DeKalb, IL – The Potawatomi Nation wants to open a bingo parlor on land it owns near Shabbona. The tribe claims sovereignty over the land. That would allow it to bypass state and local restrictions on opening a gaming facility. But the U-S government refutes that claim. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports:
DeKalb, IL – Monday, September 25th, was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dmitri Shostakovich. That night, the NIU Philharmonic gave a concert featuring works by the Russian composer. WNIJ's Guy Stephens had this report:
Rockford, IL – An Illinois college student is drawing portraits of all the Illinois soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The set of portraits done so far came to Rockford in late September. WNIJ's Guy Stephens reports.
Rockford, IL – Last year, Chicago bluesman Lonnie Brooks performed at On the Waterfront with his two sons. This year, one of those sons returns to the Left Bank Stage. WNIJ's Dan Klefstad talks with Ronnie Baker Brooks.