Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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The Dennis Hastert indictments

Joey get’s the latest on the Dennis Hastert indictments with Steven Portnoy with CBS Radio News in Washington.

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The importance of the ‘student concussion bill’

Joey talks with the lead athletic trainer for Memorial Medical Center’s SportsCare, Devin Spears about the concussion bill that awaits Govern Rauner’s signature.

Weekend Newswatch

Representative Tim Butler

Joey talks with Representative Tim Butler about the budget, Governor Rauner’s ‘Turnaround Agenda’, and Dennis Hastert.

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How did FIFA get into trouble?

How did soccer’s international governing body, FIFA, get caught up in such controversy this week?

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Dr. Kent Redfield on the budget and the ‘Turnaround Agenda’

Joey talks with Dr. Kent Redfield, professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Springfield on the budget, and the Governor’s ‘Turnaround Agenda’.

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The latest on the FIFA scandal

Members of soccer’s international governing body were for sale.

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State Senator Andy Manar on the budget

Joey talks with State Senator Andy Manar on progress on the budget the Democrats have advanced that has about a $3 billion shortfall.

Weekend Newswatch

Springfield Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe

Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe joins Joey to discuss mayoral appointments, liquor license abstentions and the Stanford extension project.

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Houston begins to assess damage from devastating floods

Houston, the nations fourth largest city is assessing damage this morning after flooding killed at least five people, wrecked thousands of structures and left motorists stranded on flooded roads.

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New City, Water Light and Power chief, Doug Brown

Joey talks with the new head of City, Water Light and Power, Doug Brown about the PILOT program, and a new water source for the city.

Recent Headlines

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Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Passes Legislature

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The Illinois Senate has approved a ban on therapy designed to "convert'' gay young people to heterosexuals.

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Union Legislation Would Prohibit Strike or Rauner Lockout

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The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.

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Mark Hart Named Interim Springfield Fire Chief

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Springfield has an interim fire chief.

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Hastert Resigns from Wheaton College Board

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

The resignation was the latest fallout from a federal indictment accusing Hastert of violating banking laws.

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Rauner: No Special Session if No Agreement Reached by Sunday

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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.