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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.

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The latest from Sochi

CBS correspondent Steve Futterman joins Joey from Sochi Russia.

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Keeping the Power Grid Safe

Professor of electrical and computer engineering form the University or Illinois, Tom Overbye joins Joey to talk about the security of the power grid.

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Snow Days Turn to Cyber Days

Joey talks with Tom Wise from Bishop Donahue High School in McMechen West Virginia about doing away with snow days for the school, and instead, having students work from home on iPads.

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St. John’s new CEO

Joey McLaughlin talks with Dr. Charles Lucore about his new gig as the CEO of St. John’s Hospital.

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Springfield Unemployment Numbers Show Decline

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Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in September

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Durbin: Sun-Times Reporter’s Departure “Worrisome”

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Republican state Sen., Jim Oberweis, right, offers to give Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, more paper after Durbin joked about only getting one page of paper for notes before their first of two televised debates prior to the Nov. 4 election Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Chicago. Oberweis, a dairy entrepreneur from Sugar Grove, has acknowledged it will take a big GOP year to unseat Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate who's represented Illinois on Capitol Hill for more than three decades.

Bruce Rauner’s campaign is being accused of bullying the Chicago Sun-Times, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says that should be a troubling sign to voters.

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Sears Announcement Doesn’t Include Springfield Stores

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Sears says it is closing more than 100 stores and laying-off more than 5,400 employees across the nation.

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Analyst: Debate for US Senate Doesn’t Reveal Much

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One more debate scheduled for next week

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Oberweis Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage

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GOP challenger to Durbin insists this is not a change