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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Local
6:06 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Creek Name Conjures Emotions About Race and History

Bureau County Republican

 

The name of a waterway in northern Illinois is stirring up emotions about racial progress. 

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Courts
1:20 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

McCullough found not guilty in 50-year-old rape case

DeKalb County Courthouse, Sycamore, Illinois
Susan Stephens

 

The DeKalb County State's Attorney lashed out at a judge Thursday, after a Seattle man was acquitted of rape charges. 

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Government
7:44 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Illinois' Township Governments Make Their Case

 

The performance of township governments in Illinois was on display Tuesday night.

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Education
7:32 am
Wed April 11, 2012

District 205 Leader Gets Contract Extension

 

The Rockford school board has approved a contract extension for the district's interim superintendent. 

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Local
4:39 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Rockford official keeps two elected seats while awaiting law change

The Illinois Attorney General's office says an elected official in northern Illinois has to decide between two jobs.  But Ted Biondo won't give up any elected seat while state lawmakers consider changing a law that would make it legal for him to hold two offices. 

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Local
5:35 am
Mon April 9, 2012

DeKalb, NIU May Partner on Housing Stats

The city of DeKalb is putting together plans with NIU officials to gather housing data for the community.  The research project would include information on factors such as foreclosures, vacancy rates, and code compliance.  Bill Nicklas is NIU’s associate vice president for institutional planning and sustainability.  He says the university is always concerned about the safety and quality of housing in DeKalb.

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Local
12:03 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Road Projects Take Shape

 

With the weather warming up, construction crews are preparing for some big projects in northern Illinois. 

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Education
11:08 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Lottery Dollars for Education

 

Do schools benefit from increased lottery sales?

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Local
6:33 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Piles of Road Salt

 

Local governments in Illinois find themselves in a good position this spring, as they take inventory of the road salt leftover from the mild winter.  But, WNIJ’s Mike Moen reports, road departments have little time to celebrate.

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Local
5:00 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Rockford Teachers Strike Continues

 

For the second day in a row, classes are canceled in the Rockford Public School district.  Teachers remain on strike after Thursday's bargaining session failed to produce a contract agreement. 

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