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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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5.5 Million in School Cuts Approved

District 186 Board Vice President Adam Lopez joins Joey to talk about school budget cuts

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Ask the Mayor Pt. 2

Mayor Mike Houston joins Joey the first Wednesday of every month for Ask the Mayor.

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Ask the Mayor Pt. 1

Mayor Mike Houston joins Joey the first Wednesday of every month for Ask the Mayor. Segment one start with the Mayor talking about the vote on the Hunter Lake ordinance.

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State Senator Andy Manar on Fairgrounds Repair

Joey McLaughlin talks with State Senator Andy Manar about legislation to use private funds to improve the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

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Meet the New Henson Robinson Zoo Director

The Springfield Park District made Jackie Peeler, the permanent director of the Henson Robinson Zoo. She Chats with Joey about the future of the zoo.

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Bob Murray Scholarship

Illinois News Broadcasters Association President Sue Stevens visit with Joey McLaughlin about the Bob Murray Scholarship the organization will be awarding this spring.

Recent Headlines

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IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

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The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.

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Quinn Signs Millionaire Tax Referendum

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Voters will be able to weigh in on a proposed tax on millionaires this November.

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Coming Soon: Medical Pot

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Those interested in growing and selling marijuana for medicinal purposes in Illinois should be able to apply soon

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Lawsuit Against Quinn Back in Court in October

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A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before the election.

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School and Health Officials Pushing Free Immunizations

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It is an effort to ensure Springfield School District students can start the school year out on the right foot