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
6:26 am
Fri December 23, 2011

NIU Safety Series: Part Four

Officials at Northern Illinois University say despite some high-profile incidents over the past few years, the campus and its surrounding community are safe. 

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Local
6:39 am
Wed December 21, 2011

NIU Safety series: Part Two

Northern Illinois University is battling a public perception that questions whether the campus community is safe.  Our series continues with a look at how NIU compares with other schools. 

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Local
6:30 am
Tue December 20, 2011

NIU Safety Series: Part One

The issue of safety at Northern Illinois University is once again in the spotlight after a student was fatally shot near campus last month.  WNIJ is airing a four-part series this week on the perception of safety at NIU. 

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Illinois Politics
12:35 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 years

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and a fine of $20,000.

Blagojevich spent about twenty minutes on the stand this morning during his sentencing, making his case for leniency from Judge James Zagel. He apologized to his family and the people of Illinois, although he said he had no intention of breaking the law.

Prosecutors sought a sentence of 15 to 20 years for Blagojevich.

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Local
4:36 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Fatal shooting

A Northern Illinois University student is dead following an off-campus shooting early this morning. 

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Local
1:00 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Enthusiasm for backyard chicken coops

An urban setting might not seem like the typical place where fresh eggs are produced.  But, the movement for backyard chicken coops is spreading.

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Education
10:43 am
Thu November 10, 2011

SIU Strike Over

The faculty strike at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is over. 

Government
10:39 am
Thu November 10, 2011

Investigation Completed

An Illinois watchdog is done investigating legislative approval of a utility rate hike.

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