DeKalb – Victims of sexual assault are most likely to be college-aged. As a new crop of freshmen settles in at Northern Illinois University, WNIJ wanted to know about the counseling services available for victims. Dan Klefstad spoke with Kim Cecil, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Center for Counseling and Student Development.
DeKalb, IL – 68.5 million dollars in federal, state and private money has been awarded to a consortium led by NIU. It's the largest grant in NIU history. The money will be used to create a broadband network in 9 northern Illinois counties: Whiteside, Stephenson, Ogle, Lee, Jo Daviess, Carroll, Winnebago, Boone and LaSalle.
WNIJ's Guy Stephens spoke with John Lewis, associate vice president for Administration and Outreach at NIU, who led the team that secured the grant.
DeKalb, IL – The amount of unpaid fees in the Dekalb School District has become a problem. Officials are looking at ways to get that money. That includes using a collection agency. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports:
DeKalb – State police and local governments will soon get a cash infusion from drivers speeding seatbelt-free. Starting Wednesday in Illinois, the standard fine for going 20-miles-per-hour over the speed limit will jump from 75 to 120-dollars - failing to wear a safety belt, a 60-dollar fine. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken reports.
DeKalb, IL – An incident in late August resulted in the arrest and removal from campus of a Northern Illinois University freshman on sexual assault charges brought by a woman who visited his residence hall. That raised questions about university policy in these circumstances. WNIJ's Victor Yehling takes a look at how the NIU Student Code of Conduct applies in such situations.
DeKalb, IL – Everyone expects a quick, professional response when they call 9-1-1. We expect firefighters to put out the fire and paramedics to save the life of a loved one. But most of us don't know what it takes to save lives and property, from the physical demands to the massive coordination efforts. WNIJ's Susan Stephens got a sample of it with the DeKalb Fire Department's Fire Ops 101 program last week and survived.
DeKalb – Each month, realtors inundate us with stats about the previous month's home sales... explanations for those numbers... and forecasts. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken reveals how realtors use these economic indicators.
DeKalb, IL – Construction Lane Closures Suspended Where Possible for Labor Day Holiday
SPRINGFIELD - With thousands of people expected to be on the move on state highways over the Labor Day weekend, the Illinois Department of Transportation is suspending road work where possible to reduce potential traffic congestion.
Rockford, IL – They were a big hit at last year's On the Waterfront festival in Rockford. This weekend, Three Beers Til Dubuque returns to the Left Bank Stage. WNIJ's Guy Stephens caught up with horn player Jesus Arellano, who started by describing the band's overall sound.