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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

City of Springfield

Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin about the possibility of rate increases for waste hauling, and improvements for his ward along MacArthur Boulevard.


Stete Representative Tim Butler

Joey talks with State Representative Tim Butler about what is going on at the Illinois Capitol as the this session nears its end.


Many suffer from summer depression

Summer is in the air with the Memorial Day weekend coming up, which is the un-official start of summer which means fun times for most, yet for an estimated 10% of Americans, summer is a time of depression.


Political Science Professor Dr. Kent Redfield

Joey talks with Univeristy Of Illinois Springfield Political Science Professor Dr. Kent Redfield about the latest at the Illinois Capitol.

Bradley University

Students can take a class in Bipartisan Leadership at Bradley

Joey talks with Brad McMillan who teaches a class in bipartisanship at Bradley University.


TSA boss gets fired, and searching for answers on flight 804

After blistering criticism from whistleblowers testifying before congress, the chief of the transportation security administration’s key intelligence division has been replaced.

Saint John's Hospital

The news Executive Director of HSHS John’s Children’s Hospital

Joey talks with the new Executive Director of HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services, Vernessa Glover.

Springfield Sliders

Springfield Sliders owner Todd Miller

Joey talks with the new owner of the Springfield Sliders, Todd Miller about the season which starts this weekend.

The Clinton Global Initiative University - Fast Forward: Accelerating Opportunity for All

Featuring: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton
Where: CORAL GABLES, Florida, United States
When: 07 Mar 2015
Credit: JLN Photography/WENN.com

Will Bill take care of the economy if Hillary is elected?

If she is elected, Hillary Clinton has said that she will put her husband in charge of the economy because “…he knows how to do it.”

Chamber of Commerce

Chris Hembrough on the Chamber school survey

Joey talks with the President and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce about the study they did on perceptions of the Springfield school district.

Recent Headlines

13 hours ago in Local

UPDATE: Budget Plan Passes Amid GOP Outrage

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$7B unbalanced; $700M bump for schools

17 hours ago in Local

Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

Butler Elementary School

Butler Elementary School is back to normal after a bomb threat caused it to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday.

18 hours ago in Local

AP NewsBreak: Rauner Board Asked Builders to Lobby Lawmakers

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency managing state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.

18 hours ago in Local

House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

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The labor arbitration bill remains dead.

18 hours ago in Local

Another Leaders Meeting, Optimism Dissolving


The last days of session are a flurry of activity, if not progress.