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Candidate Laubhan Retracts DUI Statements

In a conversation with Joey McLaughlin, Landon Laubhan, candidate in the Republican primary for the 96th House District seat retracts his statements about relaxing DIU laws in the state.

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2006 Tornadoes – Looking Back

It was 8 years ago today that the sun rose on the damage created by two twisters that slammed into Springfield. Joey talks with David Butt from the Sangamon County Office of Emergency Management about that day.

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Alderman Simpson on the City Council

Ward 2 Alderman Gail Simpson joins Joey to talk about the city council meeting last night, and the proposed city garage consolidation which includes a NAPA Auto Parts.

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Springfield Budget Driector

Joey talks with Springfield Budget Director Bill McCarty on the city garage consolidation and the inclusion NAPA Auto Parts.

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School Funding

Jeff Vose Sangamon County Regional Superintendent of Schools Joins Joey to talk about school funding or lack thereof.

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New Prostate Cancer Study

Urologic oncologist Dr. Shaheen Alanee from the SIU School of Medicine joins Joey to talk about a new prostate cancer study that says men under age 65 who had their prostate removed were less likely to die from their cancer than those who used a strategy called watchful waiting.

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A Kidzeum Update

The Kidzeum of Health and Science is coming to downtown Springfield. Joey gets an update on the children’s museum’s progress after a few big donations in that past few weeks, with Board President, Rachael Thompson.

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Changes Coming to the SAT

Joey talks with Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Karen Moranski at UIS on changes in the SAT.

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‘American Roots & Celtic Soul’ at the Hoogland this Weekend

Martin McCormack from Switchback joins Joey to talk about bringing Switchback’s unique sound to the Hoogland Center for the Arts this weekend.

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Blood Donations are Down in Central Illinois

Tara Matheson and Anna McFarland from the Central Illinois Community Blood Center talk with Joey about the affect the long harsh winter has had on blood donations.

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Police, Secretary of State Disable IED in Downtown Springfield

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Springfield Police say an IED found in downtown Springfield Monday night was "rendered safe."

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Beer Tickets Land State Fair Manager in Hot Water

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Bliefnick hasn't responded for comment

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On-Line Learning Could Get a Boost

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Maintaining common standards in online college coursework is the goal of a new state law

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Illinois Coal a Hot Commodity Worldwide

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Illinois coal exports have risen sharply in recent years, even as its high sulfur content limits its demand in the U.S.

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Downtown Taylorville Building Partially Collapses

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A downtown Taylorville business is closed after part of its building collapsed over the weekend.