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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch

Representative Tim Butler on marijuana bill

Joey talks with Representative Tim Butler about the $26 million to help re-fund TAP, the Quit Line and others, and ‘decriminalizing’ marijuana bill.

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The latest on the Lincoln Funeral Coalition

Joey talks with Katie Spindell with the Lincoln Funeral Coalition on the latest on the reenactment.

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Here’s why you’ll see all of those motorcycles in town on Sunday

A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois is having its 25th Annual Safety & Awareness Rally and parade this Sunday. You will probably notice hundreds of motorcycles in town. Joey talks to Bobbi Ozanic about it.

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Governor Bruce Rauner on tourism and the Illinois Turnaround.

Joey talks with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner about the upcoming Lincoln Funeral commemoration events, the Illinois Turnaround, ‘fair share’ dues and more.

Weekend Newswatch

Baltimore police and the Iran nuclear deal

Five of the six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of a man who died while in their custody have been interviews by officials, and the latest on the Iranian nuclear deal.

Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards on the City Council meeting

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 1 Alderman about last nights Springfield City Council meeting and CWLP.

Weekend Newswatch

The Central Illinois Food Bank needs your help

Krista Lisser with the Central Illinois Food Bank talks with Joey about wasy you can help the food bank through a WalMart program, and about how many people are ‘food insecure’ in Central Illinois.

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Dave Dahl with Governor Bruce Rauner

WTAX reporter Dave Dahl sat down with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner yesterday. Here is a portion of that interview.

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Senator Andy Manar with the latest on the school funding formula bill

Joey talks with State Senator Andy Manar to get the latest on reports that the bill changing the way Illinois schools are funded has little chance of passing this session.

District 186 School Board President Mike Zimmers

Joey talks with Mike Zimmers about the school board meeting last night and why the board did not pass a resolution condemning the practice, and urging lawmakers to ban what’s called “gay conversion therapy” in minors.

Recent Headlines

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How’s That Budget Coming?

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Governor's budget depends on $2.2B in pension savings which have not been introduced as a bill

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Police Instructors Say Cops Must Be Culturally Aware

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Lawmakers recognize a hot-button issue

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Senators Say Real ID Is Not a Real Good Idea

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Federal act does not gain favor with senators

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Clean Jobs Bill Examined

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Citizens Utility Board pushes bill