Cheri Ballinger

Cheri Ballinger

Cheri Ballinger is a central Illinois radio veteran, broadcasting from Mattoon/Charleston to Springfield and everywhere in between (Decatur).

Ballinger received her A.A.S in Radio/TV Broadcasting from Lake Land College in 1988 and since then has done everything from country, to oldies, to adult contemporary, but she says news/talk is by far her favorite.

Cheri now lives in Auburn and has three children — ages 21, 18 and 12. She works full time for the state but, as central Illinois radio┬ápeople will tell you, once the radio bug bites you you can never really get away from it.

Cheri can be heard Saturdays hosting the Weekend Newswatch, which runs from 6-9 a.m.

Recent Headlines

5 hours ago in Local

Central Illinois Mitsubishi Plant Sold to Liquidation Firm

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Maynards Industries will take possession of the property in Normal on June 1.

5 hours ago in Local

Illinois Man Charged With Threatening Prosecutor

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Travis Withers of Brooklyn, Illinois has been charged with threatening the life of St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly.

5 hours ago in Local

Flooding Leaves Behind Sand, Debris in Illinois County

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Debris piles and massive sand deposits were left behind after waters went through the breach of the Len Small Levee.

6 hours ago in Local

U of Illinois Reaches Agreement with Non-tenured Faculty

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A contract ratification vote will be held later in the week.

1 day ago in Local

New Director Named to ALPLM

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, school students enter the "White House" as a life-size Abraham Lincoln replica stands outside, while touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill. The chairman of the foundation behind the Library and Museum says fundraising is drying up because of tensions between library directors and the state agency that oversees it.

Governor Rauner announces two new appointees, one to the Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library.