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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.

Morning Newswatch

Darin LaHood on the special election for the 18th Congressional District

Joey talks with State Senator and candidate for the 18th Congressional Seat vacated by Aaron Schock, Darin LaHood about the election on Thursday. (9-10-15).


Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe on the City Council meeting

Joey talks with Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe about the Inspector General for the city of Springfield.

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Springfield District 186 School Board President Mike Zimmers

Joey talks with District 186 Board President Mike Zimmers about the number of students who didn’t get immunizations, the school transfer policy, and computers for teachers.

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The federal budget deadline is coming up

Congress has three weeks to meet a budget deadline, but conservative anger about funding for Planned Parenthood is railroading plans by GOP leaders to avoid a shutdown.

Weekend Newswatch

The United Way’s John Kelker on nonprofits and the state budget

Joey talks with President and Chief Professional Officer of United Way of Central Illinois, John Kelker about nonprofits and the state’s budget situation.


When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates?

The Federal Reserve’s decision about when to raise interest rates apparently did not get any easier with the August jobs report.

Morning Newswatch

The state of unions on labor day

Joey talks to University of Illinois Springfield Professor Donna Rogers Skowronski, and instructor, Department of Management at the College of Business and Management about the state of Unions.

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Did you get too much sun this summer?

As we arrive at the unofficial end of summer this labor day, it’s time to think about the sun exposure you have received this summer.

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.