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The Water Project

Lincoln Magnet School is teaching students about safe water. And you can provide water for one child, just by staying off of your phone. Teacher Ashely Wankel from Lincoln Magnet School talks with Joey about it.

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Springfield Police Chief

Joey talks with Springfield’s Police Chief Kenny Winslow about his future and the future of the police department.

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Park District Executive Director Contract Finalized

Joey talks with Springfield Park District Board President about finalizing Interim Executive Director Derek Harm’s contract.

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Child Death Rates from Car Crashes is Lower

IDOT’s Jennifer Toney talks with Joey on a new government report that says death rates for children are down because of car seats.

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Bullying in District 186

Joey McLaughlin talks with Rick Sanders Director of School Support talks about how district 186 deals with bullying.

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Are Potholes Breaking Your Car?

Joey Talks with Chad Loy with Brahler Tire and Auto Center about all of those potholes that litter the streets, and the toll they take on your car.

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Frank Edwards on the City Council Meeting

Alderman Frank Edwards joins Joey to talk about the brief hiccup before approving Chief Winslow, and the city budget.

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The Gubernatorial Debate

Joey is joined by WTAX’s Alex Degman, a panelist at the most recent gubernatorial debate, to see if there were any surprises, and if the candidates stayed civil to one another.

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Sherman Continues to Grow

Joey McLaughlin talks with Sherman Mayor Trevor Clatfelter about Sherman being a bright spot in Sangamon County when it comes to building permits.

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Falling down

With Springfield covered ina sheet of ice, Joey talks with Randy Rodomka with Memorial Express Care on falling down, and how to keep yourself safe.

Recent Headlines

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City Council Green Lights Magro’s off Stevenson Dr.

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Aldermen approved the variance on a 9-1 vote, Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner was the lone no vote.

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Eastbound Monroe St. Reduced by Capitol

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Public Works says multiple service valves have broken and they need to be repaired.

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Portions of Chatham Under Boil Order

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Residents and businesses in the area on West Walnut St. from Route 4 to College might experience low water pressure or no water pressure at all.

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Barr, Regan Agree to Sheriff’s Race Debate on WTAX Oct. 31

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The two candidates have sparred back and forth in recent weeks through press releases and, in some cases, have cancelled other debates due to perceived hostilities.