A DeKalb County judge will rule in a fifty-year-old rape case. Jury selection was expected Monday in the trial of Jack McCullough, but he opted to forgo the jury trial for a bench trial. He's the Washington-state man accused of sexually assaulting a northern Illinois girl decades ago.
The city of DeKalb is putting together plans with NIU officials to gather housing data for the community. The research project would include information on factors such as foreclosures, vacancy rates, and code compliance. Bill Nicklas is NIU’s associate vice president for institutional planning and sustainability. He says the university is always concerned about the safety and quality of housing in DeKalb.
It’s considered conventional wisdom that you should never buy a car in its first year of production: that gives the automaker time to “work the kinks out.” And that’s the kind of thinking Chrysler officials are working to dispel as they prepare to launch the new Dodge Dart in Belvidere.
A new study links indirect exposure to trauma with an increased risk of post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Northern Illinois University psychology professor Michelle Lily, and research associate Heather Pierce, followed 171 on-the-job emergency dispatchers from 24 states. Dr. Lily discussed their findings with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.
Local governments in Illinois find themselves in a good position this spring, as they take inventory of the road salt leftover from the mild winter. But, WNIJ’s Mike Moen reports, road departments have little time to celebrate.