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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Will Springfield Allow Older Cops?

Ward 8 Alderman Kris Theilen joins Joey to talk about his proposal to let Springfield raise the age limit on hiring cops.

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The Lincoln Tomb Re-opens.

Chris Wills from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency talks with Joey about the refurbish on the Lincoln Tomb, and it’s opening on April 1st.

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Does Your Kid have High Cholesterol?

Joey talks with pediatrician Dr. Ashish John about a new report that shows a spike in children’s cholesterol levels.

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Hy-Vee is Almost Ready to Open

Joey talks with Hy-Vee Store Director Kyle Thornsbrough and Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin on the new store that is almost ready.

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Grocery Prices Rising Faster

Dr. Dyane Ferk from UIS talks with Joey about a recent U.S.D.A report that food prices will rise faster this year than last.

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SHS is Going Legally Blonde

Some of the cast of the Springfield High School cast join Joey to talk about the show and to sing!

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Sen. Andy Manar on the Budget Address

State Senator Andy Manar from the 48th joins Joey to talk about yesterday’s budget address.

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Sen. Sam McCann on the Budget Address

State Senator Sam McCann from the 50th joins Joey to talk about yesterday’s budget address.

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Dr. Hill on the Grant Middle School workbook

Interim Supt. for District 186 Dr. Robert Hill joins Joey to talk about the Grant Middle School workbook/2nd Amendment issue. (This podcast is edited due to phone issues with Dr. Hill)

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Alderman Cory Jobe on the City Council

Joey talks with Alderman Cory Jobe to get an update on the NAPA contract and a second water supply for the city from the Springfield City council meeting.

Recent Headlines

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Springfield Based Reporter Resigns Following Rauner Complaint

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Dave McKinney was the Chicago Sun-Times' Springfield bureau chief.

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Natural Gas Prices to Hold Steady This Winter

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No wide price swings expected this winter

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Elkhart Mine Expansion Vote Delayed

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Vote to extend waste site expected in November

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City Gives Attorney Additional $25k to Defend Police Officer

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The Springfield City Council will allow a police officer facing a lawsuit to be represented by an attorney of his choice -- but not everyone is on board with it.