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Morning Newswatch Podcasts


EU Interior Ministers debate refugee crisis

Joey talks with CBS Radio News Reporter Teri Schultz live from Brussels about a meeting of European Interior Ministers whoa re discussing the ongoing refugee crisis.


State Rep. Mark Batinick — a New Pension Idea?

The Plainfield Republican joins Alex Degman to discuss his proposal, which would allow retirees to take some of their pension earnings as a lump sum payment.

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Dr. Kerry Kruse, SIU School of Medicine’s New Dean

Kruse joins Alex Degman to talk about his new role and what he envisions for the school’s future, as well as the future of healthcare in Springfield.


Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Andrew Proctor — Panhandling

Proctor joins Alex Degman to talk about an anti-panhandling ordinance that could come before the city council as early as next Tuesday.

Weekend Newswatch

Rob Mellon on the special election for the 18th Congressional District

Joey talks with the Democrat candidate for the 18th Congressional District seat vacated by Aaron Schock.


Strained community relations with police departments

Some relationships between some police and communities are frayed right now.

Morning Newswatch

Darin LaHood on the special election for the 18th Congressional District

Joey talks with State Senator and candidate for the 18th Congressional Seat vacated by Aaron Schock, Darin LaHood about the election on Thursday. (9-10-15).


Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe on the City Council meeting

Joey talks with Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe about the Inspector General for the city of Springfield.

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Springfield District 186 School Board President Mike Zimmers

Joey talks with District 186 Board President Mike Zimmers about the number of students who didn’t get immunizations, the school transfer policy, and computers for teachers.

U.S. capitol

The federal budget deadline is coming up

Congress has three weeks to meet a budget deadline, but conservative anger about funding for Planned Parenthood is railroading plans by GOP leaders to avoid a shutdown.

Recent Headlines

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100 Days In… Still No Budget Progress


To say Governor Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats are at an impasse is an understatement.

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Rauner Appoints Jacksonville Businessman to Lead IHPA

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

Jim Bruner is known for his business acumen, having led United Contractors Midwest since 2001.

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Amtrak to Suspend Chicago to St. Louis Service Oct. 17 – 31


The work was scheduled for later in the month to avoid disrupting travel during the NLDS between the Cardinals and Cubs.

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American Business Club of Springfield Waiting for State Fair Money

State Fair Vendor

Owed thousands by the state, one of the Illinois State Fair vendors is giving money away anyway.

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St. John’s, Memorial Hospitals Help Enos Park

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Springfield's two hospitals are on the first step of a three-year joint initiative that for now will help provide better access to health care in the Enos Park neighborhood.