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Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath on the ‘vacation perk’

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath on the city council considering an ordinance to do away with a retirement perk that allows city employees to cash in all of their unused vacation time early causing a pension spike.


Bill Cosby admitted to getting drugs to give to women

The Associated Press has uncovered documents that show comedian Bill Cosby admitted obtaining Quaaludes with the idea that he would give them to women he wanted to have sex with.

Morning Newswatch

Senator Andy Manar on Governor Rauner and the budget

Joey talks with State Senator Andy Manar about the budget and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.

Weekend Newswatch

Debate begins on the confederate flag at the South Carolina Statehouse

Joey talks with Jim Krasula with CBS Radio News about lawmakers in South Carolina starting debate whether to remove the confederate flag from the Capitol grounds today.


Greek voters say ‘No’ to bailout proposal

Greek voters have turned an overwhelming thumbs down to a bailout proposal from European creditors.


Are you ready for ‘Thunder on the Lake’ this weekend?

Joey talks with Ray Rodda, the announcer and Communication’s Director for the US Title Series boats that will be racing this weekend on Lake Springfield.

Morning Newswatch

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ this holiday weekend

Joey talks with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Alcohol Program Coordinator, Shannon Alderman about putting on that seat belt this weekend, and making alternate driving arrangements if you’re going to be behind the wheel.

Weekend Newswatch

How will embassies improve the Illinois/Cuba relationship

Joey talks with Adam Nielsen with the Illinois Farm Bureau which is a founding member of the Illinois Cuba Working group about how the U.S. and Cuba establishing embassies in each others countries will improve relations between the state and Cuba.


Despite the controversy, Donald Trump is polling well

Presidential candidate Donald Trump may be catching heat for comments during his campaign launch speech over his comments about Mexican immigrants, but that hasn’t stopped his momentum.

Morning Newswatch

What exactly is community policing?

Joey talks with University of Illinois Springfield Associate Professor of criminal justice at Dr. Ryan Williams about what exactly community policing is, and how to do it.

Recent Headlines

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Police Investigate Shots Fired at Home


Damage reported to a home.

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Springfield Attorney Becomes Judge


It's now Judge Jennifer Ascher.

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Zopp Wants Chicago Police Superintendent to Resign


U.S. Senate hopeful Andrea Zopp says Chicago Police superintendent Garry McCarthy should step down.

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Judge to State: Pay Insurance for Home Health Care Workers


SEIU Healthcare Illinois took legal action against Gov. Bruce Rauner and Comptroller Leslie Munger earlier this month to force the payments.