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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

The Muni

The new Springfield Muni season has been announced

Joey talks with Springfield Muni board member Michelle Eccles about he announcement of the shows coming up next year at the muni.

Paul Ryan AP

How long with the Paul Ryan honeymoon period last?

House Speaker Paul Ryan has been on the job now for a little more than three weeks and appears to have some early momentum with a couple of legislative victories in his pocket


Sara Wojcicki Jimenez on appointment to the Illinois House

Joey talks with Sara Wojcicki Jimenez about her appointment to fill the seat of Raymond Poe.


Lisa Clemmons Stott on her new job at DIS

Joey talks with the new Executive Director at Downtown Springfield Inc. Lisa Clemmons Stott about her new job.


Alderman Jim Donelan on the Ward 9 meeting

Joey talks with Ward 9 Alderman Jim Donelan about the last of the first round of ward meeting that happened over the weekend.

Weekend Newswatch

Refugee communities in America

As tens of thousands of refugees wait on the United States to decide whether or not to accept them, opponents often forget about the hundreds of refugee communities across the country that have integrated into american society.

baseball softball locker

Tina Buck on the Grand Opening of the “Buck Fastpitch Academy”

A new place to learn fastpitch softball is opening up in the area.


Ward 5 Alderman Andrew Proctor Talks About Ward Meeting

Will Stevenson, filling in for Joey McLaughlin, talks to Ward 5 Ald. Andrew Proctor about his ward meeting Thursday night.

Japan Gettysburg Address

Students from Japan Recite the Gettysburg Address

For the 13th time in Springfield, a group of students from our sister city — Ashikaga, Japan — recited the Gettysburg Address at the Old State Capitol.

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The 2015 Festival of Trees opens Saturday

Joey talks with the event manager for the Memorial Medical Center Foundation, which organizes the annual Memorial’s Festival of Trees, Amanda Johnson about this years event.

Recent Headlines

4 hours ago in Local

Dems Slate Two Candidates for Fall Election


Democrats have slated Robert Spencer of Pleasant Plains to run against Don Gray for Sangamon County Clerk, while Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo will face opposition from Donnie Killen of Springfield.

4 hours ago in Local

Redfield: Capitol Has Similar, But Different, Feeling

ILLINOIS POLITICS 7-24-15 Mike Lawrence and Kent Redfield

University of Illinois Springfield Political Science Kent Redfield says in some ways, it actually feels like lawmakers are getting toward the end of the legislative session.

4 hours ago in Local, Sports

Nunn Dismissed from U of I Basketball Team

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The University of Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.

4 hours ago in Local

Informant Suggests Drew Peterson Wants to Sell Drugs

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico if he gets out of prison.

4 hours ago in Local

Two Die in Separate ATV Accidents


Illinois State Police say an 11-year-old has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in eastern Illinois' Clark County.