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Morning Newswatch Podcasts


Numbers on the 2016 election from CBS News/New York Times poll

Joey talks with CBS News Director of Surveys Sarah Dutton on a new CBS News/NY Times poll on 2016 Republican candidates.


Will the Federal Reserve start raising interest rates soon?

A two day meeting of the Federal Reserve begins tomorrow, and it could end with the first interest rate increase in nearly a decade.

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Congressman Davis on infrastructure and the budget

Joey talks withe Congressman Rodney Davis about infrastructure funding, and coming up with a budget deal.

Weekend Newswatch

Can the government avoid a shutdown over the budget?

The government is closing in on deadlines to get the budget in order.


EU Interior Ministers debate refugee crisis

Joey talks with CBS Radio News Reporter Teri Schultz live from Brussels about a meeting of European Interior Ministers whoa re discussing the ongoing refugee crisis.


State Rep. Mark Batinick — a New Pension Idea?

The Plainfield Republican joins Alex Degman to discuss his proposal, which would allow retirees to take some of their pension earnings as a lump sum payment.

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Dr. Kerry Kruse, SIU School of Medicine’s New Dean

Kruse joins Alex Degman to talk about his new role and what he envisions for the school’s future, as well as the future of healthcare in Springfield.


Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Andrew Proctor — Panhandling

Proctor joins Alex Degman to talk about an anti-panhandling ordinance that could come before the city council as early as next Tuesday.

Weekend Newswatch

Rob Mellon on the special election for the 18th Congressional District

Joey talks with the Democrat candidate for the 18th Congressional District seat vacated by Aaron Schock.


Strained community relations with police departments

Some relationships between some police and communities are frayed right now.

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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

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If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council may do away with

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.