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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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4 billion dollars requested for Immigration Crisis

President Obama wants nearly 4 billion dollars in funding and legal changes to address the crisis involving the flow of families and children entering the U.S.

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Israel & Hamas

The latest on the elections in Afghanistan and escalating tensions and violence between Israel and Hamas.

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Israel & Hamas

Joey talks with Robert Berger with CBS Radio News from Jerusalem on the escalation of tensions between Israel and Hamas.

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Unaccompanied Minors

The white house says most Unaccompanied minor flooding into the United States from Central America will not be allowed to stay, and more technical problems for the Affordable Care Act.

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Veterans Administration

The next secretary of the Veterans Affairs Administration, Robert McDonald will face well known problems of mismanagement at VA hospitals, and long waits for Dr. appointments, but he will also be faced with another frustrating issue….the processing of disability claims.

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East Side Farmers Market

Joey talks with Mary Rogers and Wendy White-Mitter about the new East Side Farmers Market and cooking classes.

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Former Staffer on Alan Dixon

Thom Serafin founder and CEO of Serafin & Associates, Inc. who was a member of Senator Dixon’s staff talks with Joey about the late Senator Alan Dixon.

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Dave Dahl & Sen. Dixon

Sen. Alan Dixon Passed away over this weekend. Dave Dahl talked to him last year when he was in town for a book signing.

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TSA & Ukraine

Ukraine looks to be preparing for a final showdown with pro-Russian rebels…and heads up if your are preparing to travel overseas in the upcoming weeks. Passengers boarding flights headed to the u.s. may be asked to turn on electronics devices including cell phones

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Boston Marathon Trial

The first criminal trial connected to the Boston Marathon bombing is set to get underway today with opening statements expected in the case of a former college student accused of taking evidence from the alleged bombers dorm room.

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Millionaires’ Tax Falls Short

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

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Butler: Campaign Donation Doesn’t Impact Relationship with Governor

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State Representative Tim Butler got some political campaign cash from Governor Bruce Rauner.

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Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Program Extension, Heads to Governor

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Dispensaries could begin selling the product later this year. The legislation extends the program to four years after that date.

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Senate Passes Pot Decriminalization, Measure Heads to Governor

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The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would treat possession of small amounts of marijuana like a speeding ticket rather than a crime

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 6%

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Illinois' unemployment rate held steady over the last month.