown in 2013.

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Local
6:35 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Sharing WWII Memories Long Distance

Roger Craigmile holds a keepsake from his father's WWII unit

Children of military veterans sometimes don’t learn much about their parents’ service until after their passing. That’s the case for a northern Illinois man, who is now sharing records about his father’s World War II unit with another person halfway across the country.

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Politics
3:42 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Illinois Reps. React To SOTU

U.S. House members from across northern Illinois offered plenty of reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union speech.

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Courts
12:12 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Illinois Being Sued Again Over Pension Law

Illinois labor unions have filed another lawsuit seeking to have the state's pension overhaul declared unconstitutional.

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Illinois
9:07 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Cold Snap Hurting Propane Supplies In Illinois

Credit NPR

The extremely cold weather continues to put pressure on propane distribution in Illinois. The situation has caused Governor Pat Quinn to declare an emergency.

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Weather Closings: updated 9 pm
7:04 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Closings For Tuesday, January 28

The current Arctic blast hitting the northern Illinois region has resulted in another round of weather related closings for Tuesday.

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Illinois
6:28 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Campaign Against Human Trafficking Grows

January is human trafficking awareness month. In Illinois, advocates continue to raise awareness in hopes of preventing such activity.

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Local
9:15 am
Fri January 24, 2014

IEPA Reports Violations In Cortland Leak

Illinois regulators have issued a report on this month’s landfill leak that sickened dozens of students and teachers at a DeKalb County school.

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Envioronmental
5:35 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Lawsuit Filed In Response To Wedron Groundwater Case

Wedron, IL

A lawsuit has been filed in connection with a toxic water investigation in northern Illinois.

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