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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch

Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs on the budget stalemate

Joey talks with Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs on how his office is dealing whith the budget stalemate.

Jim Langfelder

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder on his proposed residency requirement

Joey talks with Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder about why he will soon introduce a residency requirement for new city employees.

Weekend Newswatch

The ‘No Labels Problem Solver’ convention

The ‘No Labels’ movement in Washington is trying to create momentum about its problem solving approach by staging an event in New Hampshire in the midst of a presidential primary.

Morning Newswatch

Mammogram Mondays are back

Joey talks with registered nurse and community cancer education coordinator for Memorial Medical Center’s Regional Cancer Center, Celeste Wile on the return of Mammogram Monday in central Illinois.

U.S. capitol

The latest on who could be the Speaker of the House

Joey talks with CBS Radio News Steven Portnoy live from Capitol Hill to get the latest on Paul Ryan and others who might be Speaker of the House.

Weekend Newswatch

Crime reporting system lags behind

As law enforcement officials struggle to cope with a sudden unexplained rise in violent crime in many cities, they find themselves hampered by an outdated system for gathering national crime data that leaves them blind on such basic questions like how many murders happened last month.

Weekend Newswatch

Governor Rauner and the Democrats spar over the budget impasse

Joey talks with University of Illinois Springfield Dr. Kent Redfield about the talk from the Governor and the Democrats on the budget.

Morning Newswatch

The ‘Oak Ridge Cemetery Walk’ is back

Joey talks with Mary Alice Davis, chairman of the Cemetery Walk committee and president of the Sangamon County Historical Society about the return of the Oak Ridge Cemetery Walk.


Illinois isn’t the only state with budget issues

Most states right now are benefiting from growing tax collections as the national economy continues to grow….this allows them to balance budgets in the spring largely avoiding deep cuts or tax increases.


The budget impasse is hurting public health departments

Joey talks with the President of the Illinois Public Health Association, Miriam Link-Mullison about how the budget stalemate in Illinois is hurting public health departments.

Recent Headlines

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Springfield Micro-Lending Fund Gives $120K in 1st 2 months

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The city of Springfield’s new micro-lending program has given out a total of $120,000 in loans to small business owners…

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U of I Business Incubator has NSF Grants for Female and Minority Entrepreneurs

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The people trying to turn ideas into commerce at the University of Illinois have a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation in a program called AWARE.

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SAA Hopes to Restore Lincoln-Era Piano with Crowdfunding Help

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A crowdfunding campaign hopes to raise the final $7,500 needed to bring a possibly 180-year piano back to playable condition.

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Foul Play Not Suspected in Death of Southern Illinois Woman

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Authorities in southern Illinois say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 22-year-old Murphysboro woman whose body…

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Prosecutors: Man Eyed Targets After Brother Shot

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Investigators say a Chicago man suspected in the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old boy went looking for targets after his brother was killed during a months-long gang feud.