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Ask the Mayor Segment 4

Joey talks with Springfield Mayor Mike Houston on city issues like more allocated for city employee health care, the recent shootings in the city, the Springfield Beach House and young people getting interested in city issues.


Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health on measles

Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah joined Joey to discuss the measles in Illinois, and vaccinations.


A third deadly shooting in Springfield

Joey talks with Springfield Police Deputy Chief Dan Mounce about the three deadly shootings in Springfield in the past two weeks.


NY communter train crash & reaction to latest ISIS murder

At least 7 people have been killed, 12 other injured in a fiery crash of a New York City commuter train, and reaction from the video of a Jordanian pilot being burned to death.

Weekend Newswatch

The price of a gallon of gas surges in Springfield.

Joey talks with Bill Fleischli with the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association about the up-tick in gas prices Springfield saw yesterday.

Morning Newswatch

Ball Charter School holds mayoral forum

Joey talks with Principal Matt Fraas, Natalie McLaughlin, and Jayden Robinson from Ball Charter School about the mayoral forum held with the students yesterday.


The Presidents budget goes to Congress

President Obama has introduced a budget that calls for a trillion dollars in new tax dollars next year.

Morning Newswatch

State Senator Sam McCann on the start of session

Joey talks with State Senator Sam McCann to get his thoughts on the new legislative session that starts this week.

Weekend Newswatch

The Super Bowl, commercials and the NFL salary cap

The Seahawks prevented themselves from repeating as Super Bowl champs with a questionable decision in the final minute of the Super Bowl.


Republicans and the presidency

Congressman Paul Ryan is offering praise, but not an endorsement for fellow Wisconsinite Scott Walker.

Recent Headlines

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Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Passes Legislature


The Illinois Senate has approved a ban on therapy designed to "convert'' gay young people to heterosexuals.

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Union Legislation Would Prohibit Strike or Rauner Lockout


The House has approved a measure that changes government-employee contract negotiations just a month before the deadline for a new contract.

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Mark Hart Named Interim Springfield Fire Chief

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Springfield has an interim fire chief.

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Hastert Resigns from Wheaton College Board

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, front, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek reelection for a 12th term as he stands on the steps of the old Kendall County courthouse with, from left, his son Josh; wife Jean; and daughter-in-law Heidi, grandson Jack, in Yorkville, Ill. A newly unveiled indictment against Hastert released Thursday, May 28, 2015, accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."

The resignation was the latest fallout from a federal indictment accusing Hastert of violating banking laws.

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Rauner: No Special Session if No Agreement Reached by Sunday


Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will not call lawmakers back into session if there's no agreement on a budget by Sunday.