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Rob Mellon on his win in the special primary for the 18th District

Joey talks with the winner of the special primary for the 18th Congressional District seat that was vacate by Aaron Schock.


Gearing up for reductions in the military

We are expected to hear the formal announcement today that the U.S. Army is cutting more that 40,000 troops over the next two years.


School District 186 board votes to buy more security cameras

Joey talks with District 186 School Board President Mike Zimmers about the board voting to purchase additional security cameras for Springfield middle and high schools.

Morning Newswatch

Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner on the city council meeting

Joey talks with Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner to see what action the council took last night at the city council meeting about the ‘pension perk.’

Weekend Newswatch

The Downtown Bacon Throwdown and Music Fest

Joey talks with Nick Sperry with Downtown Springfield Inc. and WTAX General Manager Charlie Ferguson about ‘The Downtown Bacon Throwdown and Music Fest’, and the Kids Zone.


Amid the controversy, Donald Trump is still polling well

Presidential candidate Donald Trump is making a solid early showing in his presidential campaign.

Morning Newswatch

More cameras and mics headed to some courts

Joey talks with Jim Grimes with the Illinois News Broadcasters Association about a pilot program that would bring cameras and mics to the 7th Judicial Circuit courtrooms.

Weekend Newswatch

Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath on the ‘vacation perk’

Joey talks with Springfield Ward 1 Alderman Chuck Redpath on the city council considering an ordinance to do away with a retirement perk that allows city employees to cash in all of their unused vacation time early causing a pension spike.


Bill Cosby admitted to getting drugs to give to women

The Associated Press has uncovered documents that show comedian Bill Cosby admitted obtaining Quaaludes with the idea that he would give them to women he wanted to have sex with.

Morning Newswatch

Senator Andy Manar on Governor Rauner and the budget

Joey talks with State Senator Andy Manar about the budget and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.

Recent Headlines

12 hours ago in Local

Another Day, Another Leaders’ Meeting

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

The four legislative leaders are now meeting daily with Gov. Bruce Rauner in his office.

13 hours ago in Local

House Re-Votes on Budget; Passes Again

Under the Capitol Dome

The mood was a little more tempered, but the votes remained the same.

15 hours ago in Local

U of I Goes Inside for “Branding”

illinois logo

A public relations firm hired to develop a branding plan for the University of Illinois' flagship campus has been replaced by a school committee.

15 hours ago in Local

CPS Chief Leads Capitol Rally

Chicago Public Schools

The head of Chicago Public Schools says the district has "reached the point of no return" and faces severe cuts without "equal" funding from the state.

16 hours ago in Local

Rauner Not Paying Much Attention to Wednesday’s Budget Vote

10-16-15 Rauner Langfelder 10th St Corridor

Outwardly, Gov. Bruce Rauner seems to be taking the state's most important matters in stride, a day after the Speaker of the House dissed his “working groups” and then engineered a budget vote controversial in many ways.