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Morning Newswatch

Nicole Evans candidate for 186 sub-district 3, on being 12 votes down

Blake Handley won District 186 Sub-district 3 with the counts as of election night, there there are only 12 votes separating him and Nicole Evans. Joey talks with Nicole about her plans for the race.

Weekend Newswatch

“Our American Cousin” Opens this weekend at the Hoogland

Lora Beavers, Keith Wilson and director Pam Brown join Joey to talk about “Our American Cousin” which opens tonight at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.


Dash cam video of that South Carolina police shooting has been released

Joey talks with Steve Futterman with CBS Radio News about what we know now that dash cam video has been released in that police shooting in South Carolina.

Morning Newswatch

School Board member Adam Lopez on his run for Congress

Joey talks with Adam Lopez who has announce he wants to become the Democratic nominee in the upcoming special election to fill the seat vacated by former Congressman Aaron Schock.

Weekend Newswatch

What will happen to The Autism Program (TAP)?

Joey talks with Mark Schmidt spokesperson for The Autism Program (TAP) about what will happen to the families served by the program now that Governor Rauner has suspended fundeing for the rest of this fiscal year and plans to eliminate $4.3 million dollars for TAP for next year.


The next step in the Boston Marathon bombing trial

A guilty verdict has been returned on all 30 counts in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.

Morning Newswatch

Jim Langfelder on his win for Mayor of Springfield

Joey talks with the newly elected Mayor of Springfield Jim Langfelder about his win.

Weekend Newswatch

Ralph Hanauer on his election win

Ralph Hanauer defeated Phil Chiles in ward 10 last night. Joey along with Ben Yount from Illinois Watchdog, and Ray Lytle from afternoons here on WTAX talked about his win on election night.


Chuck Redpath on last night’s election

Chuck Redpath joined Joey McLaughlin, Ray Lytle and Ben Yount from Illinois Watchdog after his win and election to the City Council.

Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray on election day

Joey chats with Sangamon County Clerk about any issues voters might have, and how to remedy them on this election day.

Recent Headlines

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Opponents Upset Chief Illiniwek Merchandise Still Available Online

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Assistant Athletic Director Marty Kaufmann says the items are available because there wasn't "any edict to wipe all history or tradition from our books."

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Lisa Madigan Calls for More Compassion Towards Victims of Sex Crimes

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The state's Attorney General says a shift in attitude toward victims of rape, sexual assault, and other such crimes will lead toward more of these crimes being reported.

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Arrest Made in the Murder of a Former Pleasant Plains Woman

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One suspect is in jail and another is being sought in the murder of a former Springfield area woman.

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Alleged Improprieties Force Out Two Parole Board Members

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Two members of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board have been removed in the wake of published reports of erroneous filings with the state and the federal government.

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Rauner Addresses Concerns of State’s University Presidents


The Governor was in Urbana Friday to address the concerns of nine presidents over universities in Illinois.