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
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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Economy
6:41 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Online Job Postings Up In Illinois

There's some promising news when it comes to job openings posted online in Illinois.

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Weather
4:39 am
Thu January 23, 2014

School Closings For Thursday

Dangerous wind chills have forced a number of northern Illinois school districts to cancel classes for Thursday.

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Local
6:41 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Drawing The Line On Providing Local Services

Credit WNIJ

Privatizing government services is a recurring topic in an era of tight budgets. From lottery systems to garbage pick-up, agencies have explored ways to save money. In some cases, turning over ownership of roadways has been discussed. That debate is happening in a northern Illinois community.

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Local
7:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Rockford Hopes Federal Program Will Guide It To Success

Credit Rockford Convention and Visitors Bureau

The White House is moving forward with another round of its Strong Cities, Strong Communities program. The initiative lends federal expertise to struggling areas. The city of Rockford is part of the latest group.

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Government
8:21 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Illinois Lawmakers To Examine Corporate Tax Breaks

State Rep. Jack Franks

A northern Illinois lawmaker will lead a series of public hearings that could change how the state works with businesses on tax breaks.

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