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Eric Cantor Will Leave Leadership

Virginia congressman Eric Cantor, the number two house republican will surrender his post as majority leader at the end of July following his surprise primary defeat.

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Secretary of Defense Grilled at the House

In his first public appearance since the swap of Taliban for Bowe Bergdahl, Defense Secretary spent three hours being grilled by the house armed services committee yesterday.

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Sangamon County SMART

Sangamon County Board Member Andy Goleman joins Joey to talk about the future of the county SMART transit system.

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Springfield City Council

Springfield Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards joins Joey to discuss the city council’s committee of the whole meeting last night.

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Stress Management

Anne Godman from springfieldhealthcheck.org joins Joey to talk about a stress management event coming up Wednesday.

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School Shooting/Eric Cantor

What we know about yesterday’s school shooting, plus Eric Cantors defeat in the primary.

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Joey talks with Mike Lyons from CBS Radio News, and gets the latest on the situation with Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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The Veterans Administration

An internal audit released yesterday showed that 60 thousand veterans are waiting to get an appointment at the department of veterans afffairs

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Las Vegas Shootings

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the Justice Department is looking into possible domestic anti-government extremists.

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Purple Heart Memorial

P.J. Staab and veteran Tom Quigley talk with Joye about a couple of fundraising opportunities for the proposed Purple Heart Memorial at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Autism Programs Hopeful Lawmakers Will Come to Their Rescue

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Providers say some programs may not survive if funding is not restored.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.