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Morning Newswatch Podcasts


Author of a news book on Blagojevich speaks tonight at the ALPLM

Joey talks with Bernard Sieracki, the author of “A Just Cause: The Impeachment and Removal of Governor Rod Blagojevich” about his new book and his speaking engagement tonight at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Morning Newswatch

The Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Educaiton

Joey talks with the University of Illinois Student Body President Mitch Dickey about the the Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education’s news conference yesterday at the Statehouse.

Weekend Newswatch

Does Bernie Sanders have the support he needs in Iowa?

As the race for the Democratic presidential nomination tightens in Iowa, there are questions about whether the support for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is disproportionately concentrated around the state.

City of Springfield

Ward 10 Alderman Ralph Hanauer

Joey talks with Ward 10 Alderman Ralph Hanauer about the city council meeting, what the state owes CWLP, and gets the latest on the “Y” Block.

school board headquarters

District 186 School Board President Mike Zimmers

Joey talks with Springfield School District Board President Mike Zimmers about last nights school board meeting, TIF districts and the City Tournament.


Presidential candidates solutions to problems

Which presidential candidate is best at offering simple solutions to complex problems?


The Springfield Park District wants input on master plan

Joey talks with the Executive Director of the Springfield Park District Derek Harms about the first meeting on public input for the Park Districts master plan.

Morning Newswatch

The Senate is considering new refugee screening proceedures

Joey talks with CBS News Congressional Correspondent Steven Portnoy about the U.S. Senate considering new rigorous screening procedures for refugees, specifically from Iraq and Syria.

Weekend Newswatch

Millennials feel slighted by presidential candidates

A new poll finds that while millennial voters, ages 18-34, make up 36% of all elligible voters, a whopping 85% of them feel ignored by the presidential candidates


The Governor proclaims today a day of service in Illinois

Joey talks with the Executive Director of Serve Illinois, Scott McFarland about making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day of service.

Recent Headlines

6 hours ago in Local

Public Not Allowed at Obama Speech — But Will Be Broadcast Live on WTAX

President Barack Obama signs the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 bill into law in the Oval Office of the White House. With President Obama are from left: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).

Where: DC, United States
When: 12 May 2009
Credit: WENN

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

6 hours ago in Local

State Museum Prepared to Re-Open — If Lawmakers Allow It

2-8-16 Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum can open once again. But State Department of Natural Resources head Wayne Rosenthal says not yet.

6 hours ago in Local

Davis Proposes FAA, Air Traffic Control Operations Changes

2-8-16 Davis

Davis and and a Democratic Congressman are proposing that that Air Traffic Control operations be run by a not-for-profit entity.

6 hours ago in Local

Report: Police Program Helped Man Who Prostituted Teen


A newspaper report says a man who's serving 15 years in prison for running an underage prostitution operation did so out of an apartment obtained with the help of the Peoria Police Department.

7 hours ago in Local

Democrats Vying for US Senate Talk Up Experience, Background

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The Democrats running for U.S. Senate are working to distinguish themselves from their rivals as they meet for the first time this election season.