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Weekend Newswatch

Ken Mitchell on his “North-End Pride” book

Joey talks with Author Ken Mitchell and gets an update on his book “North-End Pride: The Story of Lanphier High School It’s People and Community” which is now in its 6th printing. Ken says he can still get one to you for Christmas. His number is 217-787-7100 or email him at ken@kenmitchellbooks.com.

Las Vegas Rally with Governor Jeb Bush at Veterans Memorial Leisure Center

Featuring: Jeb Bush
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
When: 17 Sep 2015
Credit: Judy Eddy/WENN.com

Jeb Bush changes campaign gears again

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, desperate for a bounce in the polls is making over his campaign strategy yet again.


Mayor Langfelder on getting Wi-Fi downtown

Joey talks with Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder about the city providing wireless connectivity for downtown Springfield.

school board headquarters

District 186 Board President Mike Zimmers

Joey talks with District 186 School board President Mike Zimmers about last nights school board meeting.


The Gasoline price windfall

What have you done with all of the money you have been saving on gas for you car this year?

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards for the Troops

Joey talks with Amanda Ottwell with Texas Roadhouse about Gift Cards for the Troops that is going on in conjunction with WTAX through the holidays.

Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Joey talks with the President and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Chris Hembrough on the chambers accomplishments in 2015 and goals for 2016.


Hollywood ends 2015 with a bang!

This may not go down as the greatest year for Hollywood, but 2015 is sure going out with a bang.


Christmas activities at historic sites this weekend

Joey talks with Adam Curran from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency about the luminaria at the Dana Thomas House on Sunday, and Santa at the Old State Capitol on Saturday.

Northern Cardinal (female) , sitting on a stick

The Audubon Society bird count is on!

Joey talks with the Executive Director of the Illinois Audubon Society about the annual bird count which stated last Monday.

Recent Headlines

3 hours ago in Local

Court Upholds TV Pitchman Kevin Trudeau’s 10-Year Sentence

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An appeals court in Chicago has upheld a 10-year prison term for best-selling author Kevin Trudeau.

3 hours ago in Local

Hung Jury Declared in Trial of Former Illinois Prosecutor


Judge Bob Hardwick declared a mistrial Friday evening in the trial of Curtis Lovelace.

3 hours ago in Local

Amtrak, Illinois Reach Deal to Maintain Instate Service


The deal announced Friday will maintain service through the end of the fiscal year on June 30 at a cost of $38.3 million to the state. The department paid $42 million the previous fiscal year.

14 hours ago in Local

State Museum to Reopen with Governor’s Amendatory Veto

Illinois State Museum

Rauner has amendatorily vetoed a bill lawmakers approved a few months ago that would reopen the museum and all its satellite locations.

14 hours ago in Local

Woman Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter of Child Sentenced

Cammie Kelly

Cammie Kelly is going to prison for four years.