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Governor Rauner and the Democrats spar over the budget impasse

Joey talks with University of Illinois Springfield Dr. Kent Redfield about the talk from the Governor and the Democrats on the budget.

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The ‘Oak Ridge Cemetery Walk’ is back

Joey talks with Mary Alice Davis, chairman of the Cemetery Walk committee and president of the Sangamon County Historical Society about the return of the Oak Ridge Cemetery Walk.


Illinois isn’t the only state with budget issues

Most states right now are benefiting from growing tax collections as the national economy continues to grow….this allows them to balance budgets in the spring largely avoiding deep cuts or tax increases.


The budget impasse is hurting public health departments

Joey talks with the President of the Illinois Public Health Association, Miriam Link-Mullison about how the budget stalemate in Illinois is hurting public health departments.


Why have we not heard from Gallup in the presidential polls?

A name that has been absent from the current presidential race is Gallup. The big polling company has been the country’s gold standard for election polling for nearly 80 years.

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University of Illinois Springfield Chancellor Susan Koch

Joey talks with University of Illinois Springfield Chancellor Susan Koch about the current financial situation at the school and the state of Illinois.


Springfield Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner

Joey talks with Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner about the CWLP rate restructure at the city council meeting last night.

Weekend Newswatch

The United States involvement in Syria

President Obama’s gamble that the U.S. could steer Syria toward a better outcome without having to intervene directly has not worked.

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District 186 School Board President Mike Zimmers

District 186 School Board President Mike Zimmers joins Joey to talk about the school board meeting and tweaks to the school transfer transfer policy.


City, Water, Light and Power Chief Doug Brown

Joey talks with the the head of City, Water, Light and Power, Doug Brown about several of the financial aspects of the utility and the ordinances pertaining to it at the city council meeting tonight.

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Local

Springfield City Council to Discuss Waste Hauling Fee Increase


The Springfield City Council may or may not consider raising garbage fees next month.

7 hours ago in Local

Dems Slate Two Candidates for Fall Election


Democrats have slated Robert Spencer of Pleasant Plains to run against Don Gray for Sangamon County Clerk, while Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo will face opposition from Donnie Killen of Springfield.

8 hours ago in Local

Redfield: Capitol Has Similar, But Different, Feeling

ILLINOIS POLITICS 7-24-15 Mike Lawrence and Kent Redfield

University of Illinois Springfield Political Science Kent Redfield says in some ways, it actually feels like lawmakers are getting toward the end of the legislative session.

8 hours ago in Local, Sports

Nunn Dismissed from U of I Basketball Team

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The University of Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.

8 hours ago in Local

Informant Suggests Drew Peterson Wants to Sell Drugs

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico if he gets out of prison.