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Morning Newswatch Podcasts


Organ donor shortages continue to be a problem

Joey talks with Rachel Bounds a pre-transplant coordinator with The Alan G. Birtch, Center for Transplant Services at Memorial Medical Center about organ donations.

Aaron Hernandez murder story

Aaron Hernandez gets life without parole

One time New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd.

3-10-15 Springfield City Council

Alderman Cory Jobe on the Committee of the Whole meeting

Joey talks with Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe about abandoned buildings and the proposed minimum wage increase that was discussed at the Springfield City Council Committee of the Whole meeting last night.

Weekend Newswatch

Springfield Art Association’s ‘Roasted Hot Pots and Pork’ this weekend

Springfield Art Association Executive Director Betsy Dollar talks with Joye about the event coming up Saturday that features raku and roasted pork.


State Senator Daniel Biss on reviewing the Governors pension plan

Joey talks with Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss about his reservations with moving ahead with Governor Bruce Rauner’s pension plan.


How will police departments manage body camera data?

As more police departments around the country require their officers to wear body cameras in response to demands from the public, they are going to have to figure out how to analyze, process and store the video produced.

school board headquarters

Nicole Evans concedes election to Blake Handley in school subdistrict three

Nicole Evans concedes the school board subdustrict three seat to Blake Handley on the Morning Newswatch with Joey McLaughlin.


Abraham Lincoln – A Day of Remembrance at the ALPLM

Joey has a conversation with Chris Wills from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency about the activities surrounding the remembrance of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.


A new strain of dog flu hits Illinois

Joey talks with Franklin Coble, Owner & Medical Director of Coble Animal Hospital about a new strain of dog flu that hs hit the Chicagoland area.

Morning Newswatch

“Chick Soup for the Soul” author at Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer

Joey talk with the keynote speaker for the 2015 Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer, LeAnn Thieman. She is one of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series’ most prolific
authors. The event is coming up Friday, April 24 at the President Abraham
Lincoln Hotel. Call 217-545-2955 or register online at www.siumed.edu/cancer.

Recent Headlines

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McMenamin Not Pleased with CWLP Plan


The Springfield City Council will vote Tuesday on a rate restructuring plan for City Water Light and Power to shore up the electric fund's debt.

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Durbin: More Gun Control, Please


Dick Durbin is sounding a familiar tune.

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Peorian Selected to Replace Peorian in Illinois Senate


Chuck Weaver is the man tapped by a committee made up of Republicans to replace Darin LaHood in Springfield

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AAA: Springfield Enjoys Lowest Average Gas Prices in Illinois


The Pain at the Pump is less painful these days.

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Illinois Schools Prepare for New Rating System

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The system will grade the schools and districts much like students taking a traditional classroom test are graded.