Victor Yehling

Managing Editor

Victor Yehling is Managing Editor for WNIJ News.  He coordinates the WNIJ news team, assigns stories, offers suggestions, develops project ideas, and generally harasses our outstanding news employees.  He's a relative newcomer, joining WNIJ in July 2010, but he has 15 years experience as a newspaper editor and reporter plus a couple of years in TV news.  He also spent time on the dark side, working in public relations and advertising; he claims he's recovering.  Away from the station, he enjoys theater, grandchildren, board games, Kansas City Chiefs football, and preparing for retirement in rural suburban Hagarstown.

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Politics
6:31 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Small margin, big turnout expected in Wisconsin vote

Both sides of the recall election targeting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are prepared for a razor-thin margin as the Republican tries to become the first U.S. governor to successfully fend off a recall effort.

Also targeted in today’s voting are Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and majority control of the state Senate.

A record turnout -- estimated as high as 65 percent of registered voters – is expected. Polls opened at 7 a.m., and voting continues until 8 p.m.

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Government
11:08 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Around Illinois – June 4

  • Does more truck traffic mean economy improvemnent?
  • Pension-reform session is a must: Quinn
  • Will the governor approve Rockford’s casino?
  • Chicago schools reach agreement with a union

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Government
10:25 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Around Illinois -- June 1

  • Ottawa shooting range settles safety case with state
  • Waterman bank agrees to end “unsafe” practices
  • President visits hometown to raise money
  • Cancer center groundbreaking is Monday

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Government
11:57 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Around Illinois – May 31

  • Strip club tax for anti-violence funds sent to governor
  • Senate is considering union status of state employees
  • Federal judge approves sale of some Crundwell assets
  • Synthetic drugs legislation goes to governor’s desk
  • Legislature approves phone bill “cramming” ban
  • Senate weighs satellite TV fee

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Government
11:21 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Around Illinois – May 30

  • ICC quadruples ComEd delivery rate reduction
  • Lawsuits challenge same-sex marriage ban
  • Democrat quits 12th District Congressional race
  • Dixon is advertising for a Finance Director
    … and federal officers want to sell assets

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Government
9:53 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Around Illinois – May 29

  • House committee considers university cuts
  • Detention center opponents continue struggle
  • Kirk’s ex-wife files election funding complaint

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Government
3:15 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Around Illinois – May 25

  • A different memorial for holiday weekend
  • Illinois Senate approves strip club fee
  • Gambling backers looking for support
  • Bag recycling bill will need recycling

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Government
9:57 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Around Illinois – May 24

  • Dixon will delay its own Crundwell probe
  • Sand pit meeting reviews issues and obstacles
  • Roadwork affects Illinois 2 in Ogle County

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Government
1:38 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Around Illinois – May 23

Cherry Valley train fire final report issued

West Nile virus shows up early this year

NATO protestors will challenge terrorism charges

Is more gambling a good bet for revenue?

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Government
9:49 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Around Illinois – May 22

  • Rockford gives nonunion workers a raise
  • Quinn will focus on Medicaid, pensions
  • Area cities pass video gambling ordinances
  • Hearing on Ottawa sand plant scheduled

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