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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Government
12:04 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Patrick Fitzgerald's presence felt beyond high profile corruption cases

Paul Logli

A former prosecutor gives the outgoing U.S. Attorney for northern Illinois high marks for his relationship with local law enforcement. 

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Government
8:07 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Anti-bullying measure fails in Illinois legislature

The Illinois Senate has rejected a measure aimed at making schools adopt tougher anti-bullying policies. But supporters may try again.

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Government
7:57 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Illinois House approves changes to eavesdropping law

Howstuffworks.com

 

Current Illinois law makes recording police officers in public a crime. The proposed changes approved 71-45 by the Illinois House would decriminalize such recordings. The bill's sponsors say they've addressed concerns raised by law enforcement.

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Government
7:45 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Scholarship program's demise could bring financial relief to Illinois universities

Public universities are required to hand out tuition waivers awarded by state lawmakers. But a pending law change would end the practice.

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Government
7:09 am
Tue May 22, 2012

End is near for legislative scholarships

Governor Pat Quinn says he plans to sign the measure sent to him by Illinois lawmakers. The bill would eliminate the controversial perk.

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Government
6:41 am
Tue May 22, 2012

NATO recap

Chicago Magazine

Chicago police announce arrest numbers following protests of the conference. City officials are praised for their handling of the event.

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Government
6:33 am
Tue May 22, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear challenge to Illinois political maps

The suit was brought forward by the League of Women Voters of Illinois. Other challenges to redistricting are still pending.

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Science
4:59 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Private rocket blasts off for Space Station

A first-of-its-kind commercial supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station following a successful liftoff early Tuesday, opening a new era of dollar-driven spaceflight.

The SpaceX company made history as its Falcon 9 rocket rose from its seaside launch pad and pierced the pre-dawn sky, aiming for a rendezvous in a few days with the space station. The rocket carried into orbit a capsule named Dragon that is packed with 1,000 pounds of space station provisions.

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Government
7:55 am
Mon May 21, 2012

At NATO Summit, Obama Says 'Hard Days' Ahead For Afghanistan

World leaders are meeting with President Obama in his hometown of Chicago for a two-day NATO summit focused heavily on Afghanistan.

Obama warned of the difficulty ahead as the summit confronted questions about Afghanistan's future. The summit kicked off on Sunday with a meeting between Obama and Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, the two key players to determine that future.

"We still have a lot of work to do and there will be great challenges ahead," Obama said. "The loss of life continues in Afghanistan and there will be hard days ahead."

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Local
6:07 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Protesters and police clash at NATO summit in Chicago

Chicago is bracing for another round of demonstrations on the last day of the NATO summit. Protesters say they'll march to Boeing headquarters this morning to voice their opposition to the company's role in the U-S. military. 

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