Susan Stephens

Reporter, All Things Considered Host

Susan’s parents should have known she’d end up in radio: her favorite toys were tape recorders, cameras, notepads, and books. Many years later, she’s an award-winning reporter at her favorite radio station. Formerly WNIJ’s News Director, she asked to return to the role of full-time reporter/anchor/utility player in 2010 (less paperwork, more reporting!). Her #1 goal is to tell the most compelling stories in the fewest words possible…all the better if a little humor can be thrown into the mix.  It should come as no surprise, then, that she can whip up a haiku for any occasion. She also enjoys the Detroit Tigers, learning pioneer skills (Gardening, canning, and the like. Just in case.), traveling with friends, and pretending she’s going to get around to playing her theremin.

There’s a three-way race among Democrats in the 34th State Senate District.

This is the first in our series of profiles of candidates running for the state legislature in northern Illinois. We start with the Democrats running for state representative in the 67th district, which covers much of Rockford. 

Governor Pat Quinn delivered his State Budget Address Wednesday, announcing “today, our rendezvous with reality has arrived.”

The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report Tuesday on a deadly 2009 train derailment in Winnebago County.

 

DeKalb officials are trying to put a stop to speculation about why City Clerk Steve Kapitan resigned last Friday. The city manager and city attorney announced Tuesday that Kapitan voluntarily resigned from his elected post because he wasn’t able to keep up with duties related to the Open Meetings Act.

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