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Morning Newswatch Podcasts


Williamsville-Sherman Accommodates a Transgender Student

The student is a female identifying as a male.


Free Hearing Tests in May at Memorial Hearing Center

Get your hearing tested for free in the month of May

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Ward 7 Ald. Joe McMenamin on Rail Consolidation

Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin was the lone vote against a rail consolidation agreement the city reached with the state.


More Water Problems, Going Beyond Lead

Flint, Michigan and here in Illinois up in Galesburg aren’t the only places where there are problems with the water.


Springfield Ward 9 Alderman Jim Donelan

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 9 Alderman Jim Donelan about the city council meeting last night where one fo the main topics was rail consolidation.

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Illinois State Senator Sam McCann

Joey talks with Illinois State Senator Sam McCann about the budget, the stopgap funding for universities and if voters might lash out legislators at the poll.

Weekend Newswatch

Can the Kasich and Cruz camps stop Donald Trump?

With five more states in his back pocket, Donald Trump and his primary opponents are now focusing on next weeks primary in Indiana, which may be the last opportunity for his rivals to stop him from clinching the republican presidential nomination.


Representative Sara Wojcicki Jimenez

Joey talks with Illinois State Sara Wojcicki Jimenez about stopgap university funding, the budget and her bill that would bring state jobs to Springfield.

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What are Springfield’s “Must Visit” places

Joey talks with Gina Gemberling and Jeff Berg with Visit Springfield about a contest that wants to know the best places to visit in Springfield.

I Voted Stickers

Small states in the presidential primaries

It’s one of those presidential election years where small states are flexing political muscle late in the primary season.

Recent Headlines

5 hours 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.

11 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.

12 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.

12 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.

12 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.