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It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Joey talks with Ben Silver with the President Abraham Lincoln Doubletree Hotel, where they are giving out FREE chocolate chip cookies all day.


We are getting more information on the Amtrak crash engineer

A safety system to stop speeding trains had been installed on the southbound side of the tracks, but not on the northbound side . . . the side on which the Amtrak train in Philadelphia that derailed earlier this week was on.

Morning Newswatch

Ward 4 Alderman John Fulgenzi

Joey talks with newly elected Ward 4 Alderman John Fulgenzi about mayoral appointments, Hunter Lake, and the possible CWLP veto override.

Weekend Newswatch

Paul Palazzolo on his move from County Auditor to Circuit Clerk

Joey talks with Paul Palazzolo about his move from the Sangamon county Auditor to the position of Sangamon County Circuit Clerk which takes effect at the end of the week.


The crashed Amtrak train was going twice the speed limit when it derailed

The Amtrak train involved in that fatal crash in Philadelphia was traveling 106 miles per hour in a 50 mile per hour zone when it derailed Tuesday night.

Morning Newswatch

Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Andrew Proctor

Joey talks with new Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Andrew Proctor about last nights Committee of the Whole meeting, Hunter Lake, the potential CWLP veto override and more

Weekend Newswatch

Dr. Kent Redfield on what’s next for pension reform

Joey talks with University of Illinois professor of Political Science, Dr. Kent Redfield about what is next for the pension mess in the state.


The latest on the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia

At least five people were killed when an Amtrak train derailed and crashed in Philadelphia last night.

Morning Newswatch

Springfield Ward 2 Alderman Herman Senor

Joey talks with Ward 2 Alderman Herman Senor about preparing for the city council and the appointments made by Mayor Langfelder.

Weekend Newswatch

The Horace Mann Educator and Administrator of the year

Joey talks with the Horace Mann Educator of the Year, Springfield High’s Jeff Lightfoot, and the Administrator of the Year, Butler Elementary’s Tracy Gage about the awards.

Recent Headlines

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Butterball is Ready to Help With Turkey Dinner

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If you're the type of person that "could make a TV dinner taste like radio," perhaps cooking a turkey isn't exactly in your wheelhouse.

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City Council May Do Away with Ethics Committee

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council may do away with

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Springfield Jobless Rate Drops — And More

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Springfield-area Unemployment: 5.1%

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Rauner Issues Pardons

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.

Rauner granted 10 and denied 200 clemency petitions.

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Springfield Man Convicted of Sexual Assault


Christopher Westfall was convicted in August.