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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Weekend Newswatch

Baltimore police and the Iran nuclear deal

Five of the six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of a man who died while in their custody have been interviews by officials, and the latest on the Iranian nuclear deal.

Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards on the City Council meeting

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 1 Alderman about last nights Springfield City Council meeting and CWLP.

Weekend Newswatch

The Central Illinois Food Bank needs your help

Krista Lisser with the Central Illinois Food Bank talks with Joey about wasy you can help the food bank through a WalMart program, and about how many people are ‘food insecure’ in Central Illinois.


Dave Dahl with Governor Bruce Rauner

WTAX reporter Dave Dahl sat down with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner yesterday. Here is a portion of that interview.


Senator Andy Manar with the latest on the school funding formula bill

Joey talks with State Senator Andy Manar to get the latest on reports that the bill changing the way Illinois schools are funded has little chance of passing this session.

District 186 School Board President Mike Zimmers

Joey talks with Mike Zimmers about the school board meeting last night and why the board did not pass a resolution condemning the practice, and urging lawmakers to ban what’s called “gay conversion therapy” in minors.

Morning Newswatch

What caused the immigrant trafficking ship to capsize?

Initial reports were that the fishing boat that sank over the weekend causing some 700 migrants from Libya to drown, capsized when passengers rushed to one side of the vessel to see a cargo ship that had come to help…but there is another story being told.

Weekend Newswatch

Chris Hembrough from the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Joey talks with the President and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Chris Hembrough about the municipal elections and the upcoming ‘Business Connections.’ event.


Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter

Joey talks with Sherman Mayor Trevor Caltfelter about his reelection and his agenda for the this term, and about some community events coming up in the village.

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The Boston Marathon, two years after the bombing

Joey talks with Heather Bosch form CBS Radio News from the start of the Boston Marathon.

Recent Headlines

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Springfield City Council Waits to Establish Drone Policy

SCC Drones

The Springfield City Council is apparently willing to wait a little while for further regulations from higher powers in government on drones.

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Rauner Stands by Refugee Stance

syrian refugees

Gov. Bruce Rauner is defending his stance on temporarily stopping Syrian refugees from coming into Illinois, but doesn't explain why he believes he has the authority to do so.

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Morton, Illinois — Pumpkin Capital of the U.S.

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When you enjoy your Thanksgiving dessert, take a moment to think about Morton, a village between Peoria and Bloomington.

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Springfield Police Investigate Early Tuesday Shooting


Police are continuing to investigate a shooting early Tuesday morning that left one man injured.

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Somewhat Quiet Night in Chicago Following Police Shooting Video Release

Jason Van Dyke

Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honor pleas for restraint.