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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Weekend Newswatch

It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Joey talks with Ben Silver with the President Abraham Lincoln Doubletree Hotel, where they are giving out FREE chocolate chip cookies all day.

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We are getting more information on the Amtrak crash engineer

A safety system to stop speeding trains had been installed on the southbound side of the tracks, but not on the northbound side . . . the side on which the Amtrak train in Philadelphia that derailed earlier this week was on.

Morning Newswatch

Ward 4 Alderman John Fulgenzi

Joey talks with newly elected Ward 4 Alderman John Fulgenzi about mayoral appointments, Hunter Lake, and the possible CWLP veto override.

Weekend Newswatch

Paul Palazzolo on his move from County Auditor to Circuit Clerk

Joey talks with Paul Palazzolo about his move from the Sangamon county Auditor to the position of Sangamon County Circuit Clerk which takes effect at the end of the week.

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The crashed Amtrak train was going twice the speed limit when it derailed

The Amtrak train involved in that fatal crash in Philadelphia was traveling 106 miles per hour in a 50 mile per hour zone when it derailed Tuesday night.

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Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Andrew Proctor

Joey talks with new Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Andrew Proctor about last nights Committee of the Whole meeting, Hunter Lake, the potential CWLP veto override and more

Weekend Newswatch

Dr. Kent Redfield on what’s next for pension reform

Joey talks with University of Illinois professor of Political Science, Dr. Kent Redfield about what is next for the pension mess in the state.

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The latest on the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia

At least five people were killed when an Amtrak train derailed and crashed in Philadelphia last night.

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Springfield Ward 2 Alderman Herman Senor

Joey talks with Ward 2 Alderman Herman Senor about preparing for the city council and the appointments made by Mayor Langfelder.

Weekend Newswatch

The Horace Mann Educator and Administrator of the year

Joey talks with the Horace Mann Educator of the Year, Springfield High’s Jeff Lightfoot, and the Administrator of the Year, Butler Elementary’s Tracy Gage about the awards.

Recent Headlines

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Friday Hearing in Schock Case Cancelled

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A judge has canceled a Friday hearing on former Congressman Aaron Schock's cooperation with a federal investigation.

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Judge: Salaita Can Amend Lawsuit Against U of I

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Steven Salaita can amend his lawsuit to include the previously dismissed claim that administrators deleted emails pertinent to the case.

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Protest Over GMO Labeling at Sen. Durbin’s Office

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A small protest outside U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s Chicago office asked for him to vote against a bill which would prevent states from making the labeling of genetically modified foods mandatory.

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Rauner Vetoes Bill For Better Police, Fire Pensions

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Rauner says public -- not city councils -- should decide.

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Springfield Unemployment Down, but “Skills Gap” Remains

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4.9% unemployment, but skills gap still a concern.