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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch

Mayor Langfelder on the Springfield’s new microloan program

Joey talks with Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder abut partnering with microloan provider Justine Petersen.


Illinois State Senator calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty

Joey talks with University of Illinois Springfield Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Ryan Williams on new calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty in Illinois.


Numbers on the 2016 election from CBS News/New York Times poll

Joey talks with CBS News Director of Surveys Sarah Dutton on a new CBS News/NY Times poll on 2016 Republican candidates.


Will the Federal Reserve start raising interest rates soon?

A two day meeting of the Federal Reserve begins tomorrow, and it could end with the first interest rate increase in nearly a decade.

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Congressman Davis on infrastructure and the budget

Joey talks withe Congressman Rodney Davis about infrastructure funding, and coming up with a budget deal.

Weekend Newswatch

Can the government avoid a shutdown over the budget?

The government is closing in on deadlines to get the budget in order.


EU Interior Ministers debate refugee crisis

Joey talks with CBS Radio News Reporter Teri Schultz live from Brussels about a meeting of European Interior Ministers whoa re discussing the ongoing refugee crisis.


State Rep. Mark Batinick — a New Pension Idea?

The Plainfield Republican joins Alex Degman to discuss his proposal, which would allow retirees to take some of their pension earnings as a lump sum payment.

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Dr. Kerry Kruse, SIU School of Medicine’s New Dean

Kruse joins Alex Degman to talk about his new role and what he envisions for the school’s future, as well as the future of healthcare in Springfield.


Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Andrew Proctor — Panhandling

Proctor joins Alex Degman to talk about an anti-panhandling ordinance that could come before the city council as early as next Tuesday.

Recent Headlines

27 mins ago in Local

Flash Index Is More of a Glimmer

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Lowest point since December 2012

7 hours ago in Local

Langfelder: Y Block Proposals Going Online, to be Considered in Matter of Months

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It won’t be at Tuesday night’s Springfield City Council meeting, but it may not be long before aldermen formally consider the proposals submitted for what to do with the former YWCA block downtown near the Governor’s mansion.

8 hours ago in Local

Springfield School Board Approves Administrator Moves

5-2-16 Springfield Public School Board Meeting

The changes include a new principal for Springfield High School.

12 hours ago in Local

Deadline Coming for Constitutional Amendment


Graduated-tax boosters boast bipartisan support

15 hours ago in Local

Springfield Marks Tourism Week

5-2-16 Tourism Week

There are a lot of misconceptions about Springfield these days according to local tourism officials.