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Candidate Laubhan Retracts DUI Statements

In a conversation with Joey McLaughlin, Landon Laubhan, candidate in the Republican primary for the 96th House District seat retracts his statements about relaxing DIU laws in the state.

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2006 Tornadoes – Looking Back

It was 8 years ago today that the sun rose on the damage created by two twisters that slammed into Springfield. Joey talks with David Butt from the Sangamon County Office of Emergency Management about that day.

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Alderman Simpson on the City Council

Ward 2 Alderman Gail Simpson joins Joey to talk about the city council meeting last night, and the proposed city garage consolidation which includes a NAPA Auto Parts.

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Springfield Budget Driector

Joey talks with Springfield Budget Director Bill McCarty on the city garage consolidation and the inclusion NAPA Auto Parts.

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School Funding

Jeff Vose Sangamon County Regional Superintendent of Schools Joins Joey to talk about school funding or lack thereof.

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New Prostate Cancer Study

Urologic oncologist Dr. Shaheen Alanee from the SIU School of Medicine joins Joey to talk about a new prostate cancer study that says men under age 65 who had their prostate removed were less likely to die from their cancer than those who used a strategy called watchful waiting.

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A Kidzeum Update

The Kidzeum of Health and Science is coming to downtown Springfield. Joey gets an update on the children’s museum’s progress after a few big donations in that past few weeks, with Board President, Rachael Thompson.

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Changes Coming to the SAT

Joey talks with Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Karen Moranski at UIS on changes in the SAT.

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‘American Roots & Celtic Soul’ at the Hoogland this Weekend

Martin McCormack from Switchback joins Joey to talk about bringing Switchback’s unique sound to the Hoogland Center for the Arts this weekend.

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Blood Donations are Down in Central Illinois

Tara Matheson and Anna McFarland from the Central Illinois Community Blood Center talk with Joey about the affect the long harsh winter has had on blood donations.

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Illinois Threatends to Withhold Funds if School Districts Don’t Test

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Chicago Public Schools have already declined to offer the PARCC assessment tests.

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Springfield Teen Taken Charged in Tuttle Murder

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A 16 year old Springfield youth has been charged with First Degree Murder in Tuttle's death.

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Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

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The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.

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Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Could Be Economic Boon

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As Springfield prepares for the re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln's funeral in May, officials say the 150th anniversary could be an economic windfall for the city.

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Suspect in Wednesday Shooting Arrested

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Springfield Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a non-fatal shooting near King and Stuart earlier this week.