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District 186 School Board President

Joey talks with District 186 School Board President Mike Zimmers about last night’s school board meeting.


Presidential campaign money is spent differently in Iowa

Despite Iowa’s influence in the nations presidential nominating process, political spending there is just a sliver of overall campaign spending, and how that money is spent is also differs from the way it is spent in other places.


Deb Bonner with APL on new pets for Christmas

Joey talks with Deb Bonner with the Animal Protective League about adopting a pet for Christmas, and precautions for holiday decorations around pets.

Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

Reaction to President Obama’s Oval Office address

Joey talks with CBS Radio News Correspondent Howard Arenstein on last nights presidential address.

Weekend Newswatch

Presidential candidate timing

In a political age when a stray comment to a handful of supporters can be viewed by millions in hours, it’s not enough to just plan for a good presidential campaign.

WICS Joy of Sharing

WICS-TV’s Annual “Joy of Sharing” Drive

Leslie Cox, WICS-TV NewsChannel 20 and Fox Illinois Promotions Coordinator, talks with WTAX’s Will Stevenson about their annual Joy of Sharing collection drive going on today (December 4).

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CNET’s Brian Cooley on the Best Gadgets for the Holidays

Brian Cooley with CNET talks with WTAX’s Will Stevenson, in for Joey McLaughlin, about the best tech buys for the holidays.

Morning Newswatch

Gun Violence in America: The Latest

Gun violence is discussed on “America’s First News”

Morning Newswatch

University of Illinois Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children in Springfield

Tom Jurkovich, Executive Director of the University of Illinois Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children.


Memorial Health Systems on Holiday Stress

Trish Fehr Logsdon is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a certified alcohol and drug counselor with Memorial Counseling Associates, part of Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois, an affiliate of Memorial Health System.

Recent Headlines

10 hours ago in Local

Rauner Repeats: Budget Can Still Be Passed

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Rauner: Keep up the good work and come to a compromise, lawmakers.

10 hours ago in Local

Industry Reacts to Rauner News Conference

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs an executive order on criminal justice reform at the Sangamon County Courthouse Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner's executive order will create the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

Workers Comp? Didn't we already do that?

15 hours ago in Local

Lawmaker: Stop Telling People “Illinois Sucks”

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Lawmaker says too many people say "Illinois sucks."

15 hours ago in Local

No Appeal — Again — for Blago Corruption Convictions

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, with his wife Patti at his side, speaks to the media Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Chicago. The 55-year-old Democrat is due to report to a prison in Colorado on Thursday to begin serving a 14-year sentence, making him the second Illinois governor in a row to go to prison for corruption. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

The Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision to reject former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions.

15 hours ago in Local

SOS: No Extra Cost for Drivers License Changes

New Drivers License

The Illinois Secretary of State's office says a plan to issue driver's licenses and state identification cards in Illinois that are more secure won't require additional state funding.