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December 2015

INBA Foundation Seeking Donations

Looking for an end of the year tax deduction? INBAF is a 501-c nonprofit, and a great way to support the future of our industry. Get your check in the mail today, or get ahead of the game for 2016.
The Foundation address is:
2206 N, Main St., Suite 141
Wheaton, IL 60187
Thanks for your support.

Three Peoria-area Newspeople to OSF HealthCare

The new year will see three Peoria-area broadcasters moving to careers in health communications.  WEEK-TV main news anchor Libby Allison, Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano, and morning news reader Stacy Campbell of Mix 106.9 radio are all starting work at OSF HealthCare.  Rusciano is an INBA member and has attended the last several conventions.  He's been at WCBU since 2010.

Illinois Radio Network Acquired by State Entity

The Illinois News Network, a media arm of the Illinois Policy Institute, has acquired the Illinois Radio Network, which employs several present and past members of the INBA. The takeover happens on December 31, 2015, and terms have not been disclosed. The IRN name will be dropped, and the INN name will be used to represent work produced by reporters in Springfield and a small bureau in Chicago. That work is heard on more than 50 stations around the state, including WBBM-AM, KMOX-AM, WTAX-AM and WJBC-AM.

INBA Supports Ruling on Rauner Schedule

INBA statement on Wednesday's ruling regarding Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's calendar details, outlined here:



Winter Weather 101: 11am Tuesday


You're invited to an INBA Professional Development event all about winter weather.  
What's the difference between sleet and freezing rain? Should it really be 60 degrees in December? And why do meteorologists get the snow amounts wrong so often?
Learn those answers and more with Steve Templeton, the chief meteorologist of KMOV Channel 4 (CBS-St. Louis) and Nick Stewart from Western Illinois University.