Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

City of Springfield

Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin about the city council meeting, the money owed to the city from the state of Illinois, and current ethics cases.


Chris Hrabe on Cardinal Caravan

Joey talks with the emcee of the upcoming Cardinal Caravan Chris Hrabe. Get more information on the Cardinal Caravan here.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

President Obama and the State of the Union address

President Obama’s election two terms ago will always be an historic one, but what is most striking after his final state of the union address are the paradoxes that mark his presidency.

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Are we headed for a teacher shortage?

Joey talks with Regional Superintendent of Schools Jeff Vose about a new survey about the growing problem of teacher shortages in Illinois classrooms.


Sangamon County Circuit Clerk on passports

Joey talks with Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo on the latest offerings his office has to get your passport. If you have questions call 747-5183 or go the Sangamon County Clerk website.


The pace of the American economic recovery

If you are anxious about the American economic recovery, you are not alone and arguably, for good reason.

Jim Langfelder

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder on the city budget

Joey talks with Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder about his proposed budget for the city.


Springfield high school preview night

Joey talks with Springfield District 186 Superintendent Jennifer Gill about high school preview night coming up Tuesday.


President Obama’s gun control hurdles

As President Obama continues to try for common ground on gun control, one of the most powerful forces he has to deal with is skepticism of any new laws, even the widely supported expansion of background checks.


UIS Professor Jason Pierceson on guns

Joey talks with Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois Springfield, Jason Pierceson on President Obama’s executive actions on guns.

Recent Headlines

7 hours ago in Local

Multiple Accident Ties Up Traffic: Police Cite Driver With Medical Emergency


A multiple accident ties up traffic in Springfield during morning rush hour.

7 hours ago in Local

Home Health Care Advocates Beg Governor Rauner To Keep Overtime


Advocates of Home Health Care push for Governor Rauner to reconsider banning overtime

11 hours ago in Local

Springfield-Based Ag Manufacturer Takes Over Utah Company

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A Springfield-based agriculture products manufacturer is on the move once again to expand its portfolio.

11 hours ago in Local

Former Springfield Administrator Officially Out in Galesburg

Tammie Bolden WGIL

A former Springfield school principal and teacher is officially now out of a job at the place she left the capital for.

11 hours ago in Local

McCann: Hard to Get Leaders’ Attention

2-3-16 McCann

State Senator Sam McCann says it would be nice if he could go in and say he wants to vote right now on a budget, but that's not the reality.