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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Business
6:11 am
Tue March 11, 2014

How Real Is The Threat To Close Nuke Plants?

Credit Exelon Corporation

One energy analyst says discussion about closing some of Exelon's nuclear power plants in Illinois should be viewed as a real possibility.

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Government
6:23 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Heroin Task Forces Ramp Up Efforts

State Rep. John Cabello

Illinois could soon see new laws aimed at addressing the heroin problem in many parts of the state. Two special panels are in the process of gathering feedback on possible solutions.

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Health
7:40 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Illinois Health Department Worried About Antibiotics Use

Illinois health officials say most antibiotics prescribed in hospitals and nursing homes are unnecessary and their overuse has led to an increase in deadly superbugs.

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Education
6:33 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Jefferson Students Seem Content With Career Academy Choices

Rockford's Jefferson High School continues in its first year of career academies. Students here are getting the first true test of the district’s approach to career-themed learning. WNIJ’s Mike Moen has been hearing from students about their experience. In his latest visit, he found a statistic that surprised just about everyone at the school.

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Legal
6:20 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Illinois Attorney General Says All Counties Can Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

Credit http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/

Illinois' Attorney General is telling county clerks they have the right to immediately issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Business
10:12 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Temporary Layoffs At Chrysler Plant

Credit Susan Stephens

325 workers at the Chrysler assembly plant in Belvidere have received temporary layoff notices.

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Business
5:29 am
Wed February 26, 2014

NIU Included In Digital Manufacturing Lab

Credit NIU Today

Northern Illinois University will play a role in the digital manufacturing lab announced for the city of Chicago.

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Health Care
6:57 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Illinois Gets A "D" For Emergency Care

In its most recent report, the American College of Emergency Physicians gives Illinois a low grade for its overall emergency care environment.

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Illinois
6:30 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Boosting Your Winter Vocabulary

Graupel

Northern Illinois is experiencing a brief warm-up this week. But it still seems there is no end in sight to the brutal winter that has pummeled the region. Despite the inconveniences, the endless cycle of snow and cold temperatures has brought some seldom used weather terms to the surface.

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Illinois
6:30 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Learning From Flood Disasters

Northern Illinois is no stranger to floods. Last year, several counties were declared federal disaster areas because of damage from rising waters. With spring right around the corner, some officials want to make sure they’re better prepared to deal with the situation, should there be more flooding this year and beyond.

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