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Senate leader Mitch McConnell introduces a stopgap spending bill

As the days dwindle down to a precious few–September 30th marks the end of the government’s fiscal year–Senate Leader Mitch McConnell today introduces a stopgap spending bill with no attachments. Joey talks with CBS News Congressional Correspondent Steven Portnoy about it.


Downtown Springfield Rotary kicks off citrus sale

Joey talks with Rotarian Chuck Hunt with the Downtown Springfield Rotary about the citrus sale which starts today.

Congressman John Boehner,

Shock from the resignation of Speaker Boehner still reverberating

As the dust settles following the departure of Pope Francis, focus will again return to Washington today where the shock of the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner is still reverberating.


The Route 66 Mother Road Festival hits town today

Joey talks with the President of the Route 66 Festival Board of Directors, Kim Rosendahl about the festival that kicks off today in Springfield.


Dealing with a medical misdiagnosis

A study released this week says most Americans will get a wrong or late diagnosis at least once in their life. Joey talks with Dr. Harald Lausen, Chief Medical Officer for SIU HealthCare about it.

Pope Francis arrives for his Weekly General Audience at Paul VI Hall

Featuring: Pope Francis
Where: Rome, Italy
When: 19 Aug 2015
Credit: IPA/WENN.com

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The Pope continues his U.S. tour in New York

Yesterday, Pope Francis wrapped up the first leg of his trip to the United States in Washington D.C.

Weekend Newswatch

Congressman Darin LaHood on the Papal address

Joey talks with Congressman Darin LaHood about settling in his Washington offices, and the address from Pope Francis.

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The Pope addresses Congress today

Fresh off a meeting with president Obama, Pope Francis heads to capitol hill today.


Kidzeum of Health and Science Board President, Rachael Thomson

Joey talks with the Kidzeum of Health and Science Broad of Directors President Rachael Thomson,about the extra TIF money that Springfield City Council approved last night.


Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin about TIF funding and the Kidzeum of Health and Science.

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Local

Budget Plan Proposed, Includes $700M Bump for Schools

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Illinois public schools would receive a $700 million increase to battle poverty under a budget plan proposed by the House majority leader.

5 hours ago in Local

Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

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Butler Elementary School is back to normal after a bomb threat caused it to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday.

5 hours ago in Local

AP NewsBreak: Rauner Board Asked Builders to Lobby Lawmakers

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency managing state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.

6 hours ago in Local

House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

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The labor arbitration bill remains dead.

6 hours ago in Local

Another Leaders Meeting, Optimism Dissolving


The last days of session are a flurry of activity, if not progress.