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6:46 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

NIU's president on NIU's impact, funding, and the boring old days

DeKalb, IL – Northern Illinois University is a major economic driver in the region and now has the numbers to back its claim. NIU president John Peters released two reports this week: they focus on how NIU affects prosperity in DeKalb County and the region. WNIJ's Susan Stephens spoke with Peters about the reports and how the state's financial crisis could affect the school.

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WNIJ News
5:12 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

Most state employees can keep health plans, for now

Springfield, IL –
Nearly all health care plans previously offered to state employees and retirees will now be available... at least for the next 90 days. The missing piece, as of Thursday afternoon, is Humana. It's the only medical provider yet to reach a temporary agreement with the state.

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WNIJ News
7:10 am
Thu June 16, 2011

Residency requirements for municipal workers

WNIJ – Discussion has surfaced in recent months on relaxing residency requirements for municipal workers in some major U.S. cities. The idea was floated during the race for Chicago mayor. It's become a growing debate in Milwaukee. WNIJ's Mike Moen looks at how the situation is playing out in northern Illinois:

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WNIJ News
7:57 am
Tue June 14, 2011

Illinois education reform law

WNIJ – Illinois has a new law that establishes several reform measures for school districts. Governor Pat Quinn signed the bill Monday. WNIJ's Mike Moen has more:

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WNIJ News
5:23 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Study: stigma affects mental illness

DeKalb – A new study says mentally ill people are affected by family members' words and actions. NIU sociologist Fred Markowitz is the lead author of the study. He talks with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad about how stigma affects treatment and recovery.

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WNIJ News
11:55 am
Wed June 8, 2011

Small business tax credit expiring

DeKalb – The Illinois Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit expires soon. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with program manager Brian Selinger.

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WNIJ News
8:26 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Capital construction program

WNIJ – A funding stalemate in Springfield could put infrastructure projects in Illinois in jeopardy. WNIJ's Mike Moen has more:

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WNIJ News
9:05 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Cooling centers in northern Illinois

Rockford, IL – Public Cooling Centers for Rockford:

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WNIJ News
11:25 am
Fri June 3, 2011

Nurse-In in DeKalb

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.

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WNIJ News
1:23 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

New Congress Map "Bad for Freshmen"

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.

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