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Weekend Newswatch

District 186 Board President Mike Zimmers

Joey talks with Springfield District 186 School Board President about the meeting last night, career and technical education and the AVID program.

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Oil prices continue to bring down prices at the pump

For the second time in recent weeks, oil prices have matched low prices of 6 years ago. Will that trend continue?

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Darin LaHood on his run for the 18th Congressional Seat

Joey checks in with State Senator Darin Lahood on his run for the seat vacated by Aaron Schock in the 18th Congressional District.

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The latest from the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Joey talks with the President and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce about the business climate, and the upcoming “Meet the Entrepreneurs” event.

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A look at presidential candidate weakness

Every candidate has an Achilles heel, but is’s not always one that gets a lot of attention.

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Downtown Springfield Inc. unveils a new plan to curb panhandling

Joey talks with the Executive Director of Downtown Springfield Inc.(DSI), Victoria Ringer, about a new plan DSI has to help curb panhandling downtown.

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“Jane Eyre: The Musical” opens tonight at Theater in the Park

Joey talks with Marlee Roate (Adult Jane Eyre), Natalie McLaughlin (Young Jane Eyre) and the Executive Director of Theater in the Park, Kari Catton about the opening of “Jane Eyre: The Musical”

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Drone use in the United States is growing

The use of drones is sharply on the rise in the U.S.

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Rob Mellon on the race for the 18th Congressional District

Joey talks with Rob Mellon as election day for the 18th congressional District special election nears.

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Tips on healthy eating at the Illinois State Fair

Joey talks with the diabetes program coordinator for the Memorial Weight Los and Wellness Center, Kathy Levin about trying to eat healthy while at the fair.

Recent Headlines

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Springfield Unemployment Down, but “Skills Gap” Remains

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4.9% unemployment, but skills gap still a concern.

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Governor Signs Law Forming Springfield High-Speed Rail Commission

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Governor Bruce Rauner has signed into law the formation of a commission that will oversee the transition to the 10th Street Rail Corridor in Springfield.

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Springfield HyVee Evacuated After Small Fire

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A small fire evacuated the Springfield HyVee for a couple of hours Thursday afternoon.

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Budget Expert Paid $165k Leaves Illinois Without Spending Plan

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

The contract of a budget expert tapped by Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to expire without a state budget in place.