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Businessman holding empty pockets

A top issues with young voters is college debt

Faced with mounting debt, young people often site the cost of college and the enormous amount of student loans needed to cover the tab as one of their most important issues in the presidential race.


Congressman Darin LaHood on the SOTU

Joey talks with Congressman Darin LaHood to get his thoughts on the President’s State of the Union address.

City of Springfield

Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin about the city council meeting, the money owed to the city from the state of Illinois, and current ethics cases.


Chris Hrabe on Cardinal Caravan

Joey talks with the emcee of the upcoming Cardinal Caravan Chris Hrabe. Get more information on the Cardinal Caravan here.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

President Obama and the State of the Union address

President Obama’s election two terms ago will always be an historic one, but what is most striking after his final state of the union address are the paradoxes that mark his presidency.

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Are we headed for a teacher shortage?

Joey talks with Regional Superintendent of Schools Jeff Vose about a new survey about the growing problem of teacher shortages in Illinois classrooms.


Sangamon County Circuit Clerk on passports

Joey talks with Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo on the latest offerings his office has to get your passport. If you have questions call 747-5183 or go the Sangamon County Clerk website.


The pace of the American economic recovery

If you are anxious about the American economic recovery, you are not alone and arguably, for good reason.

Jim Langfelder

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder on the city budget

Joey talks with Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder about his proposed budget for the city.


Springfield high school preview night

Joey talks with Springfield District 186 Superintendent Jennifer Gill about high school preview night coming up Tuesday.

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Lawmakers react to raucous finish Wednesday

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UPDATE: Budget Plan Passes Amid GOP Outrage

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$7B unbalanced; $700M bump for schools

19 hours ago in Local

Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

Butler Elementary School

Butler Elementary School is back to normal after a bomb threat caused it to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday.

19 hours ago in Local

AP NewsBreak: Rauner Board Asked Builders to Lobby Lawmakers

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.

Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency managing state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.

20 hours ago in Local

House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

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The labor arbitration bill remains dead.