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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Why aren’t our candidates for president talking about the national debt?

The leading presidential candidates are debating lots of issues while taking shots at each other on the campaign trail, but there is one noticeable item missing from discussions.


“Ransomware” Hits the U.S. House

As if cyber crime wasn’t bad enough, now “ransomware” attacks are hitting the U.S. House.  “America’s First News” explains.

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How to “Curb Your Car”

Joey talks with Linda Wheeland, Senior Transportation Planner at the Springfield Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission about “curbing your car.”


Memorial Medical Center on Selective Eating

Joey McLaughlin talks with Laura Walbert from Memorial Medical Center.

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Crime Stoppers offers $5,000 for tips on “Cold Case” homicides

Joey talks with Officer Mike Badger with Crime Stoppers of Sangamon and Menard Counties about a new program that offers more money for tips leading to the arrest of “cold case” murders.


Horace Mann Educator & Administrator of the year

Joey talks with the Horace Mann Educator of the year, Layne Zimmers from Lincoln Magnet School, and Administrator of the year, Kari Borders from Douglas Preparatory Academy.

City of Springfield

Ward 5 Alderman Andrew Proctor

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Andrew Proctor about city money going to a golf tournament, and the North Mansion Block proposals.


Scars from the recession linger on

The recession ended almost seven years ago, but persistent joblessness and underemployment have stuck around in the economic expansion that followed.


Illinois State Representative Tim Butler

As the legislature gets back to work today, Joey talks with Illinois State Representative Tim Butler about what might get done this week at the capitol.


Central Illinois Community Blood Center promotions

As we enter the summer season, Joey talks with Tara Matheson & Ana McFarland from the Central Illinois Community Blood Center about some specials promotions they have going on, and why you should give blood.

Recent Headlines

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“New All Time Low”


Lawmakers react to raucous finish Wednesday

17 hours ago in Local

UPDATE: Budget Plan Passes Amid GOP Outrage

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$7B unbalanced; $700M bump for schools

21 hours ago in Local

Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

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

21 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.

22 hours ago in Local

House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

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The labor arbitration bill remains dead.