Kirk Farah

Kirk Farah

Kirk has spent many of the last 25 years as a journalist and talk show host with stops at stations in suburban Chicago, west central Illinois and now, Springfield.

A native Chicagoan, Farah has called Springfield home since 2001. Kirk currently is our street reporter whose beats include crime, courts and suburban Springfield communities. You can catch what he’s working on during the day weekdays during the Reporter’s Notebook on the Ray Lytle Show, which airs after the 4:30 news.

A former military officer, he has spent time in several different corners of the world to include state-side assignments, Korea and, Hawaii. Farah is an avid Cubs and Bears fan. He has three grown sons.

Some call him curmudgeonly, we like to think he is just slightly annoyed.

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Ambulance, SUV Collide at Clear Lake & Dirksen

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An ambulance heading south on Dirksen Parkway collided with an SUV late Friday afternoon, shutting down the intersection at Clear Lake for some time.

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Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

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The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment

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Fuzzy Language in Law Could Draw University Employees to Retire Early

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A wrinkle in the pension story in Illinois is the almost immediate retirements of hundreds of university faculty members

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WIU Acknowledged for Arts, Creativity

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Small-town and rural Illinois are not devoid of creativity

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Public’s Help Needed to Identify Vandals

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Vandals scratched vehicles and also used rocks and a BB gun to damage windows on homes between April 7th and 13th.