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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Jim Langfelder

Ask the Mayor with Jim Langfelder – Part 4

Joey talks with Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder about his appointments, City Water Light and Power, Schools and more.

Weekend Newswatch

The 54th International Carillon Festival starts today

Joey talks with the Director of Recreation for the Springfield Park District, Lynn Saputo about the 54th International Carillon Festival that starts today in Washington Park.


The latest on the USA Freedom Act and the overturned ship in China

The senate has passed legislation reforming a government surveillance program that scooped up millions of our phone records, and the latest from China on that capsized ship.

Morning Newswatch

State Senator Sam McCann

Joey talks with State Senator Sam McCann about recent reports of IRS liens against some of his businesses, and about the budget situation at the Illinois State House.

Weekend Newswatch

District 186 Board President Mike Zimmers

Joey talks school budget, and last nights school board meeting with Springfield District 186 Board President Mike Zimmers.


NSA Patriot Act Surveillance Powers Temporarily Suspended

An impasse on Capitol Hill remains over government surveillance powers.

Morning Newswatch

Fallout from the Denny Hastert indictments

Joey talks with Political Scientist and former Chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, John Jackson about fallout from the Dennis Hastert indictments.

Weekend Newswatch

Steven Portnoy from CBS Radio News on NSA surveillance lapse

Joey talks with Steven Portnoy with CBS Radio News about the lapse in the Patriot Act.


Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate

The senate has voted to advance legislation that would replace the governments ability to collect bulk phone records, but provisions of the Patriot Act have expired.


The Dennis Hastert indictments

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

Recent Headlines

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St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

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Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.

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Judge Approves Place for Mel Reynolds to Stay While on Bond

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Former U.S. Congressman claims race is a factor in the case.

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Work on Illinois State Fair Venues Ramps Up

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Governor says fair will go on in spite of budget impasse, but some vendors may be paid late.

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Lincoln’s Relationship with Jewish People Theme of New ALPLM Exhibit

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A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum focuses on what was termed, at the time, another minority group.

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William Kelly is Back — Bashing Sen. Mark Kirk


Going beyond criticizing Kirk’s comments and policies, William Kelly talked about Kirk’s physical condition since he suffered a stroke in 2012.