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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Weekend Newswatch

District 186 Board President Mike Zimmers

Joey talks about the District 186 financial situation, prepping buildings for the first day of school, and the year around calendar.


We are learning more about the Chattanooga shooter

Details continue to trickle in about the life of the man who murdered 4 Marines and a Navy sailor by shooting up two military facilities last week.

Morning Newswatch

Dr. Doug Carlson on the ‘Keep Kids in School Coalition’

Joey talks with Dr. Douglas Carlson from the SIU School of Medicine on the ‘Keep Kids in School Coalition’ that is working to make sure kids in Springfield get school physicals.

Weekend Newswatch

The Chamber’s Chris Hembrough on Plae Dae Picnic

Joey talks with the President and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Chris Hembrough about the upcoming 68th annual Plae Dae Picnic.


Donald Trump refuses to apologize for comments about John McCain

Some people want presidential candidate Donald Trump to apologize for his comments about the war record of Arizona Senator and one time presidential candidate John McCain.

Weekend Newswatch

Hope Institute CEO Clint Paul on changes at the facility

Clint Paul with Hope Institute talks with Joey about changes in the next year or so to the residential program at the facility.


The Chatham Sweetcorn Festival gets underway today

Joey talks with Jay Hoffman and Chuck Hunt with the Chatham Jaycees about the 2015 Chatham Sweetcorn Festival that starts at 4:00PM today.

Morning Newswatch

Will ‘The Donald’ have money problems while running for the White House?

Donald Trump may be the richest man in the presidential race, but that doesn’t mean the republican hopeful doesn’t have money problems.


Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin on Hunter Lake

Joey talks with Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin on why the Alderman doesn’t thing the city should go forward with Hunter Lake.

Morning Newswatch

Representative Tim Butler

Joey talks with Representative Tim Butler on the budget, getting state employees paid, the Illinois State Museum, and the new Happy Hour law.

Recent Headlines

1 hour 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.

7 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.

8 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.

8 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.

8 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.