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Ward 5 Alderman Sam Cahnman on the upcoming primary

Joey talks with Ward 5 Alderman Sam Cahnman about his concern that voters don’t know they do not have to declare their party to vote in next week’s important Springfield City Primary Tuesday, February 24th.

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Morning brief – train derailment, winter storm and immigration

A federal judge has granted a request by 26 sates that would temporarily block the presidents executive action on illegal immigration, plus the latest on yet another winter storm, and the West Virginia trail derailment.

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Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce President and CEO

Joey talks with the President and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce about recent restaurant closings and the latest feedback the chamber is getting from local businesses.

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Egypt air strikes, Denmark shooting and more snow in the North East

Shootings in Denmark, more snow in the northeast, and Egypt earlier today said it launched air strikes against Islamic State targets in Libya.

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Presidential politics – a new announcement on the way?

Ohio governor John Kasich is traveling to South Carolina this week, because he is considering a run for president, and South Carolina is an early primary state seen as a key stop for republicans.

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2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition Chair Katie Spindell

Joey talks with Katie Spindell, the Chair of the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition about funding, events and what big names might be in Springfield for the events.

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Dr. Doolittle Jr. opens tonight (2-13-15) at the Hoogland Center for the Arts

Joey talks with cast members Sarah McLaughlin, Carmen Remolina, Eva Griffin, Kennedi Branson, Justin Brandon and Assistant Director Becky Bertram about Dr. Doolittle Jr. at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.

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Springfield Mayor Mike Houston on shredding decision

Joey talks to Springfield Mayor Mike Houston to get his reaction on the announcement that the city will not face charges over police document shredding.

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The President’s war powers & 60 Minutes corespondent Bob Simon dies

President Obama is asking for new powers to engage military operations against Islamic terrorists and longtime 60 minutes correspondent Bob Simon has died.

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Alderman Joe McMenamin on the Springfield City Council

Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin joins Joey to talk about the Springfield City Council meeting last night where money was budgeted for the Lincoln Funeral event.

Recent Headlines

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Extension Sought for Medical Marijuana Program

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Medical marijuana has gotten off to a slow start in Illinois, so one state lawmaker wants to push back the finish line.

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SEIU Rallies to Find Funding for Child Care Program

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The program's money is about to run out, part of the current fiscal year's budget problems.

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U of I Asks Court to Dismiss Professor’s Lawsuit

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University lawyers say Steven Salaita had no "binding contract''.

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U.S. Court Declines to Decide Illinois Benefits Issue

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A federal appeals court in Chicago has declined to resolve a contentious issue over whether Illinois' constitution strictly bars the reduction of retiree benefits.

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Deere & Co. Prepares for Largest Revenue Drop Ever

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Sales are forecast to fall 17 percent this fiscal year from 2014.