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
6:16 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Local official says property tax trend to continue

DeKalb County treasurer predicts additional rate increases and lower assessments for the next couple of taxing cycles.

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Government
6:49 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Illinois governor makes clear his support for gay marriage

Pat Quinn gets behind the idea of allowing gay marriage in Illinois. The Democrat says he'll work with state lawmakers to make it a reality.

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Education
6:43 am
Mon May 14, 2012

High school academy program taking shape in Rockford

The school board is preparing to vote on the proposal later this month. Supporters hope it will boost the district's graduation rate.

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Government
11:38 am
Sat May 12, 2012

Plan to end state retirees' free health insurance premiums goes to Governor

The Illinois  Senate approved the measure Thursday, and Governor Pat Quinn says he'll sign it into law.

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local
11:57 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Around Illinois -- May 11

  • Governor Quinn on board for same-sex marriage law
  • Meals in the mailbox
  • Mother's Day gift for Rockford mayor's family
  • Illinois Senate advances plan to reduce regional school superintendents
  • Record corn crop could be good for consumers
  • Rockford gets $1 million grant for environmental clean-up

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Local
9:29 am
Fri May 11, 2012

DeKalb selects new police chief

Eugene Lowery currently serves as a deputy chief for the Crystal Lake Police Department.

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Government
8:49 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Audit finds problems with Illinois' pre-paid tuition program

The scathing report on past management of College Illinois was issued Wednesday by the state Auditor General.

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Government
8:45 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Business community getting behind Quinn's pension plan

The governor's overhaul proposal receives an endorsement from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

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Government
7:10 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Illinois lawmaker says it's up to State Police to fix FOID problems

A recent audit says Illinois' gun owner registration program creates public safety issues.  But Republican Representative Jim Durkin doesn't expect the legislature to intervene anytime soon. 

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Government
6:37 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Proposed measure aims to save state funding for day care providers

Sara Feigenholtz

Democratic Representative from Chicago introduces a bill that would prevent a state funding cutoff for child care providers in Illinois. 

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