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School District 186 board votes to buy more security cameras

Joey talks with District 186 School Board President Mike Zimmers about the board voting to purchase additional security cameras for Springfield middle and high schools.

Morning Newswatch

Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner on the city council meeting

Joey talks with Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner to see what action the council took last night at the city council meeting about the ‘pension perk.’

Weekend Newswatch

The Downtown Bacon Throwdown and Music Fest

Joey talks with Nick Sperry with Downtown Springfield Inc. and WTAX General Manager Charlie Ferguson about ‘The Downtown Bacon Throwdown and Music Fest’, and the Kids Zone.


Amid the controversy, Donald Trump is still polling well

Presidential candidate Donald Trump is making a solid early showing in his presidential campaign.

Morning Newswatch

More cameras and mics headed to some courts

Joey talks with Jim Grimes with the Illinois News Broadcasters Association about a pilot program that would bring cameras and mics to the 7th Judicial Circuit courtrooms.

Weekend Newswatch

Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath on the ‘vacation perk’

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath on the city council considering an ordinance to do away with a retirement perk that allows city employees to cash in all of their unused vacation time early causing a pension spike.


Bill Cosby admitted to getting drugs to give to women

The Associated Press has uncovered documents that show comedian Bill Cosby admitted obtaining Quaaludes with the idea that he would give them to women he wanted to have sex with.

Morning Newswatch

Senator Andy Manar on Governor Rauner and the budget

Joey talks with State Senator Andy Manar about the budget and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.

Weekend Newswatch

Debate begins on the confederate flag at the South Carolina Statehouse

Joey talks with Jim Krasula with CBS Radio News about lawmakers in South Carolina starting debate whether to remove the confederate flag from the Capitol grounds today.


Greek voters say ‘No’ to bailout proposal

Greek voters have turned an overwhelming thumbs down to a bailout proposal from European creditors.

Recent Headlines

12 hours ago in Local

Multiple Accident Ties Up Traffic: Police Cite Driver With Medical Emergency


A multiple accident ties up traffic in Springfield during morning rush hour.

12 hours ago in Local

Home Health Care Advocates Beg Governor Rauner To Keep Overtime


Advocates of Home Health Care push for Governor Rauner to reconsider banning overtime

17 hours ago in Local

Springfield-Based Ag Manufacturer Takes Over Utah Company

brandt fertilizer

A Springfield-based agriculture products manufacturer is on the move once again to expand its portfolio.

17 hours ago in Local

Former Springfield Administrator Officially Out in Galesburg

Tammie Bolden WGIL

A former Springfield school principal and teacher is officially now out of a job at the place she left the capital for.

17 hours ago in Local

McCann: Hard to Get Leaders’ Attention

2-3-16 McCann

State Senator Sam McCann says it would be nice if he could go in and say he wants to vote right now on a budget, but that's not the reality.