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Illinois State Sen. Dave Syverson was in Las Vegas at the time of the mass shooting there. He gave WNIJ his impressions of the situation.

The Rockford Republican said he was having dinner with friends when news of the shooting came. He said it took a while before the scale of it was known but, as he watched from the sidelines, he was impressed with the response.

“You can imagine moving tens of thousands of people,” he said, “not only out of the concert but to clear out of the hotel the size of Mandalay Bay, and to do those searches.

WNIJ continues its Friday Forum with two state senators and their priorities in the 100th General Assembly. 

Democrat Steve Stadelman and Republican Dave Syverson represent Illinois’ 34th and 35th senate districts respectively.  The 34th district comprises Rockford and its surrounding municipalities, while the 35th encompasses the cities of DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa, Belvidere, and Rockton.

'Come On, Come On' - Really, It's Cheap Trick Day

Apr 1, 2016
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It’s “Cheap Trick Day” in Illinois today. That’s not an April Fool’s joke.

Cheap Trick will be performing live their newest album “Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello” at the Metro in Chicago today.

On April 8th, Cheap Trick will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

State Senator Dave Syverson passed a law in 2007 to dedicate April 1st to the band with Rockford origins.

Cheap Trick has sold 21 million records and holds 40 gold and platinum record awards. 

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Illinois lawmakers head back to Springfield tomorrow for the first time since they adjourned last spring. They have a lot of issues on the table, including how the state will handle the budgetary hit it will take when the temporary income tax increase expires at the end of December.

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Governor-elect Bruce Rauner met with the two top Democrats in the state legislature in Chicago yesterday. Once again he’s asking lawmakers to hold off on any major changes until he’s in office in January. Lawmakers are predictably split on that request heading into next week’s veto session.

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