DeKalb, IL – Dozens of mothers and babies parked themselves in front of a downtown DeKalb business Thursday. They were there to protest an incident this week where a mother says she was kicked out of a store for breastfeeding.
DeKalb – The Congressional map approved by Illinois lawmakers would hurt Freshmen Republicans. How would it affect longtime incumbent Don Manzullo? WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks about the map with NIU political scientist Matt Streb.
DeKalb – The Rev. Linda Slabon will apply for a civil unions license with her partner. She tells WNIJ's Dan Klefstad about a ceremony she's planning for this summer at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb.
WNIJ news – Three tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois Sunday night. That's according to the National Weather Service. Officials say the twisters hit near Stillman Valley, Adeline and Polo. Meanwhile, clean up efforts continue in the Rockford-area, which saw most of the storm damage. Com-ed says as of Tuesday morning, fewer than one thousand customers remain without power. Rockford School District officials have closed Kennedy Middle School for the rest of the academic year. The school, which was slated for closure due to budget cuts, lost part of its roof.
WNIJ news – The public now has a chance to see proposed changes for Illinois Senate boundaries. The Senate redistricting committee has posted its proposed map. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports on how DeKalb County would be affected:
DeKalb – Illinois lawmakers are debating a measure that would overhaul pensions for teachers and other state workers. The bill is controversial because it would affect current employees. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks about this bill with Dave Urbanek, spokesman for the Teachers Retirement System.
WNIJ news – Concerns have been raised about the wet spring and its effect on the corn planting season. The concern is especially being felt in Southern Illinois, where communities have dealt with widespread flooding. WNIJ's Mike Moen has more on how the situation is playing out in Northern Illinois: