Northern Illinois

Heat Related Closings

Aug 27, 2013

Tuesday's extreme heat is resulting in some weather-related closings. That includes an early dismissal for the Rockford Public School district.

Heroin Message Not Getting Through

Jun 24, 2013

In 2010, WNIJ aired a series on the alarming number of heroin deaths in northern Illinois. The primary concern centered on teens and young adults. Despite efforts to curb use of the drug, the situation is getting worse in some areas. Observers say parental intervention is vital to stopping the spread of heroin. But getting the message through can be a struggle.

The federal judicial system in northern Illinois could be another victim of a drawn-out sequester. Court officials and prosecutors say they will feel the pinch.

The Impact Of Federal Cuts In Northern Illinois

Feb 22, 2013
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The deadline is looming for automatic spending cuts at the federal level. While lawmakers wrangle over ways to avoid the so-called sequester, those who rely on federal funding are wondering how they would be affected. That includes companies, agencies and many others in northern Illinois.

Dry weather has been the norm for the region. Forecasters say the precipitation expected next week might not be enough to reach truly healthy levels.

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