00000179-e1ff-d2b2-a3fb-ffffd9510001WNIJ is celebrating 30 years of broadcasting this year - we went on the air April 28, 1991 - and we're asking you to celebrate with us! We're compiling 30 reasons (or more!) to love WNIJ.So tell us about your favorite program, host, story, or driveway moment, and we'll add it to our list. Leave us a voicemail at 815-753-9300, or click here to submit a message from your computer or mobile device.
Reason #21: Election Coverage
Every Election Night, reporters across the U.S. stuff themselves with pizza to power through long nights waiting for the results to come in. WNIJ isn’t one to break tradition so our reporters and editors “carbo load” to make sure we have enough energy to bring you context and analysis before and after the polls close. We’ve moderated candidate forums, covered the issues, and talked with voters about what they want to see their elected leaders accomplish in office. Election coverage is no easy assignment, but we believe it is a crucial role in democracy.