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Morning Newswatch Podcasts


The latest on the USA Freedom Act and the overturned ship in China

The senate has passed legislation reforming a government surveillance program that scooped up millions of our phone records, and the latest from China on that capsized ship.

Morning Newswatch

State Senator Sam McCann

Joey talks with State Senator Sam McCann about recent reports of IRS liens against some of his businesses, and about the budget situation at the Illinois State House.

Weekend Newswatch

District 186 Board President Mike Zimmers

Joey talks school budget, and last nights school board meeting with Springfield District 186 Board President Mike Zimmers.


NSA Patriot Act Surveillance Powers Temporarily Suspended

An impasse on Capitol Hill remains over government surveillance powers.

Morning Newswatch

Fallout from the Denny Hastert indictments

Joey talks with Political Scientist and former Chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, John Jackson about fallout from the Dennis Hastert indictments.

Weekend Newswatch

Steven Portnoy from CBS Radio News on NSA surveillance lapse

Joey talks with Steven Portnoy with CBS Radio News about the lapse in the Patriot Act.


Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate

The senate has voted to advance legislation that would replace the governments ability to collect bulk phone records, but provisions of the Patriot Act have expired.


The Dennis Hastert indictments

Joey get’s the latest on the Dennis Hastert indictments with Steven Portnoy with CBS Radio News in Washington.

Morning Newswatch

The importance of the ‘student concussion bill’

Joey talks with the lead athletic trainer for Memorial Medical Center’s SportsCare, Devin Spears about the concussion bill that awaits Govern Rauner’s signature.

Weekend Newswatch

Representative Tim Butler

Joey talks with Representative Tim Butler about the budget, Governor Rauner’s ‘Turnaround Agenda’, and Dennis Hastert.

Recent Headlines

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Medical Merger Looms


Illinois Hospital Association, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

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Oswego Man Challenges Kirk


"Grassroots" effort for conservative Marter

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Langfelder: Residency Requirement Ordinance Next Month

5-26-15 Langfelder

The city had a residency requirement for decades until aldermen removed it in 2000.

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SIU HealthCare Launches Online Patient Portal

SIU Health Portal

Patients of SIU HealthCare can now manage their health records online.

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Effort to Save Dick Van Dyke’s Childhood Home

Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Screening at AFI Fest at TLC Chinese Theater

Featuring: Dick Van Dyke
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 10 Nov 2013
Credit: Nikki Nelson/WENN.com

A foundation has taken possession of the boyhood home of Dick and Jerry Van Dyke, brothers who made it big in show business.