Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois

Maybe you’ve seen the new Netflix show Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. Maybe you’ve even been inspired to declutter your own home. Turns out, you’re far from alone. Lots of people have been tidying up unwanted items this month, and secondhand stores are seeing the results.

On the show, Kondo encourages viewers to declutter their homes by getting rid of things that don’t “spark joy” for them. 


The Internal Revenue Service and the Illinois Department of Revenue began accepting 2017 individual tax returns Jan. 29. Groups around the state and nation are participating in a program to provide free help to those who qualify.

A plan is underway in Rockford to enable people who didn't graduate from high school to earn their diploma, and more. It addresses a nationwide problem: how to bridge the gap between the needs of business and the skill set of the available pool of workers. In this Friday Forum, WNIJ's Guy Stephens has more about Goodwill's Excel Center. 

Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois, Inc.

The president of Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois is retiring. 

Sam Schmitz had served in a variety of public and private posts before taking the helm of the agency serving Boone, Winnebago and parts of surrounding counties in 2008.