Thompson, IL – A state prison in northwest Illinois has been sitting mostly empty since it was built in 2001. Now federal officials are considering buying the Thomson prison. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.
Rockford, IL – Veterans Day looks more like Memorial Day this week as the nation honors the men and women who were killed or wounded in last week's shooting at Fort Hood. They were remembered in Rockford this weekend, along with Illinois service members who have died during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. WNIJ's Susan Stephens reports.
DeKalb, IL – The state's budgeting decisions could put the health care plans of many Northern Illinois University employees at risk. Local doctors have sent a letter to state officials saying they cannot afford to wait much longer for the state to reimburse them for medical services provided to state employees. WNIJ's Mike Moen and Susan Stephens have more on this story.
Naperville, IL – A new law recently approved by a Chicago suburb has brought attention to one man's decade-long protest against city hall. Many call him homeless...but he says his street tent is a way of demonstrating against the city. This new ordinance will force him to take his message elsewhere. WNIJ's Mike Moen reports: